Originally Posted by sequitur
Are you saying that's not true?
I am saying that is not a thought as such but an ongoing mantra that is repeated parrot-like by people of a certain belief. But like others of other beliefs might repeat "Jesus saves" or "God hates sin , loves the sinners" or even "Allahu akbar".
The fact is that they all believe that they are stating 'the Truth' and none of it is 'thought' per se - it is repetition. It is sloganising. It is a statement of belonging to a certain group.....but it is not thought.
Actually it is not true either as you raise it. It is false on several levels:
1) The world is not divided into armed camps. The unarmed camps are by far the majority of any division. Unless you count Nation States as armed camps then I would agree but that would take us into politics and not religion so still wrong.
2) The 'armed camps' do not wish to commit genocide in the main. Small numbers may actually do so like the Nazis or the LRA or perhaps the Armenian massacres but it is a very, very small minority.
3) They do not want to kill because they cannot agree on what to believe. Very simplistic. Poor argument. Money and Land are by far the more prominent reasons.
4) 'Fairy Tales' is sloganising again. There are Folkloric elements in religion but it is a phenomena of a very different order.
So yes, as you bring it up, untrue and inaccurate on almost every level - which is because it is not thought through.
A bit of thinking would have spotted these elementary errors.