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Is fighting for religion any different from a generic form of fighting for supremacy with respect to territory or resources?

Fighting for religion has been a long fought battle similar to fighting for land and resources. It is human nature, as social animals, to fight for supremacy as individuals and as social groups. This behavior is instinctive in all life which is a necessity for survival.
Is it possible for humans to ever overcome their instinct to fight?
Criticizing only religion in particular only touches the surface of a bigger problem of fundamentalism. People should encourage rational thought process but we have to ask ourselves if humans can ever put aside differences.
How can we impart education onto children where the emphasis is more on critical thinking rather than gaining knowledge alone?

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    Apr 9 2011: In order to question something, use critical thinking, one must know something. As science is dividing into so may different branches, different subjects to study, different fields, people are desperately seeking something whole in contrast, connections instead of divisions. The old political ideas have also become fragmented, diverse. So the place left to look for some holistic, whole approach to existence, is religion.
    Even though religions also are dividing into new sects and movements, what they deal with is all and everything.... And they are interested in YOU, as an individual.
    So we might just need to develop a new religion that all humans can share and that does not oppose critical thinking. One that can be used as a firm base to stand or sit on while asking your question.....(until the next earthquake...)

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