Top Ten Most Pointless Conflicts Between Religions

Kfox101
People seriously? If everyone just respected each other's beliefs and didn't take their own beliefs to the extreme, the world would be much better off!

The Top Ten

1 Christianity vs. Islam

Like most religious conflicts, they are two sides of the same coin. It's just that as these are the two most followed religions of the present day, they make their image in international news. Fundamentally, what separates them is just their label, as the Bible and Quran are traced back to the same historical origins and preach very similar ideals.

Consider the right wing Christian fundamentalists in the United States. What they want more than anything is their religion to be the centre of their government. As a result of this, children would be made to pray in schools, LGBTs would become second class citizens, contraceptives and abortions would be outlawed, evolution would be replaced by creationism, war would be promoted, and innocent people would regularly be tortured and murdered in the name of their God. Well, that's exactly what's constantly happening in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan. The sole difference is what the religion is called and what the God is called. These ...more - PositronWildhawk

I don't get it why Muslims and Christians always have disagreements and fights with each other. Muhammad said that Islam is a religion of peace but sadly, some of more fanatical followers misunderstood the concept, thinking that Islam is a religion of fascism, where all people who they encounter must immediately assimilate to their religion lest they suffer death or something worse than that. On the other hand, Christians also have their more radical sides, the fundamentalists and the Westboro Baptist Church, you know the church who condemns homosexuality as a grave sin and also accuses Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox Christians for various reasons such as the Catholics being perverted pedophiles, the Protestants about lying to their followers, and the Orthodox for using images in their church (look up Westboro on Wikipedia for more details about it). Me, as a Christian never condemned anyone for such actions but the Westboro clearly does the wrong stuff.

Basically, as ...more - Neonco31

2 Judaism vs. Christianity
3 Scientology vs. Christianity

By any objective measure, Scientology is not a religion.

4 Islam vs. Hinduism
5 Buddhism vs. Hinduism
6 Protestantism vs. Catholicism

@clusium: This lack of awareness is nearly as stunning as your dedication to it. From burning incense and lighting candles (pagan "burnt offerings") to praying to the dead (saints); from the incorporation of paganism (Easter is named for Ishtar, the most adored goddess of ancient pagan Asia Minor) to the divination of Mary (the embodiment of Ishtar); from the selling of indulgences (existing today as "mass cards") to the Inquisitions; from a priest class explicitly denounced by Jesus, who, biblically, is the sole intermediary, to a pope declared to be the embodiment of Christ on Earth; from declaring the birth of Christ to have been in December (which from biblical accounts was almost certainly in Sping) in order to align it with the pagan celebration of Winter Solstice, to discouraging independent bible study and encouraging adherence to the revisionism of the "catechisms"; from the Druid vestments worn by Catholic priests to the Egyptian miter worn on the heads of popes and bishops ...more

@clusium: Putting biblical Christianity in quotes sets up the display of ignorance that follows in your comment. It is and always has been the Roman Catholic Church that abandoned biblical (meaning ORIGINAL) Christianity, beginning in large part with Constantine. If not for the Protestant Reformation, Western Civilization as we know it would not exist. The inalienable, God-given rights of the individual would never have been recognized, and the constitutional republic of the United States of America would never have been. If you care to debate this further, suggest you do some serious homework first.

I'm sorry, but, you are wrong. Everything that the Catholic Church does can be proven & backed up BIBLICALLY! It is the various Protestant divisions that keep swaying further & further from Biblical truth, simply by interpreting the Holy Bible for themselves. - clusium

If you think the differences are "minor," and that Protestantism and Catholicism are "basically the same," then your knowledge of biblical Christianity is sorely lacking. The differences are enormous.

That's because so-called "Biblical Christianity" keeps on reinterpreting & reinterpreting what the Bible teaches. - clusium

7 Sikhism vs. Hinduism
8 Islam vs. Judaism
9 Shiite vs. Sunni
10 Satanism vs. Christianity

Satanism isn't devil worship. Look it up anywhere other than a Christian website. - Kfox101

Not exactly. There are both theistic & atheistic strands of satanism. - clusium

The Contenders

11 Taoism vs Confucianism
12 Wicca vs Christianity
13 Orthodox Judaism vs. Reform Judaism
14 Atheistic Satanism vs. Theistic Satanism
15 Wicca vs. Satanism
16 Buddhism vs. Jainism
17 Islam vs. Baha'i
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