Leo 04, 01 / Jun 21, 17 18:45 UTC
Can There Truly Be Harmony Where There is Religion? ¶
I propose the question in hopes that it can be considered by each reader with objectivity. In thinking about the question, review history - from the moment humans began adopting dogma to explain natural phenomena, the seeds of conflict were sewn. Throughout time, war has killed millions. As I see it, the majority of war has been waged and justified in the name of two goals: religion and land/resources. In many cases religion and culture are inseparable, creating a path toward cultural/ethnic atrocities - such as genocide. And let me clarify that throughout history, I do not see any religion escape violence. Whether its the forceful conversion of peoples to Christianity, or ethnic cleansing, or radical beliefs or even down to Pagans and the witch hunts - religion caused polarization, violence, and death.
Do we really think, where there is dogma, there can peace? As we move into space, can humans really change and become truly accepting of everyone, regardless of differentiating characteristics?