Sunday, June 26, 2011
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One need not venture deeply into the realm of theological discourse to discover atheists and all kinds of theists arguing endlessly over which faith is responsible for the most wars, oppression, violence, and deaths.
The Crusades, the Inquisition, European wars from the Dark Ages right up through the Twentieth Century, including the English Civil Wars, Napoleanic Wars, the Pogroms, the Holocaust, Witch burnings, Genocide against Balkan Muslims, and the new Twenty-First Century Crusades.
Wars of conquest, the Armenian Genocide, invasions against Israel, Islamofascist regimes, Terrorism, 9/11, 7/7, theologically based execution of gays, and virtually enslaving women through denial of rights....
Jews and Palestinians:
Generations lost to unending oppression, strife, and recalcitrance in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank
Hindus and Muslims:
Unending strife between India and Pakistan; many wars and acts of terror....
Religion of Japan, authors of Nazi-allied World War II aggression
Religion of the Vietnamese, both North and South, who used brutal tactics in Vietnam's Wars.
And too many tribal and folk religions to count having blood, murder, and war on their hands as well....
The deadly regimes of Stalin and Mao and their totalitarian successors, including persecution of those wishing to exercise religion.
Arguments fly back and forth over which despots and killers were of what faith and how much every one amongst them was motivated by religious beliefs.
But then we come to Pandeism
No nation has ever been stirred to war by Pandeists. No government has ever sought to justify oppression or tyranny with Pandeism. No pandeist has ever sought to force another person to change his practices or beliefs through threats and torture.
And why not?
Perhaps because violence and oppression are the means left to those not having the whole of the truth on their side. But, as well, because pandeists believe that we are ALL part of our Creator, and so to do harm or injustice to another person is to inflict the same harm or injustice upon our Creator; and, ultimately, upon ourselves!!
Pandeism: A Philosophy of Peace!!