War: it's a topic that makes people shudder. The thought of thousands of people on each side mercilessly killing each other for their cause is something that is hard to imagine. And yet: it's happened hundreds (if not thousands) of times. But, what *is* their cause for fighting? Well, for some cases: religion. Think about it, some of the worst events in history (for example: The Holocaust, the Crusades, The Mountain Meadow's Massacre, 9/11, etc) have been caused in the name of a religion. Even now, bloody conflicts happen in the Middle East because of the commands of religious beliefs. The Holocaust, one of the worst events in modern history, was caused by a man's hatred of a religious and ethnic heritage. Aztecs would sacrifice innocent people to their deities, the Romans threw Christians into bloody combat solely because of their beliefs, and many other inhumane acts. Even Christianity itself lets you get away with things that are crimes today, simply by paying the father fifty pieces of silver and marrying the woman (Deuteronomy 22:29). My point is: religions are in not as peaceful as it claims to be. It can be downright horrid, inhumane, and disgusting.
Theists, I await your argument.
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