Is Religion the Cause of Most Wars? Not Even Close!
Some if not many atheists like to assert that religion is the cause of most wars. Is that really true? Not Even Close!
According to the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WARS by Charles Phillips and Alan Axelrod, religious wars account for only 7%, or 123 of the 1,763 wars in recorded human history.
It is important to note that 66 of those religious wars, more than 50%, involved Islam, the so-called “religion of peace.” Yet, Islam did not even exist as a religion for 3,000 years of recorded human warfare!
Furthermore, only two of the U.S.A.’s 17 or so wars, the war against the Barbary Pirates and the current “War on Terror,” have involved any religious entanglement (both against violent, sexist Muslim tyrants), despite the fact that the United States has been one of the most religious nations in the past 247 years of its existence.
In that light, it’s vitally important to note that the Christian Crusades, especially the first one, were actually a defensive action against the barbarity, violence and warmongering of Islam and its Satanic scriptures, the Quran*.
Thus, when liberal atheists like Sam Harris (on page 12 of his book THE END OF FAITH) say that humanity’s tendency to slaughter one another “generally have their roots in religion,” he’s not telling the truth. Far from it!
– Source: www.godandscience.org.
* Please also note that more than one dozen passages in the Quran say it’s okay to lie to Non-Muslims, to oppress them, or even to kill them: Suras 2:106, 2:191, 2:225, 3:28, 3:54, 3:151, 4:89, 8:12, 8:60, 9:3, 9:5, 9:29, 16:106, 40.28, 47:3, 47.4.