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Why people fight over religions ?

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My husband said this to me when I was in a crux over the situation in Iran and Iraq. He said, " These people have been fighting over that same chunk of land for years before the bible was ever written." This gave me reason to believe that it's not about really the chunk of land. It's about the power to have "More." The more people who back up a religion, which ever that religion may be, the more power you have. Religion is one of the first forms of governing people to think and feel as you do. Really. Taken out of context and substitute another. Ex: I feel gold is better than silver. Well, you may think,...I like gold and silver. I don't know? Why do you like gold? My response, gold is shiny. Silver is dull. You then say, Wow! You're right! Now, I have convinced you (this is a GENERAL You) that gold is better. Please do remember, this is an example.. ! With this example, you can see how easily "one" may be manipulated. I hope this helped :)

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If you go down the list,... now think about this for a second... Most people that responded to your question, talk in third person.

This shows you the power is because somebody taught them. This is good.
The odd thing is, me included, we Learned this behavior.
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Good answer.
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Thank you Sincerity! Have a great wekend :)
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Very good answer Merlin!!!
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Thank you ynp. :)
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Because everyone has their own opinion. And everyone thinks that opinion is right

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because theres always that one guy who's like

"anyone who believes differently is stup!d"

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I agree with this obviously... In my opinion, it's worded a little harshly, but, I it showed how power can MANIPULATE. That is my "NOT so stupid" reason for an agreement.
Compromise is definitely out of the question. This is why, I do agree; yet, only to show the people manipulation can hide it's head in ugly ways.
You do know, you aren't ugly. I use words in creative ways.
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thats beautiful amazing answer
but i side with the people of iraq and palestine
in palestine its not about wanting more land its about needing it they have no good farm soil and left with nothing but ruins for villages~someone who's seen palestine and israel

in my opinion religion is ALL one big cover up for other things
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Thank you arabbit
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though i appreciate what you husband is doing for our nation :)
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Sorry for the delay in my response. Being computer challenged that I am, it takes a moment to unfigure what I figured to make things load better.. then undo.. what I did.. you get the point :)
I will tell my husband. This will actually tickle him. I do find this thoughts keep my brain working forward. This is one of the many reasons I keep him around :) big smiles to him. Thanks for given credit where credit is do.
Also, you remind me a lot of a young chap I used to follow. If you ever run into him, since I follow you both, I'll let you know.
You, also, are a great assest to this site. I WILL read you again. Take Care my dear. Have a great day.
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See, this computer, keeps changing what I type. I'm not making excuses for my misspellings, but I am saying, it sends before I can correct. Any suggestions?
ps. I'm sure you get the jest of what I was saying. This does not mean I have forgiven myself for letting it get out to the public before correcting them. Any clues?
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Because they haven't learned enough about science to fight over that.

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science isn't the right thing
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I'd appreciate you to keep your opinions to yourself. I was planning to do just that until you commented.
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wow.. its not an opinion its the truth.
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because they want to prove they are right. just like if someone told me Christians were not right I would argue

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Because people think that their religion is right and that others are wrong.

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All relgion go to heaven ,( if they believe christ{God} is their savior) then no need to fight but people fight cause they have nothing to do

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Because people don't know how to compromise. Everyone has a different opinion an we cant just leave each other alone.

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Hi, Zoe. Honey, there are SO many reasons. It's unfortunate that anyone has to fight over religion. But there's such a diversity in what people believe and a lot of people believe that their way is the only way and will voice that opinion, make no bones about it, hurt people's feelings or make them mad and then "there it goes" a great big fight. And quite frankly, there are people who just love to fight over religion for the pure sake of it and enjoy it, period. No matter what is said, they come back with something else at you. I think everyone should be able to give their opinion and no one argue with them. We all believe what we believe. But it's happened for thousands of years and I'm sure will always be a problem.

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Hi, Zoe, sweetie. I'm humbled by you following me. Thank you. I hope I never let you down. I did want to let you know, though, that I got a notification that you and Logarithm commented back to me and, if so, I didn't get them. I just don't want to ignore anybody, so I wanted to let you know. 8-)
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Logarithm, as I told Zoe, I got a notification that you commented to me, but I didn't get the comment. I don't want to ignore anybody so I just wanted to let you know. :-)
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Good Morning siss~ I was just about to write something very similar. I will, still; ! I do want you to know before I get down there to do so, I agree. 1 million percent. Happy! Happy!
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Good mornin', Merlin! I love it when you drop in, just love it! 1 million percent? Happy! Happy! 8-)
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well i voted for your answer SissyMom and i did followed you , probably that's the notifications :) and thank you for the help
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Oh, honey, you're so very welcome. Just any time. I don't know why it said "commented." Maybe I just needed by bifocals on. >:-o
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Well, you maybe misread it or saw another notification instead of mine but it's not important and i appreciate it Sissy a lot :D
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Thanks, honey. You make an old woman feel good again. ROFL!
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ha ha old women ? nah your not old don't say that and i'm glad to make you feel good .
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You're welome siss~ Thank you for voicing your opinion.:)
Always glad to drop in. And, as you know,.... I happily follow you too! Being old gives me the excuse to say,.. oh by the way,.. I started following you....let's see., "well, way back when Kit and I were travelin' cross the country on horse back, sissymaw and I were 'round back then,.. we came 'cross a traveler...."hhahahahaha!
Great answer sissyMom!
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I'll sissymaw you, Merlin. ROFL!!! You're such a hoot and I don't know what I'm going to do with you. Probably not a darn thing! Big hugs! ((( Merlin )))
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hi sissy haven't seen you in a while
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Well, hi, Writer! It has been a long time! I swear I think I've been put in another time zone. I don't see a lot of the people I used to. How have you been?
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Happy goosebumps back at cha sissymaw~ and you put huge smiles on my face too! If me, you, an' ol' Kit don't cross paths again, on this long weekend... keep that there head up an high, don't let them scoot on by... without bein' your awesome self! This, of course, translates to: Keep pickin' up those travelers with you great thought and in the mean time, enjoy the weekend if our paths don't cross again. Kit, well, he knows the way! hahahahaa! Big smiles and hugs always!
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Hi Susan! Thank you for your answering this. It is human nature, for people to think their perspectives on things are right. And unfortunately, this holds true for religious beliefs, too. One virtue that we should all strive for, is humility. ( a trait that I admire, in you!). In order to have humility, love must be instilled in our hearts. For, without love, compassion would not exist. And therefore, without a compassionate heart, pride, (the very opposite of being humble), overtakes us instead. And then, Wars begins. It happens in relationships, and it happens in countries. This is why it is needful of me, to follow after Christ. For if I turn away from Him, I will undoubtedly fall into that very intrinsic nature of Man. The old clich, "Pride comes before the fall",rings true in this instance. Thank you. and may God Bless you, for being His humble servant!
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Tom, it seems as if every time we talk, I'm doing my best to type through tears that are in my eyes. You write the sweetest things and things I don't deserve. You humble me with your words of kindness and I will say thank you for what you said; however, if I have the trait of humility, you seem to double it, it my eyes. Everything you say is worded so beautifully and says everything I feel also. And your "cliche" is closer to something the Bible says than you know. In Proverbs, it tells us, "Pride goes before destruction." And doesn't that ring true in this instance? Tom, thank you. Thank you for being someone I look up to for being the good Christian man you are, the follower of Christ you are, and a man that doesn't care to proclaim how you feel about it. I praise God that you are a child of His who speaks with wisdom and thoughtfulness. May God rain blessings upon you.
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Psalms 34:3
O magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together.
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Since I've used half a box of Kleenex this morning, we can just sing together then:
"Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom, power and love
Our God is an awesome God"

Thank you, sweet, sweet Tom.
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aw sissy <3
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Wonderful!!! I love that chorus!!! Perfect!
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Writer, did sing, too? <3
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Tom, one of my all-time favorites. I heard you singing with me, and you were good at that, too! "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!"
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haha i love to sing!
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So that was the other female voice I heard!!!!
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haha that was probably me!
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We now officially have a trio! But where are we going to meet every week? Oh, dear.
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People believe that there religion is right. They just want the world to revolve under there god, so do not sweat it , and try to stay out of the conflict as much as possible.

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It's possible to have a civil disagreement about religion. However, fights occur due to the attitude of the individuals involved. Usually it's a feeling that they have to be right and acknowledged right, that there's no alternative other than their viewpoint. This is commonly the cause for political arguments as well. Sometimes people see things in absolute black and white rather than the shades and nuances that actually exist.

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Unfortunately, I have to agree. It's annoying to me that a majority of people seem to "feel" others Must be on their side. You bring an excellent fact and a blatent point to the drawing board! Big Smiles for Quester!
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Every religion has different morals, and if one supports something that the other detests, arguements arise. Best thing to do is be a mediator and make each side realize that they need to be tolerant.

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I understand that we have different beliefs BUT I can't understand why OUR replies are so angry-- hurtful-- and insulting. We should just express our view points and why we believe them.

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My take of the matter is this: Religion (or lack of one) makes up a groups politics. A groups politics are going to make up the "rules" for who gets what, when and how. As long as a group is relatively comfortable with this, no problem right? Right. Until....Certain changes come about to upset the "world view" or order of the group. These changes can be internal such as when Jesus of Nazareth upset the old Jewish World Order, or the Christians upset the old Roman World Order (which was MUCH bigger than the Jews at the time). Or they can be external such as when Mohammed did his number throughout the Mediterranean. I'm sure too, when the first "white" men from 15th and 16th Century Europe landed in the "New" world, many wise Native Americans could see not only their tribes way of life/religion/world view change, but perhaps other tribes as well. (Even those they may have warred with!) And the changes for them were much more traumatic due to the speed or rapidity of the changes. (CONT. AS COMMENT)

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Any way when a group, tribe, nations, "world view" or sense of order (religion) is changed, people are going to react. SOME may just shrug their shoulders and say "Eh? Whatever" , but many others, especially those with large psychological or financial investments in the old way of seeing or doing things are going to react much more "violently". CHANGE IS HARD. I don't care who you are or how wise you think you might be, there is NO escaping this fact. CHANGE is also inevitable. Reason to despair? Not really. Because once people know and realize this they can SLOW the change down to "manageable" levels. This is Jebidiah's law of psychology: Rapid change is the most traumatic change of all. I hope this answers your question as to why people fight over religion. Bottom line? Comfort zones get impinged upon.
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I really think this is a good explanation. Thanks for sharing.
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Tons of facts and very admirable. Yet, your first sentence opened the first reason why I continued reading.
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To Betty and Merlin: Thanks for the compliments I appreciate them. I should qualify one thing though: I'm not really the "first" one to state "Jebidiah's Law of Psychology" I AM the first to put it into those terms.
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any Idea how much money is made from religion?
if you could control all that?
they all have some story about the person tithe a penny is more to god than a the one who tithed much. yet they all gravitate to $

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It causes real world problems over imaginary details.

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Ignorance, arrogance, ego.

There's a Sufi fable that tells how God gave a crystal to one of his angels and said, "This crystal is the Truth. Take it to Earth and give it to the people."
As the angel flew he was attacked by a demon. They fought and the crystal fell, shattering into tiny shards and, when people found a shard they said, "We have found the truth." But they had found only part of it
They're still saying it.

But there's a quote from Hinduism's Rig Veda that could resolve all the fighting if only religious people didn't love to hate. It's this: "By whatever name you call me, it is I who will answer."

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I love that fable!
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It'll never catch on though, Yosey. There's not enough theology involved and now way to exploit people or beat your own drum.
I'll bet that Demon would have lost an aerial battle with my Eagle Lady.
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LOL! He would have been ripped to shreds!!!
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Before this day ends, and becomes another great day in the whole scheme of history as we know it, I would like to say: I heard somewhere along the way it's Budha's birthday! Or a day in the Western Hemisphere some do recoginize it.

My thought on this observation.. Beat a drum. Something that makes you happy. A tune, a dance step, a smile, a happy aura. Something that is a sound you enjoy and walk on this great planet baring all.

As corny as that sounds, and reading back, it does,... I learned this from my own fear of being happy.
And my mom.
On the soltice, the goes into the woods with a drum. All by herself. She sheds her clothes and beats her drum. In the winter she beats it to bring in the sun.

For some reason, that has always moved me. Not my dad, my sister, my self, her dogs, our horses, or even the fainting goats go with her. The cats even take a moment to let her be. I just felt that knowing somebody who can become who they are and speak the truth of who they are... to the universe does compliment your wonderful fabel.
Thanks Dodgy, for sharing with us some truth in it's o.k. today and everyday, to be who you are and speak the truth. And Thanks ynp.214 for being there with him to share everyday trials, tribulations, and truths.
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I think that's wonderful what she did, Merlin. I can see where your magic name comes from. I was once invited to a Wiccan festival. I might tell you about it by email. Too much telling for here, and not quite appropriate.
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That sounds like one heck of an awesome mom/role model Merlin!!! If only we all felt free enough to do something similar........

OzMan....Wiccan festival????
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A mid-winter riverside experience; Mostly it wasn't very interesting, but...
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You 2 are also incredible distributors of good thoughts. Helping each find their own truths. My mom said she is thankful to you as well. She is glad she can contribute to helping find the true self and how wonderfully it lives, once let free to be. She wanted to make sure you 2 don't shy away from the magic you both carry within. Happy! Happy!
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Give her my best wishes, Merlin. I think I'd like her. Lots.
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Aw shucks Merlin............Mom sounds cool!!!!
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Sometimes we just get so frustrated that no one believes. For me it's that I know this person will be doomed if they don't believe so it makes me upset then I try to argue my point further.

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