If christianity and Islam are a religion of peace then why do they go to war?

It seems christians have big issues with abortion but when it comes to war they are all for it.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    power issues, just like the abortion issue. It really has nothing to do with the kids or the parents or the millions of innocent muslims. Its all about money, and power and politics.

  • 1 decade ago

    True Islam IS a religion of peace. True mislims understand that Jihad is a spiritual struggle to overcome the animalistic tendencies of the subconscious mind.

    The extremist Muslims want to take the Q'uran literally instead of interpretation.

    The moderate muslims do not speak out against the extremists because they know the extremists will kill them as quickly as they would kill anyone else.

    What you have is the Wahabi sect of Islam is trying to hijack the religion of peace.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Look at history: Both Islam and Christianity have had huge killing sprees in the past killing millions, being told to 'convert or die'. Since both religions have forced conversions, in the past it has unquestionably caused much bloodshed, and as a result you could definitely not say they were preaching peace.

  • Micah
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Because they refuse to follow the example of Jesus and the first century Christians, who preferred to be put to death rather than go to war against their fellowman. Many were tortured and executed for refusing to do military service. Jesus said to love our enemies and pray for them, not war against them or kill them.

    Jesus said that the meek will inherit the earth. A person certainly cannot be meek while engaging in warfare.

    Would Jesus take up arms against any nation or would he remain neutral? As Christians, we must obey God as ruler, rather than men, when it comes to participating in politics or war.

    Jesus did not become involved in either one, but instead witnessed to people about God's Kingdom and the blessings it will bring us. That is what we must do also.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Human. Love war and love to make own things the best.

    Not the religion that was in war, but the people in it.

  • 1 decade ago

    The people who know their religion and are true to it do don't have problems with each other. It's the people who look for a hate banner to rally around and those who seek power over others who espouse violence in the name of their religion.

    The people who hold these kinds of view use their holy books to inflame the masses by telling half truths or outright lies about what their prophets and great men have said.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is just the way the Bible says the world well end (not to say we are at the end). The Christians VRS the bad of the world. You must button down and read the Bible.

  • 1 decade ago

    Christianity believes in protecting the country of our births or allegiance. We also believe in the inherent right to sovereignty of Israel to exist where shes is. Radical Islam believes in conquering others by any means necessary and committing genocide against Israel.

    Peaceful Muslims seek to co-exist with others.

    Its important to note that not everyone who claims to be a christian or Muslim, is.

    Its also worth noting that there are political groups that call themselves "christian" but reflect none of our values.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Muslims don't fight except in some cases , and when war/fighting be the last resort, This is in the cases of:

    *Fighting in the case of self-defense.

    *Fighting to defend the right of everyone to believe in God and practice His religion.

    *Fighting against brutal oppression and injustice.

    ISLAM is the religion of peace.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think ideaologies and spreading their doctrine of how the world is supposed to be is more important in their grand picture than human lives. Very unfortunate and sad way of thinking, but it's the way the world is.

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