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You are right. Religion can be destructive. So can economic interests, family ties (revenge killings), territorial disputes and a range of other issues.
If we consider WW1, it is suggested that the following played a major role:The immediate cause of World War I that made all the aforementioned items come into play (alliances, imperialism, militarism, nationalism) was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. http://americanhistory.about.com/od/worldwari...
Neither was the Second World War caused by religion. If we consider present wars, it seems that few have religious differences as the cause.
But maybe we are not considering the real cause man himself. Religious differences cannot by itself cause wars/conflict, neither can territory nor economic interests. These do not seem to me to be at the heart of the matter.
<quoted text>From the information at my disposal, it seems that very few (maybe none) serious scholars dispute the historicity of Jesus. To claim the contrary, is regarded by for instance A N Sherwin-White (not a Christian) as absurd.
Christian sources are excluded for the purpose of our discussion as they would seem predisposed. Yet, the facts reported in the Bible has never been proved wrong.
You are welcome to provide evidence from serious scholars that disagrees with the historicity of Jesus.
You may also view this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =3tsY3oZVsaMXX
There isn't any evidence and you know it
"Facts in the Bible have never been proven wrong?" LOL
Please try to point out a fact that is actually in the bible. You may start with the Tower of Babel.
Your myth versus another...
Is it a coincidence or a copy?
1) Hundreds of years before Jesus, according to the Mithraic religion, three Wise Men of Persia came to visit the baby savior-god Mithra, bring him gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense.
2) Mithra was born on December 25 as told in the Great Religions of the World, page 330; it was the winter solstice celebrated by ancients as the birthday of Mithraisms sun god.
3) According to Mithraism, before Mithra died on a cross, he celebrated a Last Supper with his twelve disciples, who represented the twelve signs of the zodiac.
4) After the death of Mithra, his body was laid to rest in a rock tomb.
5) Mithra had a celibate priesthood.
6) Mithra ascended into heaven during the spring (Passover) equinox (the time when the sun crosses the equator making night and day of equal length).
Failed prophecies - ;) Facts
Jesus the great myth...
No sale - no proof - no evidence ;)