pink_trike wrote:erasure are an unacknowledged, unstated purpose of both war and religion.
pink_trike wrote:Imagine a post-religious era...there'd be a whole lot less war.
pink_trike wrote:Religiosity and war always gravitate toward each other in varying form and degree. Both are cut from the same mental cloth - "Our beliefs are right and their beliefs are wrong"...generally used as justification for domination and annihilation. Colonization, subjugation, and erasure are an unacknowledged, unstated purpose of both war and religion.
Its not surprising to see these religious messages on weapons that tear people into bloody bits. War is frequently a tool of religion and vise versa, covertly or overtly...covertly on both sides in the current "police action". They are a snug fit. Shining a strong light on the covert religiosity that in part drives this war on both sides can only be a good thing.
Imagine a post-religious era...there'd be a whole lot less war.
Sanghamitta wrote:Could you please give details ? As far as I am aware the Salvation Army that I am referring to is a Christian organisation founded in Victorian England By William Booth with a mission to the poor and homeless which as continued to this day.
In addition to the above I could and should have added the huge social contribution made by the Quakers in the area of peace, prison reform, etc etc. Despite being religionists, and therefore old hat and needing weeding out apparantly. To usher in a brave new world of shiny faced rationalists.
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