Religion And Wars

Jihadist violence, it’s becoming disturbingly frequent. So frequent, it threatens to numb our collective minds to its presence, let alone its sheer brutality like the throat slitting of Father Jacques Hamel.

Even so, its persistence has generated reactions, some of which are ill-informed…

“When will we realise that the concessions we have made to faith in our political discourse prevent us from even speaking about, much less uprooting, the most prolific source of violence in our history?”
Sam Harris regarding religion in the book “End of Faith”, 2004.

“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”
Barack Obama regarding Christianity in light of recent Islamic violence as previously discussed here.

So, religion, including Christianity is the most prolific source of human violence. Really? Continue Reading →