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Why are people indulged in killing each other in the name of God?

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 46yrs • M •
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Why are people indulged in killing each other in the name of God?
Why are people indulged in killing each other in the name of God?
Ans. The original founders of the religions were the human incarnations of the same God like Krishna, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha etc. Every religion says that their God only created this entire earth or this entire humanity. Unfortunately, there is only one earth and this proves that there is only one God mentioned by all the religions. Since God is one and the same, there cannot be contradicting concepts between the religions. But we find some contradictions and people are divided based on these contradictions. This division is leading to quarrels and finally killing each other. These contradictions cannot be from God because there is only one God as said above.

These contradictions were introduced into the religions by some misinterpretations of the followers only in the name of God. Hence the killing is also done in the name of God only. Q`ran says that you should protect even the follower of other religion and convey the message of Allah to him. It is left to him to follow or not. Hiranyakashipu worshipped Lord Shiva and his son Prahlada ( a great devotee) worshipped Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu killed Hiranyakashipu not because he is worshipping Lord Shiva but because he tortured Prahlada to change his religion of worshipping Vishnu. In fact Shiva is Vishnu (Shivashcha Naarayanah...Veda). The conclusion of this is that God will punish you if you torture the devotee of any religion obstructing the freedom of his religion. Prahlada did not force his father to worship Vishnu. The same God exists in different forms in different religions. Hinduism is a mini model of unity in diversity that should exist in the universe as universal spirituality.

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 64yrs • F •
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All, or nearly all of the worlds religions have the rule or commandment of "thou shalt not kill", or words to that effect, so all religious wars are contradictory to everyone involved.
Why don't people just worry about what they believe, and leave others to figure it out for themselves? Spirituallity is a very personal thing, and I couldn't care less if I was the only person with my beliefs, so killing for a religion or belief is a complete mind boggle for me

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 30yrs • M •
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I do believe that all religions are essentially one in the same. But what I think happened is that during the journey of spreading the word of God, each person took it how they liked, and told a slightly different story to the next. If you've ever played the game where you need to pass on a message to 10 people and see what the message sounds like, you'll know what I mean.

And when people become so convinced of their version of the story, since at this point there are so many, the only one you can believe is your own. And what people instinctually do, it seems, is kill in the absolute belief that their version is the right one.

"Killing in the name of God" almost makes me sick to my stomach. Killing as if it is God's will... as if he couldn't do himself... that sounds really selfish on humanity's part. If this is all true, those who have killed with those intentions, will be punished for sure.

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"I'm a human being, God Dammit!! My life has value!!!"
 36yrs • M •
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Killing as if it is God's will... as if he couldn't do himself


Very compelling argument. And how would a person come to know the will of various deities? To claim such an ability is overly pious and to carry out this "will of god" lacks a sense of humility. People who kill in the name of whatever deity they worship are just plain psychotic.

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