Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 8 years ago

why is it we focus on religion/no religion with war but dont solve the dilemia of war itself?

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  • 8 years ago
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    The dilemma of war is addressed in a very clear manner in the Bible. And the solution to the problem of war is very simple. Turn in your own copy of the bible to the book of James. Once there go to the fourth chapter and read the simple answer and what to do to solve the problem. As to why people do not wish to solve war is best left to the God of this world, Satan the devil.

    James 4:

    From what source are there wars and from what source are there fights among YOU? Are they not from this source,+ namely, from YOUR cravings for sensual pleasure that carry on a conflict in YOUR members?+ 2 YOU desire, and yet YOU do not have. YOU go on murdering+ and coveting,*+ and yet YOU are not able to obtain. YOU go on fighting+ and waging war. YOU do not have because of YOUR not asking. 3 YOU do ask, and yet YOU do not receive, because YOU are asking for a wrong purpose,+ that YOU may expend [it] upon YOUR cravings for sensual pleasure.+

    4 Adulteresses,*+ do YOU not know that the friendship with the world is enmity with God?+ Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend+ of the world is constituting himself an enemy of God.+ 5 Or does it seem to YOU that the scripture says to no purpose: “It is with a tendency to envy that the spirit+ which has taken up residence within us keeps longing”? 6 However, the undeserved kindness which he gives is greater.+ Hence it says: “God opposes the haughty ones,+ but he gives undeserved kindness to the humble ones.”+

    7 Subject yourselves,+ therefore, to God; but oppose* the Devil,+ and he will flee from YOU.+ 8 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to YOU.+ Cleanse YOUR hands, YOU sinners,+ and purify YOUR hearts,+ YOU indecisive*+ ones. 9 Give way to misery and mourn and weep.+ Let YOUR laughter be turned into mourning, and [YOUR] joy into dejection.+ 10 Humble yourselves in the eyes of Jehovah,*+ and he will exalt YOU.+

    11 Quit speaking against one another, brothers.+ He who speaks against a brother or judges+ his brother speaks against law and judges law. Now if you judge law, you are, not a doer of law, but a judge.+ 12 One there is that is lawgiver and judge,+ he who is able to save and to destroy.+ But you, who are you to be judging [your] neighbor?+

    13 Come, now, YOU who say: “Today or tomorrow we will journey to this city and will spend a year there, and we will engage in business and make profits,”+ 14 whereas YOU do not know what YOUR life will be tomorrow.+ For YOU are a mist appearing for a little while and then disappearing.+ 15 Instead, YOU ought to say: “If Jehovah* wills,+ we shall live and also do this or that.”+ 16 But now YOU take pride in YOUR self-assuming brags.+ All such taking of pride is wicked. 17 Therefore, if one knows how to do what is right and yet does not do it,+ it is a sin+ for him.

    Source(s): Holy Bible nwt
  • 8 years ago

    First of all, we are working on the issue of war, and in the first world, that's an almost solved problem. When's the last time two first world nations fought a war with each other ?

    Steven Pinker, in his fascinating and excellent work, The Better Angels of our Nature, makes a case that war and institutional violence has been dropping for centuries. The facts well support his case. Even crime has gone down over 50% in just the last three decades. To many people, it doesn't seem that way, because they're using the frequency of local news reports about crime to drive their perceptions of the frequency of crime.

    The more we get religion out of public society, and out of politics, the less war and the less violence we have. Reducing religion isn't the only cure for war, but it's one of the bigger cures.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The best way we know of to deal with war is to remove/rework/repair the things that seem to lead to it. Resource distribution, poverty and a lack of diplomatic presence are good examples.

    Religion causes derision and division. It just does. Therefore, it's a focus.

    Peaceful religions generally don't have that rep. Jainism, for example, seems to avoid war publicity.

  • 8 years ago

    The dilemma of war itself is human nature itself....hard to change that.

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