would there be more peace in the world if ...

August 13, 2008 2:13pm CST
if there were no religions to influence people's own judgement allowing them to make their own unbased decisions...if the preachers and the believers not discuss about which god to worship and which to not...which god is highest of all...what to wear and what to not...but instead to focus on the belief of betterment that comes from sharing and helping one another...what do you all think about it?
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• India
13 Aug 08
Hi Rahil_Thkr. I believe its not religion to be blamed. all the religions advocate peace. The problem lies with ourselves. We worship the preachers as god. We believe more on them less on the god. We need to blame religious sentiments not the religion. Russia attacked Jarjia, is there any religion issues involved? Remember the cold war between USA and Russia. That too not for religion. So we can't have peace just by eliminating religion. We need to develop our consciousness to curb violence and restore peace. And you must know that +ve and -ve forces coexist. So without troubles, logically, there can't be peace. Well, this is just silly.
@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
13 Aug 08
That is a very good question to ponder. You are a smart thinker. I believe that anything is possible. There seems to be a lot of conflict going on over the years in the name of religion and a lot of dictatorship. I imagine this is what you could be referring to. You are referring also to being dictated as in what to wear and what religion and what person to worship. If the people of all different nations were able to focus on the betterment of people and sharing then perhaps things could work out differently.
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
13 Aug 08
There would be more peace in the world if there were less fanatics and if all people were perfect. OOps guess thats not happening anytime soon. All religions have their place in this world. It is not the religion that is at fault it is the people practicing and proslytizing the various religions. If everyone would calm down and let there be peace there would be peace!!! There is a song about Let There Be Peace on Earth and Let it Begin With Me. We should all try practicing that every day. We might get good at it!! Shalom, Salaam, Peace everywhere~Adoniah