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In your opinion...

Had there never been religious wars, or politics involved what religion would now be the domanant world religion today? And Why?

**Please don't give "because it's the truth" or "it's the only real one" as reasons. Although that may be your opinion I'm looking for a more solid and thought out answer... This is just to make you think, there is no right or wrong since we all know that war and politics had LOTS to do with why certian religions grew and others didn't.

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 12:07 AM on Jun. 17, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Souther Baptists because they follow the Bible.
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 12:10 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • Probably one of the "middle eastern" religions. Like jewish, muslim, hindu. Isn't christian a highly modified version of jewish...kind of?
    OwensMama824

    Answer by OwensMama824 at 12:11 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • Ok well honestly I don't know what I'm talking about and I meant catholic, not christian. Even though they seem the same to me.
    OwensMama824

    Answer by OwensMama824 at 12:12 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • There would be no religion. Mankind would be in relationship with God just like intended it to be with the Adam and Eve. Their disobedience caused the sins of murder, homosexuality, wars, hatred, anger, stealing, etc. I guess my point is if the first humans did not sin against God we would not be in the mess of "religions" and wars. God never intened religion to be apart of mankind only a personal relationship with him. IMO if Adam and Eve did not sin there would be no need for churches. God intended to have personal relationships with families, but since he had to die and redeem us back into a position of relationship churches are now necessary for a place to develop spiritual families as well.

    ptomom678

    Answer by ptomom678 at 12:16 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • very well said ptomom
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 12:21 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • I agree ptomom, God wanted us to follow Moses' (i am not jewish,) and that movement, he didnt want to give up his only son, he had to, because people in that time had many doubts, muslim and jewish religion came to be what they are today. There certainly is no right religion, just one God, and 10 ways to see that you get to him in heaven (the commandments)
    mumma28

    Answer by mumma28 at 12:24 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • Possibly one of the many (if not all) Pagan beliefs, because they were the world's earliest spiritual belief systems.
    AnamCara1

    Answer by AnamCara1 at 12:24 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • I agree with AnamCara. Pagan faiths fell out of favor because the crusading armies were Christian, as they conqured lands they taught their faith. Pagan Kings were even know to "switch" religions publicly just to gain favor with other kingdoms. Even though most of them only practiced Christanity in public and their old ways behind closed doors it helped the growth of Christianity greatly. Then there is all the time that following almost any faith besides Christianity was punisable by death in most parts of Europe and even parts of Africa. Even here in the US, the natives were killed off one tribe at a time if they didn't comply with the general religious practices of the new country.

    I feel it would be a great mix of the many Pagan faiths, they would have meshed together as Christianity did, when the populations grew and moved around.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:30 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • If you excluded war and politics completely, there wouldn't be one. Everyone would still practice their ancestral religions. Now, depending how you want to describe politics, chances are Islam, Egyptian and Taoism woud've spread quite a bit because they were the dominant traders. But none of them force conversion, so it would only spread through willing converts. Also, aside from Islam, there were only 2 other religions that forbade the practice of other religions along side them, Judaism and Christianity, so the majority of the world would probably intermingle more that way, too. There would probably be more Greek/Roman/Egyptian ecclectics around the middle east and more Celtic/Heathen/Anglo ecclectics in Europe. Bonus - we'd still have record of the original Anglo-Saxon faith since they wouldn't have all been destroyed by the Church.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:37 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • notpankicking you still describing behavior after the fall of mankind. before they fell there was no need to "seek" a spiritual path. The trouble with religion is everyone is trying to find the "right" path. Disobedience to God caused separation from what their soul longed for and needed the most.  even though God made it possible to reconcile with him through his son Jesus people are still trying to find out through the battle or religions.

    ptomom678

    Answer by ptomom678 at 1:28 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

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