Religion and war

Why Do Religions Teach Love and Yet Cause So Much War?
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/2004/06/why-do-religions-teach-love-and-yet-cause-so-much-war.aspx#W84mQ7qZzRhZ5yGg.99

Transcending the trauma to get to the truth of the world’s faiths.

Kind of, sort of.

It seems to me that it is much more complex, and much more deeply rooted in evolutionary utility (the survival of something in some set of contexts) than this is pointing to.

It seems that religions are all based in very simple approximations to, and very low resolution maps of, this reality we seem to find ourselves in. They seem to look for certainty where it does not exist, and create chaos as a result.

And I addressed this topic directly on another blog site in the Question of the Day – Why does religion cause so much war?
https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/religion-and-war/

I recently wrote a piece about evolution and morality: https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/religion-and-war/

I also have on my blog site one side of a facebook conversation with a friend Tom, where we push our very different notions of knowledge to breaking point:
https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/religion-and-war/

I like aspects of the integral approach, but other aspects simply do not seem to mesh with the datasets I have available.

It seems that we need to get comfortable with the ideas of our eternal profound ignorance and with the ideas of chaos and complexity and randomness, if we are to make any sort of useful model of this reality we seem to find ourselves in, and to create any sort of secure and interesting future in it.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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