Following on from my previous post The Question of Religion, I have another question for anyone willing to share their thoughts.
Conflict. Religion is often tied to it. It’s a lot of what we see in the news. People waging war in the name of religion. But does that mean that religion is inevitably tied to war, to violence, to conflict?
For me, religion is neutral. There are those who interpret what they read as a call to arms, as a reason to wage war, to hurt people and commit atrocities. And then there are those who choose to believe in the good side of it. They interpret their faith in a peaceful way, they choose to do good in the name of their god/religion.
So, does religion always mean violence? Will there always be those who use religion as a basis for war?
What are your views on the link between religion and conflict?