DO YOU THINK RELIGION/WAR are synonomous

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  1. lyricalpriest

    lyricalpriest Rap Games Dawson Creek

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    I do think about it...


    Religion is a tool used to eradicate any rebellion, or "sin" or opposition that stands in it's way to gain followers support or resources.

    War is also a tool used to destroy any opposition, or criminal activity that stands in a nations way to gain power, money, or governmental control..


    if it possesses man made characteristics it must be man made....
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  2. Dex Luis

    Dex Luis Dextilla The Hunk

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    I think the early tribal religions were genuine manifestations of solidarity which reflected the unique character of population groups.

    Later universalist religions like Christianity definitely have an ingrained imperialism.
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  3. reggie jax

    reggie jax Well-Known Member

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    maybe, but on the other hand when you have a tribal religion like the ancient israelites you have more or less no reason not to wage total war on your neighbors. i think that in both cases the religion is probably just more of an excuse than the main motive.
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  4. Geedorah

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    No, but money=war.
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  5. lyricalpriest

    lyricalpriest Rap Games Dawson Creek

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    Both religion and war use their ideologies to profit money tho
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  6. Geedorah

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    Thats my point, people turn everything good to bad because of money.
    Religion is a good concept gone bad, corrupted.
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  7. AliceHouse

    AliceHouse The House Always Wins

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    War is a about land and resources. It's also intentional. Religion occupies the resources of the mind, but it is built without any clear intent.
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    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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  9. AliceHouse

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    Alice House.
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  10. Coup d'état

    Coup d'état Don't believe the hype

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    I agree with OP

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    question for you, who did Israel wage war against ?

    and another, if you want to answer

    It is recognized by nonbelievers and believers alike that general history of nations recorded in, say the book of Joshua through II Kings is correct... where do you draw the line and do you acknowledge any historic truth in the scriptures, if so what ?
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  11. AliceHouse

    AliceHouse The House Always Wins

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    Uh... no one agrees that Joshua's recordings of history are correct. That's a laughable assertion.
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  12. reggie jax

    reggie jax Well-Known Member

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    actually that's a good point, i was referring to the canaanites but i was assuming the biblical narrative was true. my understanding is that its a matter of contention whether the story of that conquest is true or not, so it wasn't a valid example for me to bring up. good call.

    to answer your second question... generally i believe that the bible contains historical truths in addition to myths, but there's no clear way of discerning which parts are true just based on the text alone. so any historical claim which is verified by archaeological or other 3rd party evidence i accept as more likely to be true, while other claims that aren't supported by evidence i don't put much stock in.
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  13. Coup d'état

    Coup d'état Don't believe the hype

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    cool, I take the scriptures record as baring correct witness in all its record, history too....interesting that all history in the scriptures have 3rd party sources and witness outside....interesting.

    for example. The Persians, or the Mesopotamian (one of the earliest empires) with five neighbor kings went to war against four city states in the Canaanite region at the time....part of the Mesopotamian army were, Persians (sons of Elam a shemtic people and Babylonians (sons of Aphaxad a shemtic people)



    Aphaxad is a son of Shem, who is the father of the Babylonian nation, after their tongue, after their families, in their countries in their nations.

    Countries is land. nation is government....tongue is language. This is how one was identified, today with white supremacy coming out of Europe when the Gentiles came on the scene from the north countries, in form of Alexander the Greek conquests, we today no by color...which is a wordly or carnal way of looking at things.

    history knows this battle as the Battle of Siddim. It's a rich history.

    Scriptures record these events around Abraham and how it pretains to the over all context and events it was focusing on, a perspective that of the Hebrews eventual rise into their own nations as the covenant promised.


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    yoiur right reggie, Israel waged war against the Canninties and others...It's interesting....
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  14. lyricalpriest

    lyricalpriest Rap Games Dawson Creek

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    But they both have the same characteristics and tactics to gain "ground"

    do you think that the universe may then be a construct of war within a breath?
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  15. Coup d'état

    Coup d'état Don't believe the hype

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    whose that question for LP
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  16. AliceHouse

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    Only in the metaphoricalist of senses.
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  17. lyricalpriest

    lyricalpriest Rap Games Dawson Creek

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  18. Coup d'état

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    "universe may be a construct of war within a breath"

    I can see this being used in a topical verse. good line
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  19. Geedorah

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    Universe could be anything.
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  20. lyricalpriest

    lyricalpriest Rap Games Dawson Creek

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    Well under the premise god breathed the universe into existence god must have literallu sneezed and we r the outcome of its snot..

    War within a breath generally refers to the speed a war can start...
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