Musings on the byways of popular culture
28/11/2015 by bricameron 12 Comments
We market everything else?
Johnny Concheroo says
28/11/2015 at 04:44
Religion. There will never be peace as long as we have religion.
28/11/2015 at 04:47
And before anyone gets upset, not all religions are guilty of warlike behavior.
28/11/2015 at 08:35
Religion plays a part, but in fairness has often just been used as an excuse to justify wars that were essentially about resources and wealth. Tamerlane is a classic example. The Mongol hordes which preceded him didn’t even bother with the religious smoke screen.
28/11/2015 at 08:46
Yup. Without religion people will find plenty other things to fight over; land, trade routes, commodities, resources, political/secular belief systems/spilt pints. Religion can a handy way of getting them to do it, but it can also be a way of getting them to not do it.
There might be peace in the middle east when the oil runs out, not when the religion runs out.
28/11/2015 at 16:41
There has been fighting over religion in the middle east since the 11th century. When was oil discovered?
28/11/2015 at 17:00
There’s been fighting over territory & power since forever. The religion that wins gets the territory/power etc.
28/11/2015 at 04:58
I don’t believe that,Johnny. The reason for this post in the first place was that I just watched a programme on grocery buying habits and the influence on our subconcious which got me to thinking…why not apply that thinking to peace?
28/11/2015 at 05:35
Because it would then become a commodity, with all that that implies. Brought to you by AXA Insurance.
28/11/2015 at 05:49
War is good for business for so long but peace is the ultimate business model. Not my point at all.
Jed Clampett says
28/11/2015 at 13:33
War is a human institution. As long as there are people in organised political units the risk will always be there. It’s who we are.
Bingo Little says
28/11/2015 at 13:35
Up arrow (right in your eye).
28/11/2015 at 13:43
Yes @ewenmac, but all those things can, to some degree, be bought off.
On its face, if someone is fighting from a truly religious standpoint (and I really do have my doubts as to how many are doing that), it’s difficult to buy them off.
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