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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 4 2012: Are people who have no religion peaceful?
    • Dec 4 2012: More often than not.
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        Dec 5 2012: My personal experience is at variance with your statement. Actually, on a personal level -which is quite different from the level Mr. Barnabas is asking about- some of the most hostile, mean-spirited people have been folks who eschew religion. As I count backwards through the wars in which Americans have participated I can't think of one that was primarily a result of religious friction. (The never ending Middle East wars are about real estate, oil, and deep-seated ethnic hatred). It's easy to blame religion, including Atheism, for man's ills but I don't think the facts support it.
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      Dec 10 2012: Mr. Long. your question of, are people with no religion peaceful? is a very good one, because it is in those people that we might find the real answer.

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