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Religion is the cause of all mankind's problems

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Started: 1/25/2020 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Religion is the catalyst for many of the world's problems and stands as a threat to humanity's peaceful coexistence. Ending all religion will contribute to world peace.


Religion is not the cause of mankind's problem.
Debate Round No. 1


Religion is a force of intolerance and violence around the world. War, Rage and endless bloodshed have all been a result of religious violence.
Religion encourages extreme display of devotion to a chosen faith. This can take the form of violence against a group or individual of another faith or someone who has broken away from the group.
Every single religion in the world has been associated with a violent act or group.
The Catholic church promoted the Trans-atlantic slave trade which enslaved and displaced billions of Africans.
In 1605, The gunpowder plot was a failed attempt by English Catholics in Britain to assassinate the Protestant King James I.
Orthodox Christians initiated movements such as IRON GUARD which had led to murders during the 1930's.
In Rwanda, The 1994 genocide against the Tutsi's was propagated by the Catholic church. More than 800, 000 people died and left many individuals suffering from extreme mental trauma as well as physical disabilities.
On 16 July 2001, Peter Knight walked into an arbotion clinic carrying a rifle. He intended to massacre everyone in the clinic. Because his bible condemns abortion.
We all know about the infamous 9/11 attack on American soil by Muslim terrorist.
Attack on the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida in 2016. This is as a result of the intolerant religious teaching.
The ChristChurch Mosque shooting which killed 51 people and injured 50 was a form of Christian terrorism.
In a nutshell, All religions pose a threat to global peace.


It's important to understand how many conflicts actually involve religion. We need to analyze the motivations of these conflicts. There are many grievances that play pivotal roles in so called religious conflicts. Corruption, Political terror, Gender and economic inequality, Political instability, Mental health are significant factors that are complexly interwoven in a form of religious conflict or violence.
Religion is wielded as a weapon of war but it is rarely the cause of war. For example, Terrorist might view themselves as religious. They might be either Christian or Muslim. Their religion is just a label. Religion is used to mask a problem that is essentially economic in nature.
Religion has contributed to a lot of good worldwide. Some of the greatest peace makers of the 20th Century have been religious leaders. For example, Martin Luther King Jr, Desmond Tutu, Mahatma Ghandi to mention a few.
Debate Round No. 2


I echo the words of evolutionary biologist -E. O Wilson "What is dragging us down is religious faith. I would say that for the sake of human progress the best thing we could possibly do would be to diminish to the point of eliminating religious faith. . . . . "
Religion has many toxic qualities such as violence, Intolerance, Addictive, Manipulative, Abusive, Hypercritical and cynical.
Philosopher and Economist Karl Max said " Religion is the opium of the people. "
We need to bring an end to all religions in inorder to restore world peace.


English writer and broadcaster, Melvyn Bragg said " I owe Christianity a debt and so I believe does the world we have lived in for the last 2000 years. "
The calendar that we use was measured from the date of Jesus's birth.
Christianity has been a main source of social services such as schooling, Inspiration for art, Culture and philosophy.

Islam has inspired a great civilisation. . . . That has enriched the world. " The influence of Islam ultimately made possible the European Renaissance which was generated by the ideas of the Greeks filtered through Muslim philosophers.
The concept of zero was a Hindu philosophy. Marcus du Sautoy, A professor of mathematics said, "Today we take it for granted that the concept of zero is used across the globe and is a key building block of the digital world. But the creation of zero as a number in it's own right which evolved from the placeholder dot symbol found in the Bakhshali manuscript was one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of mathematics.

Without the zero, Neither mathematics, Algebra nor cybernetics would have been developed.
Those who are not into any religion also engender hatred and intolerance as those who have a religion. Religion is not the problem. It is a victim.
Eliminating all religion is infringing on people's fundamental human right.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Our_Boat_is_Right 2 years ago
There is no way to get rid of religion because atheism is a religion too.
Posted by missmedic 2 years ago
It is the convection to one's beliefs that motivates a person to action, Not the belief.
Posted by anc2006 2 years ago
No. I agree with Con.

1. Christianity should be able to just, Like solve problems. It could not possibly not solve any problems as it won't be trusted in contrast of millions of people believing in it.

2. Atheism causes problems too.
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