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Naveen Dennis Barnabas

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Will the absence of Religion make the world more peaceful ?

One of my aunts who is an atheist insisted that the absence of Religion will make the world peaceful but according to my observations people always seem to associate themselves into some group and drift away from other communities if you may say so. For example: I live in India where each state has their own language thereby a separation is created by language and there are also people who dissociate themselves from other people based on looks, accent, tastes, preferences etc. So, do you really think that the absence of religion will make the world more peaceful?

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    Dec 10 2012: No. I do not believe that the absence of Religion will make the world more peaceful. Man has used Religion as an excuse to create violence. We humans have evolved partly because of war. In the history of man, wars have often been started from poor little excuses. Many religious doctrines are written in such ways that any interpretation is possible. Further I would like to add that I am not a religious person and am not edorsing any theologica belief however, I believe that religion is imbedded to humans therefore it has earned a rightful place. Eg. there would be no need or a place for science. Science partly exists because we ask the question, is there a God?
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