Globally, every one’s trying to prove whether religion A is better, or religion B is violent, or religion C is the most peaceful.
And, the tragedy with this behavior is that the majority have a STRONG opinion in defense of their community or against a particular group. This is leading to reactions that are even stronger and defensive.
My advise to it: GROW UP. It’s just your default animal/herd behavior that is making you defend your herd strongly. And, it’s a lowly human behavior to find reasons to split. And here is a hypothetical experiment that will prove WHY:
Keep 100 folks from the same community, same religion, same skin color in one house for a month – something like Big Brother or Big Boss. Make them talk, see each other, eat together, cook together, work together, etc. Observe them doing this. Slowly, you’ll see that new groups are forming, preferences being set, people starting to like each other or despising each other. Slowly, group behavior takes over and if some have strong feelings about their group and its preferences, then a new religion or custom will be created. Trust me, it could be as insane as steak-loving group or burger-loving group.
Despite being the superior animals, we are still following the inferior herd. That’s the tragedy of modern times and it’s the tragedy that’s driving the world peace bonkers. Here is a story of peace, violence, grouping behavior:
A million men form a beautiful country,
Getting together with one religion makes them free.
A peaceful place is what they find,
Enjoying the oneness with no crime.
They follow the one man who tells the truth,
He preaches them a force that is brute.
The force spreads and its wisdom blooms,
Ignored by most and questioned by few.
The rationale of this wisdom is what some seek,
As they question the preacher their voices are made bleak.
Rebels and atheists they are named,
Quakes and storms arrive and drifters are blamed.
To protect their questions and minds,
The drifters flee and escape the grind.
The drifters flee to form a new country,
Again laying the foundation of a place that’s free.
Slowly drifters find a leader,
With wisdom and mind that is cleaner.
A man is a man with his flaws,
The leader preaches what was once a religious claw.
So the human cycle repeats itself,
New religions are formed that claim to bring peace to self.
Herds continue to form as drifters are killed,
Who is to walk against the tide when life is not religiously billed?
Truth is pessimist when I speak on the world,
For the mindless are at peace and questioners are glum.
Tragic as it may be but this is how we think,
Way of our herd is the only peaceful thing.
There are problems and my religion will help us recover,
For now, the world is violent and that religion across the line is the violence maker.