As almost every war and terrorism act in the world has been caused by religious people, causing mass negativity around the world, millions of people slaughtered in the name of religion, people giving away their own internal and external power etc to religion, allowing religious beliefs to control them.
If all religious people were put down would this allow true energies to engulf the world and create true peace, full health and happiness?
That would be the same thing that they are doing. It would not be different. Peace starts within and cannot be forced. If the religious people were truely following their god's ways, they would love their enemies and pray for those who hurt them and treat others the way they would want to be treated. Then, there would be no need for war.
If someone is truely vibrating at a higher frequency, they won't want to kill people who disagree with them. In order to want to kill others, one's own vibration must match that of one who would kill. If the one who killed all the religious people were to set the vibration for all that remained, they would all have the vibration of a killer.
You would be leaving out these people and/or groups, which (although they might not all be termed Atheists) led distinctly non-religious wars of oppression and perpetrated atrocities:
The Red Brigades
Red Army Faction
Kim Jong Il
I agree with you that religion has been used an excuse to butcher and oppress millions, but ridding the world of religion will not solve our problems. I think to root out violence in the world you'd have to get at the root of something deeper.
I think it's also important to note that some religious individuals have played a positive role in the development of human culture and the world.
For instance, what about all those Irish monks who helped preserve countless classical works of antiquity, while Europe was being pillaged and destroyed by barbarians? We might not have the great books of Pythagoras, Euclid, Plato, or the many other philosophers and Hermeticists, if not for them.
I think attributing all our troubles to a group or class of people, whether they be a particular religion, or all religions, or all atheists, etc., is just the same dualistic form of thinking which got us into this trouble in the first place. It's the "us versus them" mentality of the two party system, of Christians versus Muslims, of Catholics versus Protestants, of Capitalists versus Socialists, of Rich versus Poor, of Rebels versus Loyalists, of Patriots versus Traitors, of the Religious versus the Atheistic.
If we really want to solve the violence and other problems in the world, I think we need to stop looking to oustiders, or "groups" or "classes" to pin the blame on.
Interesting question and especially the answers.
We each live in a world of our own and have the right and power to maintain that world. The "Logical" questions and answers are from different worlds. For instance there are no terrorists in my world. There are good, joyful people.
If you focus on terrorists, you will have terrorists. If you focus on religion being a detrimental force, it will be one for you! If you focus on people unfolding and expanding their consciousness, that will be your world.
If you try to focus on changing another person through arguments (I reaize I am dangerously close to this, here), you will suffer. YOU will suffer. And it just won't work!
Don't know about you Questers reading this, but I needed to hear it this morning!
We are much more powerful than we have been accustomed to think.
answered 29 Nov '12, 08:06
as long as there are beliefs
if religions would be more spiritual
answered 28 Nov '12, 19:25
Before posting another question, I suggest you take a few minutes and do a bit of research. Your question is NOT based on any facts. According to The encyclopedia of Wars, ONLY 7% of all wars have been termed "religious wars".
I cannot give you an exact percentage in regards to acts of terrorism by 'religious people'; but I can say with certainty you are NOT correct - most acts of terrorism don't have anything to do with religion. (If you have any doubts, type your question into a search engine)
'Put Down' has multiple meanings and I'm not clear how you define it. No matter your definition, I don't think you will be successful in 'putting down' 93.5% of the world's population.
I feel you missed my point. The causes of war are many. Religion may be a factor; but religion is absolutely NOT the cause of most wars or can you attribute all acts of terrorism to religion.
I didn't answer your question earlier because I could not imagine anyone seriously contemplating this or even having such thoughts. The question you asked seems to be the type a troll would ask in order to incite & inflame. I hope your question was sincere and you genuinely want an answer because I'm going to share my thoughts with you.
Even if you were successful and you were able to "put down" every man, woman and child who identifies themselves with any particular religion or however you define "religious" people, it will NOT stop war.
It is my personal belief, the actual cause for most acts of terrorism as well as the underlying basis for countless wars is human beings who are vibrating at a lower fear based level, who do not practice Gratitude and who lack REVERENCE for Life.
War like nearly everything else in life is an energy exchange. War is due to actions and reactions and actions and reactions become energy. When energy is set in motion it creates our experiences and in this case, it's the experience of war.
As long as there are individuals on earth who do not choose to change their vibrations to the higher frequencies of love, compassion & joy, they will have no desire for harmony or peace. Until they do, there will always be discord, conflict and war.
If you have tendencies towards anger, violence or harming others, they will cease to exist if you practice GRATITUDE and approach & regard life with an attitude of REVERENCE.
We have the power to create our own world & choose our experiences. Fill your heart and your mind with loving thoughts of kindness & compassion and your experiences will change.
Be the change you wish to see in the world. If we all do this, war COULD NOT exist.
I think the idea is not be so involved in another's preference.If they try to include you in something you're not interested in the best idea is to say it straight out that you are not interested in discussing it.
For me this takes a lot of awareness because sometimes another will simply come up and start talking about things like I "should" be interested, sort of what's wrong with me that I don't want to be part of what makes them so excited.
It's preference and I'm just not into talking about it.....no hate or judgement I'm just not interested in wasting my time unless I'm fascinated by it.
you are attacking the wrong problem. the real problem is the darkness. the darkness affect you from the outside and from the inside. from the outside when it comes from someone else. and from the inside when it comes from your self. so wash the inside of the cup and make your water pure. but i am telling you if you live by the sword you will die by the sword. the only sword you should use is the sword of truth. the truth shall set you free. there is light in a person of light and it shines on the whole world if not it is dark. so let there be light, Be the light that you can Be, experience and enjoy.
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You see my friend. You are talking about the Muslims, may be the catholic church. Peace cannot be made my making more wars. This is a lesson that will prove it self, when you read through history. More than 30,0000 wars in 3000 years. What happened?
You cant put down religious people.
answered 03 Dec '12, 13:09
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