Does religion cause violence?




I have heard many people agree that religion causes violence. I disagree. Rather, i think its the distortion of interpreter that causes violence. 

The witch trials, The inquisitions, people were brutalized by people claiming to interpret the will of God.

The word of God is interactive. “there was the word, the word was with God and the word was God” The bible is the word of God. So by that perspective, when reading the word, one is interacting with God.

The inspiration one gets from reading Gods word is personal and specific. those are the facts that never make the cultural conversation. This makes all the difference. Being lead by Moses, produced different results than being lead by Jim Jones.

A person cant rely on the integrity of man. The Catholic church is an example.

The popular concept seems to be that religion is a cult at best…

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