Religion: Religion And Violence

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Beyond our differences is very engaging documentary that presents the religion as an avenue through wish many seek solace and refuge but religion has been used as deadly weapon of mass destruction. What is evident from all the major religion they preach an obsolete truth; to love others and the proclamation of truth. However, people and not religion that thwarted the truth that holds each religion together. All the religions can live in peace if we choose to, if we put our misguided ideas aside and realize that no religion is more superior to the other. All of the world 's religions proclaim the need for love, compassion, mercy, kindness, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness. These emphases can be overwhelmed by the evidence of human violence, anger, hatred, prejudice, greed, and selfishness, all in the name of religion. …show more content…
All of the religious leaders and portray a variety of definitions of religion and spirituality and reflect upon why religion has been used to justify violence, especially by religious fundamentalists. The documentary portrays that although the world 's religions have differences in doctrine, creed, and rituals, there is a commonality in all of them. The high-profile religious people of faith who share their ideas are His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, religious scholar Karen Armstrong, Chief Rabbi David Rosen, Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, Peter J. Gomes, human rights activist Van Jones, novelist Paulo Coelho, former President of Iran Mohammad Khatami, Ela Gandhi, author Deepak Chopra, Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, Ambassador Andrew Young, and many others. These religious leaders model for us openness to similarities with others and a healthy respect for the beauty of diversity that is the hope for the future. If only the world could see it through their

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