GODLESSNESS IS THE NO. 1 CAUSE OF WAR- Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. has talked about the following on EWTN-TV: The Myth that Religion is the Number 1 Cause of War by Robin Schumacher edited by Matt Slick. Atheists and secular humanists consistently make the claim that religion is the #1 cause of violence and war throughout the history of mankind…. All faiths combined –minus Islam– have caused less than 4% of all of humanity’s wars and violent conflicts.
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Further, they played no motivating role in the major wars that have resulted in the most loss of life. The truth is, non-religious motivations and naturalistic philosophies bear the blame for nearly all of humankind’s wars. Lives lost during religious conflict pales in comparison to those experienced during the regimes who wanted nothing to do with the idea of God –something showcased in R. J. Rummel’s work Lethal Politics and Death by Government:
Non-Religious Dictator Lives Lost
  • Joseph Stalin – 42,672,000
  • Mao Zedong – 37,828,000
  • Adolf Hitler – 20,946,000
  • Chiang Kai-shek – 10,214,000
  • Vladimir Lenin – 4,017,000
  • Hideki Tojo – 3,990,000
  • Pol Pot – 2,397,0003
Add to that the Chinese and North Koreans. The historical evidence is quite clear: Religion is not the #1 cause of war. In the end, the evidence shows that some instructors and others who oppose religion are quite wrong.
Sin is the #1 cause of war and violence, not religion… not Christianity. Source/footnotes: http://carm.org/religion-cause-war. MORE INFO. FROM UNIV. OF HAWAII ON POWER KILLShttps://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE1.HTM