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#10 - anonymous (09/07/2012) [-]
Just want to say;

I'm religious and honestly, all wars do have a religious background cause to them.
#48 to #10 - captnpl ONLINE (09/08/2012) [-]
American Revolution
User avatar #40 to #10 - mrsInuyasha (09/08/2012) [-]
If it wasnt religion it would be something else......humanity is hopeless no matter what they believe in.
#34 to #10 - zxczxcv (09/07/2012) [-]
okay, what about the holocaust in nazi Germany, and the Great Purges and Ukraine starvation in Soviet Russia, Millions upon millions of people died, all in the name of 'The Mother Land' or some other form of this sentiment, Both believed their way was superior to all others, and both were explicitly atheist.

Wars are campaigns for power, they are never purely operations for moral reasons, the use of God to gain support of these wars is a total bastardization of what God stands for, but if it were not a successful tool for power, the orchestrators of war would simply find another.

tldr- God's name being used to support war ≠ God or belief in God causing war
User avatar #23 to #10 - zukowashere (09/07/2012) [-]
-Vietnam was stopping communism, not about religion
-Korea was protecting the South from the North invasion, not about religion
-WWII was because of Germany's humiliation, not about religion
-Polish-Soviet War was to stop communist influence on Europe, not about religion
-WWI cause by assassination and nationalism, not religion
-Franco-Prussian war was about a united Germany, not religion
-Boer Wars, British wanted South Africa, not about religion
-Spanish American War, about manifest destiny, not religion
-US Civil War, about slavery, not religion
-War of 1812, US tired of Britain stealing our sailors
-Napoleonic Wars, about a stronger France, not about religion
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- 30 years war, this was about religion


Yep, all those wars were about religion.
#27 to #23 - nrobchavez (09/07/2012) [-]
the cool part is though, in every single war, leaders would use god to manipulate the people. "god is on our side"

then they would take the moral high ground which is essentially using religion cause in essence religion is just a set of morals... just conveyed in different ways. so when people are told that "x is/are bad and are immoral" they believe and are lead to believe that they do not hold the same correct values that they hold... usualy stemming from religion

i would say all sets of beliefs are a religion. mine remains strictly scientific; however, i would still call it a religion.
#30 to #27 - goldengohan (09/07/2012) [-]
"god is on our side" is just a morality booster for one's side of the war
what your talking about pertains to terrorism in the middle east and maybe a few other scenarios

User avatar #18 to #10 - satrenkotheone ONLINE (09/07/2012) [-]
Eeeenope.

World War 1?
User avatar #11 to #10 - lorddarkskull (09/07/2012) [-]
no, religion is the excuse given to get people to fight. wars are started by greed.
#29 to #11 - anonymous (09/07/2012) [-]
I thought oil was.
User avatar #20 to #11 - karmaghost (09/07/2012) [-]
I agree. Greed, and the lust for total, utter control of our mind body and soul. I believe there's been an agenda for a long time.
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