What wars has christianity started?

I know christianity started wars and killing and stuff but whats the name of them

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  • 9 years ago
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    Christianity never started a war , the crusade was started by the followers of Islam to take over and monopolize the holy city of Jerusalem. Christianity was to defend and return the city for freedom of worshiping by all religious beliefs in the region.

    Source(s): JML
  • Susan
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    The Crusades waged by Christendom against the spread of Islam and also in an attempt to regain the Holy Land for Christianity. The Reconquista by Spain against the Moors to regain Christian control of Spain. There have been conflicts throughout history where Catholics and Protestants have fought, but analysis usually reveals that the real issue was about governmental power, since religion and government were intermingled in those days. Blaming religion or Christianity for wars and the evils of the world is an overused and not well thought out argument to say religion is bad. Most wars are motivated by the need to increase someone's need for power and to impose their will onto a group of people. Those in power simply use religion or other ideologies as a tool to justify war or manipulate people into accepting the war.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The Crusades is the classic example, though many would counter that the Muslims instigated those wars and that the Crusades was merely a call to join forces - not a call for a new war, but a call to coordinate the ongoing defensive wars against the continual onslaught of Muslim forces.

    The wars between Protestants and Catholics during the 16th and 17th centuries are also often cited. However, more often those are cases of wars started by or for the sake of political gain rather than religious conviction or under religious direction.

    Probably the best answer is the various inquisitions undertaken by the Roman Catholic Church. Even many of those, however, would be VERY questionable, the political goals of local leaders often being foremost.

    The bottom line is that religion is rarely responsible for war; rather, normally religion is used by political leaders to support wars that are actually begun for gain:

    - power

    - territory

    - wealth

    - a combination of the above

    Jim, http://www.bible-reviews.com/

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Christianity never started any wars. Wars were fought against Christians by greedy people without conscience or soul who sought to label themselves Christian. This act only solidifies their position as dangerous hypocrites. Real Christians live in Gods love and do not start wars.

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  • 9 years ago

    Seeing as most of the people in the world are religious it's safe to say nearly EVERY war has been influenced with religion in some or a lot of ways.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    100 years war

    there was actually lots of fighting between Catholic and Protestant but no declared war

    The native Americans and Africans and Asians. Though that was more of a massacre and exploitation than a war.

  • 9 years ago

    The crusades are the ones most directly tied to Christianity.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The Muslims were invading Europe. They had to be pushed back into Africa and the middle east. the Crusades attempted to free the Holy Land from the Muslims. I wish they had succeeded.

  • RG
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    For the people who mentioned the Crusades: the Muslims started it.

  • 9 years ago

    Actually Islam attacked Europe which prompted the Crusades. Most anti-Christians ignore this fact, though.

    But it is interesting to see all the atheistic, anti-Christian bigots making up facts to support their lies. In fact, I take it by the three thumbs down that atheists must like being historically illiterate.

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