posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 01:53 PM
reply to post by Krazysh0t
Well, on legitimate historic events, covered as history and where religion happened to be a major or even primary factor? Heck, I don't say religion
as a word and mere concept of history be striken. There are entire periods of history, both good and bad, they'd have to remove. Religion was an
underlying basis and factor for whole extended periods. The Crusades come to mind. Spain into and through the 1500's and beyond certainly comes to
The fight against religion..and the effort to suppress any belief or belief which didn't conform has ALSO been the deaths of millions...not just
fighting TO have it.
That's the problem. Your viewpoint would teach the aspects where religion has done harm and been the proximate cause of massive bloodletting in the
past. I'd also emphasize just how much power Religion holds for positive and true goodness in peoples lives. Some nations in this world run 90% and
above as Faithful. Catholics and Islam alike have such %'s in different nations...and MANY of them. Religion, by nature, being evil would insure
every one of those nations was a miserable and ugly place to be..when the truth couldn't be further.
So, I think it's how we term Religion in it's own right and ever moving to describe Religion itself as bad, when it's how man has chosen to use it
which has produced evil. The same has been done in as great or greater numbers in the name of nationalism, resource distribution and of course, the
one item which has probably killed more people outside of old age? Gold.
You're right in saying it's not simple. It's very complex..and 5th graders aren't miniature adults to take it all in and properly apply
perspective to understand, as adults will. Let kids be kids...just a little bit..is my thinking.