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BOTTOM LINE: If you are in a religion there is political and social baggage that you take on whether you want it or not. That entails a link to violence. If you are not violent, you are not responsible for what a co-religionist terrorist does in the name of the religion but you are responsible for being the sea for that fish to swim in.  It makes no sense how religion says that if you are atheist and engage in genocide that shows atheism kills when it does not apply this logic to itself.  It does not say if you identify as religion x then the religion has some role to play as a faith in what you do if you kill.  Why don't you identify as a nurse as you kill?  Why a religion?

VIOLENCE AND RELIGION

ARGUMENT: "IF WE DON'T HAVE RELIGION TO FIGHT ABOUT IT WILL BE SOMETHING ELSE!" REFUTED

ARGUMENT: "YOU CAN'T DEFINE A RELIGION BY THIS GENOCIDAL TYRANT"

A theologian answers those who say religion causes violence

AUTHORITY - HOW IT MAKES "GOOD" PEOPLE FEEL OKAY ABOUT OBEYING EVIL COMMANDS

An example of Christians in good standing defending genocide

BAD RELIGION - IS THERE SUCH A THING AS GOOD RELIGION?

BANNING VIOLENCE DOES NOT ABSOLVE A RELIGION FROM BEING TO BLAME FOR IT

BIBLE IS NOT THE FRIEND OF IMMIGRANTS

BOREDOM - HOW IT LEADS TO RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM AND EVEN SUICIDE

BYSTANDER EFFECT - WHEN RELIGIOUS PEOPLE LET THEIR RELIGION HURT YOU

BOTTOM LINE: RELIGIOUS COMMITMENT IS THE BABY STEP TO VIOLENCE

CATHOLIC CHURCH DECREES PERSECUTION

Catholicism remains a threat to religious freedom

CHARLIE HEBDO AND THE EVIL IDEA THAT YOU CAN DIVINE THAT GOD HAS A PLAN

God is the ingredient that makes a religion dangerous

COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TELLS YOU TO WALK AWAY FROM RELIGION

CURRENT RELIGIOUS WARS

DOES IT MATTER IF RELIGION MAKES BAD PEOPLE VERY GOOD OR VERY GOOD PEOPLE VERY BAD?

DON'T FORGET THAT A RELIGION'S EXTREMISM IS NOT A PERCENTAGE GAME - 1% AS BAD AS 99%

"EGALITARIAN" BIBLE TEXTS ARE TWISTED - THEY ARE NOT INCLUSIVE

"EQUALITY IN THE BIBLE? -THERE IS NEITHER JEW/GREEK OR MALE/FEMALE IN CHRIST"

EMPATHY AND ENABLING RELIGIOUS EVIL

ERIC RUDOLPH OLYMPIC BOMBER DID IT OVER FAITH

EXCUSES FOR VIOLENCE COMMANDED BY GOD IN THE BIBLE ANSWERED

EXTREMIST OR ABSOLUTIST - WHAT SHOULD WE CALL RELIGIOUS TERRORIST?

FACTIONS IN A RELIGION ARE AS BAD AS THE RELIGION

FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO EVIL IT TAKES RELIGION

FOR HONEST PEOPLE TO LIE IT TAKES RELIGION

FOUNDER OF RELIGION IF BAD MAKES HIS FOLLOWERS AS BAD AS HIMSELF IN PRINCIPLE

IDEOLOGY - IDEOLOGY EVEN WHEN "BENIGN" IS STILL HARMFUL AND POTENTIALLY EVEN MORE SO

"I SIN AND DO BAD BUT I'D BE WORSE WITHOUT THE GRACE OF GOD AND MY RELIGION"

ISLAMIC STATE - ISIS

CALLING TERRORISTS MAD OR BAD?

LUCIFER EFFECT - WE WOULD BE HITLERS GIVEN THE RIGHT CHANCE 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, A PEACEMAKER IN A MASK

FAITH TOO EASILY CAN TURN TO HELPING VIOLENCE HAPPEN

RELIGION CAN USE THE CRAVE FOR MEANING IN LIFE TO TURN YOU TERRORIST 

RELIGIOUS SPIN - HOW RELIGION TRICKS WITH A GOOD IMAGE

RELIGION DOES NOT JUST HURT OTHER RELIGIONS BUT ITS OWN PEOPLE

RELIGIOUS WARS - A LIST - NOT EXHAUSTIVE!

Religion Hurts, Why religions do harm as well as good by John Bowker, a book review

Religion Hurts, this book's examination of Islam and the violence linked with it

Religion Hurts, how it helps us think about what religion actually is and means

JUST WAR THEORY - HOW GOD TURNS WAR INTO A RELIGIOUS CRUSADE

Bible verses that command hate - specifically religious hate

MARXISM - IT COPIED THE EVIL TECHNIQUES OF CHRISTIANITY FOR CREATING TYRANNY

GROUP THINK - THE SECRET TO HOW INSANE AND STUPID IDEOLOGIES SUCCEED AND ALWAYS HAVE SUPPORTERS

NO EXCUSE FOR SAYING, "RELIGION SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED FOR MEMBERS ARE NOT ALL BAD"

Unpacking the "not all bad" statement on religion

NO EXCUSE FOR SAYING THAT A RELIGION IS ALWAYS PURE GOODNESS

WHY IT IS WORST WHEN IT IS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY THAT IS BAD

REFUTING "THEY LIE THAT THEY KILL FOR THE RELIGION FOR THEY DON'T OBSERVE IT"

RELIGION HAS NO JUSTIFIED EXISTENCE

RELIGION IS INHERENTLY VIOLENT

RELIGION WHEN SAID TO BE VIOLENT THOUGH NOT INHERENTLY VIOLENT

RELIGION HAS A PART IN THE ACTS OF INDIVIDUALS FOR IT PROVIDES NO SOLUTIONS FOR EVIL 

MYTHS ABOUT TERRORISM

PASSIVE PROMOTION OF RELIGIOUS DOCTRINE AND SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS IS THE TOP WAY TO PROMOTE RELIGION AS OPPRESSOR

SOME CALL RELIGION GOODNESS SO THAT THEY CAN DENY VIOLENCE AND LIES CAN BE LINKED TO IT

SOME RELIGIONS AFFIRM THAT "NOT ALL BAD" IS AN EXCUSE FOR FAITH VIOLENCE