We do know that religious beliefs causes war, but I do not think that relgious beliefs justify war. Some beliefs believe that war is a sin, that you shouldn't do it. Some religions believe that war isn't a sin and you will be pinished if you do not go fight for your god. Document 1 (Bhagavad-Gita, the Hindu song of God) , document 4 (Haji according to the Quran 4:74-74) , and document 5 ( Pope Innocent 3 in Fourth Lateran Council, 1215) are grouped together because they believe that you will be punished if you do not participate in war for your god. In documnet 1, they were disgraced they didn't fight.
The Affect of Religion on Terrorism September 11th, 2001 is a day our country will never forget; it was a day that held one of the biggest terroristic attacks that our country has ever seen. These events, subsequently, launched our current war on terrorism and Al-Qaeda. Following the events of 9/11, many sociologists and political figures questioned whether or not religion had been a major influence on terrorism, or was it the leading cause of these questionable acts. We understand that religion and terrorism are closely related, this is because the majority of the individuals committing these acts are members of a religious group; can we blame religion for fueling these acts? Or could it be the group of individuals, as a whole, that influences these people to behave in such a manner?
For these political aggressors, war is not merely a metaphor or the equivalent of a sports analogy. It is far more profound and stems from the conflict of “world view,” usually described as a “Biblical World view” against everything else. It is explicitly understood by its proponents as a religious war and waged accordingly on multiple fronts, mostly in terms we have come to define as “cultural.” How the conflict plays out takes on political dimensions and sometimes physical conflict. This war is theocratic in nature, and seeks
When artists portray images revolving around religious icons the image may turn into something highly controversial. It is true that the constitution does give Americans freedom of speech as well as expression but there is always a fine line between pushing the envelope and burning it and sometimes these artists burn it completely. The artist who constructed the image for the Blake Prize for religious art constructed an image of the portrait of Jesus with the face of Osama Bin Laden. The image’s controversy is one that deserves analyzing because of the context of the image as well as the reaction to the image. Throughout the analysis one must keep in mind that this image was meant for a contest of religious art.
These ideas show how the holocaust did exist. This is not just my statement but there is proof. Hitler not only wanted to keep them away but passing laws against them and creating concentration camps but he wanted to torturer them as well. Jews were the target. Why this happened?
Hitler displayed ultranationalism when he put Social Darwinism into action, he was creating a master race. Hitler believed in survival of the fittest; he eliminated people who didn't meet the ethnic idea. Lebensraum and Social Darwinism were both indications of ultranationalism that Germany displayed, that ultimately lead to the cause of the second world war.
The Germans, as the strongest and fittest, were destined to rule, while the weak and racially adulterated Jews were doomed to extinction. Hitler began to restrict the Jews with legislation and terror, which entailed burning books written by Jews, removing Jews from their professions and public schools, confiscating their businesses and property and excluding them from public events. The most infamous of the anti-Jewish legislation were the Nuremberg Laws, enacted on September 15, 1935. They formed the legal basis for the Jews' exclusion from German society and the progressively restrictive Jewish policies of the
Question: If believing in a god or gods is good, then why is so much pain and suffering caused by religion--like the crusades, suicide bombings, etc., etc? Answer: This is a question we hear very often, and there are a number of ways of approaching the issue. I'd like to try a scientific approach. The position is that religion causes war. Just like, say, alcohol causes inebriation and sunlight makes things grow.
However, religion is only one component of this dangerous situation. The conflict goes far beyond just a clash of religions to become one of global consequence. While many people are led to believe this is a religious war, and while religion certainly plays a significant role in hostilities, history has shown that global politics, land disputes, and regional wars are equally to blame for the continuing crisis. It is important to note that the term “Arab-Israeli conflict” is really a generic label which is put on the situation to encompass all struggles related to the Middle East. It is important for one to understand some of the history behind this struggle in order to put many of the events into perspective.
Religion is still significant in society today because fundamentalism has become more predominant. That is religious groups taking the words of holy scripture literally, and wanting to take society back to the time the scriptures were written. That they are willing to kill people and themselves in fundamentalist attacks proves that religion has not lost its significance in society. Fundamentalism is relevant to today’s society as many attacks have been witnessed in recent years in a number of different countries including England (7/7) America (9/11) and Spain. Also it cannot be argued that religion is not so significant in society today as sects and cults are becoming more and more popular in society , each portraying religious ideas, the fact that membership of such religious organisations are increasing suggest that religion has not lost its significance.