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Submitted by bayezid (Bangladesh), Dec 14, 2008 at 09:37

you seem to crave political correctness for which you use the redundant theory in your arguments that religious zeal does this and that. you have history books. are you telling me that warfare and human strife took place only because of religion?

in england you had kings that fought on a regular basis and for that countless people died in battlefields over a period of time. were they for religion? most wars in this world took place for territory than religion. so i think your argument is not just old, its dead. one of the most heinous wars in history, the world wars, were they for religion? and dont even start about the crusades becase it was nothing to do with religion. it was simply europes attempt at controlling middle east.

i think you know i am right. they used religious issue as an excuse. in anceitn india, people fought and massacres took plce. it wasnt for religion. in china, during the dynasties, wars were an everyday affair. provinces fought provinces and vied for power. were they for religion? sun tzu found it an excellent saetting on which to write about the science of warfare known as the art of war. imagine, wars took place in such frequency that the science of battle was a common affair to them. we all know about troy. dont we? i think you know it was based on facts. homer simply made a story out of it. how many people died for a woman? troy was in fact destroyed and razed to the ground. for religion? no.

our history is filled with warfare and the reasons have, most of the times, been less than fitting to fight. even if we dont admit it. if we do fight, isnt it better to fight for something as lofty as religion, than fight for peoples wives and land?

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