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Which is the most violent religion? - This was a a question I googled today. I found an article in the Washington Times and then left this comment.
I was searching for a
serious article on which religion is the most violent.
While this was an interesting and, in some ways, well
written article, it did not answer my question.
Nov 30, 2016
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Professor Juan Cole casually estimates that Christians chalked up roughly 50 times more violent deaths than Muslims across the past century.
Judaism emphasizes justice and humanity, inspiring Jews to become advocates of the oppressed in every society where they have influence
God commands King Saul to deal with a tribe who offended him several generations back: Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. Saul is then cursed for failing to exercise the requisite brutality. Let that be a lesson to you. And a potent lesson it remains, enough to inspire violent Jewish souls today who would advocate hanging Arab children
This is simply not a factual statement. I feel very discouraged when I read it because I have a big need for the truth. I also have a big need for understanding. For example, understanding cause and effect. If there are some belief systems that are cleary more based in, or clearly result in, more violence, I want to know it and I want everyone in the world to be aware of it.
Chris also says:
Or do people do what their religious leaders tell them to do? And is obedience a bigger part of some belief systems than others? For example, are people taught to punish those who disobey?I would like to see a serious comparison of religions and belief systems. I suppose someone has done such a comparision. I feel a little discouraged that this Chris did not do some research on that and present his findings, or at least offer us some links. There is a clear connection between religion and violence human beings.