A Better Life Without Religion Essay

1358 Words Nov 11th, 2015 6 Pages
A Better Life Without Religion

Imagine there 's no countries 
It isn 't hard to do 
Nothing to kill or die for 
And no religion too 
Imagine all the people 
Living life in peace
John Lennon even said it in his famous lyrics from Imagine. “And no religion too”. But what if there really was no Religion. There would be less war, possibly less death and less families being torn apart. The controlling of humans by religion would not exist and society would have less discrimination towards all people. All these reasons exhibit examples of why the world would be a better place, without religion. Religion is the root cause of wars. The Lebanese Civil War, The Crusades, The First and Second Sudanese Civil war, The Nigerian Civil War, and French wars of religion are just some of the examples proven the have religion has been the main cause of the war. Now we see in Islam there is the concept of Jihad, or “Holy war”. The word Jihad has been used to describe warfare, in the expansion and defence of islamic territory. The 9/11 attacks on the United States have been seen has Jihad attacks against “Great Satan” which is America and Christianity. Some can also argue that The Holocaust was caused by the Christian church. The holocaust wasn’t only caused by Hitler, Hitler just built upon and took to the extremes, the Policies that the church had created against Judaism. Ethologist, Professor and Britain 's most famous Atheist, Richard Dawkins states that “Religion causes war by…

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