Religion and war go hand in hand even today. The Muslims in North Africa and the
Middle East. The Christians in other parts of the world, and the Jews in many cases
now persecute the Palestinians within their boarders. No not as religious reprisals
but because they are not part of the Jewish society which amounts to the same thing.
If you watch the elections in America it cannot be missed the social conservative agenda
is about controlling the nation using religion, in this instance the Christian religion.
None of this is conducive to having a better world regardless of who is doing what to whom.
I have always believed that once any group wants to use violence or the political agenda
to control others by their narrow scope of tolerance the cause for that group is eventually
lost. A case in point is Europe and America, including Canada for decades imposed the
moral statute on the nation and all had to comply. Movies, Books Music, Marriage laws
and so on. Everything from divorce to gay sex was legislated. The result was different
in each case but the rebellion was the same. Every society turned on the churches and
the governments that made the laws. Turmoil and upheaval came and went. At one
point in Britain, Oliver Cromwell imposed a religious view on the people and within five
short years he ended up on the wrong end of a piece of rope as it were.
In North America I point to the Sixties as a prime example of people telling the church
and the governmental society to go to hell.
Now we are watching the next phase of religious revolution taking flight. A few short
months ago we were all cheering on the Arab Spring. Now it appears the participants
may have been led by the Islamic Brotherhood and the fostering of their nationalist views
may be taking flight. I should caution that not all Arabs or Muslims subscribe to the
more radical groups, but a mob mentality appears to be raising its ugly head. Each nation
evolves in its own way and the more interruptions the rest of the world imposes only delays
the eventual course of history, it rarely alters it though on a permanent bases. I hope the
country is strong enough to repel the Islamic militants otherwise there could well be another
blood bath for Africa, and once again the world may be forced to act, or should I say react.
Why is it that we always react with military force without the addition of education as part
of the equation?