Religious wars between people of the same persuasion as it were is really horrendous.We see that in the Muslim religion,betwixt the Sunnis and the Shiites,also,the Sufis of Islam fought against the Sunnis and Shiites.The Hindus have warred against each other in factions of their segmented society of:Brahmanism,down to the untouchables' Buddha was born into Hinduism,he was from the Warrior Caste,Zoroaster(of Iran or Persia) was born to the priest or (Zaotar) caste of Hinduism.Both rejected Hinduism because of the Caste system,and their followers were at times in battles with Zealous Hindus.<quoted text>
Do you notice how there is nothing but fights between Protestants and Catholics on this forum?
Now I suggest you think back to when the two factions used guns and swords rather than words, and what they "accomplished."
Christian wars between Prots,Catholics and Orthodox are no doubt a blight against the Holy and wonderful teachings of Christ.It has brought much shame to the whole history of the Christian faith,but in spite of it all,many human beings not only were given much aid,but many converted to Christ willingly and of their own volition.Yes many were forced,and that is a terrible blight as well.Did you know that Mental Institutions where people were cared for and treated with compassion were first started by Priests,monks and nuns?Those religious reached out in unconditional love whereas society rejected those who suffered mentally.The people with Downs and so on were first cared for in love by Catholic religious, in an institutionalized way.
Christians have always been known through history for their giving and helping of the poor,regardless of affiliation.
The Prophet Baha'ullah of the Bahais in the 1800s said that no group on the earth has done more to show compassion to the needy than the Christians showing the greatest attributes of Christ like behavior!
It seems that all religions continue to argue,but that there are those within their ranks that realize that to truly serve God is to help the unfortunate and handicapped,along with widows and orphans.
All of what is done in the Name of any deity that is good is not without its reward,but the fact remains Christ is the only salvation for sinful humanity who causes their own ills,that we all must constantly be concerned about.God our Father sent His Son,that the world would have the opportunity to repent of their sin and receive the gift of Eternal Life from Christ. We will leave Judgment in the hands of the Perfect,Merciful,all-compassio nate JUDGE of all life,The FATHER Almighty(El-Shaddai),who SEES all things,is Omnipresent,and nothing is Hid from His sight,He does not sleep or slumber,and He is still on the Throne forever and ever! I do not have to be accused of being a bigot ever,because I know that God ALONE has the final Word as to what He shall do with every human life.