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  1. And what is the relationship between faith in God and the number of diseases, wars, and catastrophes?

    There were no wars in the godless USSR? Are there no catastrophes in the equally atheistic North Korea and China? In the most unbelieving country in Europe – the Czech Republic-there are no diseases?

    Wars, catastrophes and diseases are not Egyptian plagues, not a punishment from God, but a natural process of life on earth. Wars arise for a lot of reasons and do not depend on the will of one or two people, disasters are associated with human irresponsibility or (natural) for natural reasons and human negligence, diseases also do not fall from the sky. The world exists according to many laws (physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, genetics, and so on), and these three components are also included in them. I don't know why or why, but I'm just stating a fact.

  2. Most of humanity has not believed in God for most of history. Theistic motives appeared in the Indian, Iranian, and Mediterranean civilizations at a rather late stage of their development. Actually, theistic religions were limited to a small region of the Middle East until the first centuries of our era. For the Far East, theistic religions remain mostly alien. All this did not affect the reduction in the number of wars, catastrophes and diseases in this part of the world.

  3. Wars are a complex issue. History knows both crusades and other wars “for the faith”, and cases when quite “everyday” wars in Europe were stopped or not started under the influence of the Church.

    Diseases… The Church was extremely disapproving of autopsies and other similar” medical ” cases in the Middle Ages. I would venture to suggest that many drugs could have been invented much earlier and, therefore, reduce the number and severity of diseases. Plus, in case of epidemics, churches with their large simultaneous number of visitors are a good place to transfer the infection with all the ensuing consequences. So in terms of the development of diseases, I think I will agree.

    With disasters… it depends on what they count. Vera is unlikely to have anything to do with natural disasters, so feel free to write them off. But with man-made-not everything is so clear, and in any direction. The church at the beginning of the Dark Ages was able to preserve the remnants of ancient science in the monasteries, and for a long time the monks were not in vain considered the most educated people in Europe. Then, however, the time of reaction came and the Church slowed down medieval science very much. The result is what we have now. What would have happened if, for example, nuclear weapons could have been developed before the coming to power of a conditional Hitler?.. In general, there is no definite answer.

  4. Clearly, religion-especially the monotheistic teachings of our era – is the source of humanity's greatest problems. The wars of religion were the longest and bloodiest in history. At the same time, dissenters and non-believers were persecuted in peaceful life. Coming into conflict with science, religion hinders the development of medicine, in particular. I can't answer the question briefly, because the topic is endless

  5. Conversely. The family is at the heart of nurturing selfishness and disunity. Depending on which deviations are greater and whose distortions are dominant, a triune instrument of self-bibism arises-religion-science-esotericism. all this leads to catastrophes, epidemics, and wars.

    If you put the family in an adequate place and included a person in Yourself, then … at least someone would stop being a parasite like everyone else, and the rest would still die again and again with their beliefs destroying the world and themselves.

  6. No, faith in God initially had just the opposite function – to restrain people from hostility and restrain animal instincts. For example, monkeys do not spare the weak/disabled, and people even treat and give equal rights to healthy people… I do not tire of repeating that faith in God was distorted by the developers of Religions for selfish purposes, and wars were also provoked for the sake of them; political games were hidden under the pretext of a war for Religion…

  7. Belief in a Higher Power is unlikely to affect cataclysms, even 500 years ago, people in the same Russia were more pious than they are now, and there were still such natural disasters, for example, a large amount of rain in the 16th and 17th centuries, which even left almost the whole of Europe without a crop, there was a famine or a small ice age. As for wars, it is difficult to give an answer here, now there is a struggle for resources, for the market, unfortunately, people reject moral values here, who is stronger is ahead of others!

  8. There is only one subject of being in the world, God. Thinking is always contradictory. Wars, our deaths, and disasters, including climate disasters, are all embedded in God's thinking. EVERYTHING and NOTHING happens in the world.

  9. No, there wouldn't be fewer wars, catastrophes, and diseases if people didn't believe in God. It is not the number of believers that determines the presence of wars, catastrophes, and diseases. Even if everyone were believers like most people today, or if we assume their complete absence, the number of wars, catastrophes and diseases would not change. Because evil on earth occurs for three main reasons independent of people's faith, and the removal of evil will not be carried out by the effort of people's faith.

  10. Unlikely. If humanity stops believing in God, it will believe in something else, in another myth. The ability to create myths and then believe in them is one of those specific traits of people that helps us connect in very large communities. Should we not believe in God, Allah, or polytheism? So we will believe in communism, Taoism, new technologies, a new person or something like that, it's not very important. The basis of all these diverse categories is precisely the human imagination, which allows us to create all this.�

    And if these myths do not exist, then the basis that unites such different people will disappear, and society will become very atomized, but this will still not allow us to avoid wars, they will simply pass into a different quality.�

    Wars are not the result of faith as such, but rather of the contradictory nature of man. Probably so.

  11. People will always find a reason for hostility and wars. See what swearing and threats are in chats between supporters of different brands of smartphones. Not to mention fashion, political views, and philosophical approaches. But there will always be catastrophes, and diseases do not depend on our faith

  12. Faith in God encourages you to love all people, even your enemies. Wars are started by those who do not have such love. If all people believed God, there would be no reason for wars.

  13. It may well be that there would be fewer wars based on religious intolerance. There would probably be fewer religious fanatics willing to sacrifice themselves and take other people's lives. But religious mysticism can be replaced by other cults. For example, a personality cult or militant atheism has all the hallmarks of a religion-images, temples, and symbols. Probably, people will always find something to fight about while being in and out of religions.�

    As for catastrophes and diseases, rather, there is no correlation. If you don't count the cases when believers don't want to get vaccinated because of God-fearing.

  14. The question of faith is important, of course, but it is not primary. It is more appropriate to take into account solar cycles and their impact on the Earth. A. L. Chizhevsky's book “The Earth's Echo of Solar Storms” contains statistics of epidemics, wars, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions over hundreds of years. The literature describes 11-year Chizhevsky cycles, 60-year Kondratiev cycles and their influence on all processes occurring on Earth.

  15. There would be fewer wars for sure – there would be no crusades and jihad in its perverted understanding. A lack of faith in God would not have affected the number of disasters and illnesses.

  16. The last two world wars were started not by religious people, but by victims, these are the most brutal wars in history , not religious people came up with nuclear weapons, chemical and biological weapons, machine guns, tanks, flamethrowers, etc. neither religious people drive the world into digital slavery, not religious people created conditions for environmental degradation and overpopulation of the planet earth right ? Religionists are pretty darlings they want your money and hang noodles on your ears here is their ceiling, at most they will kill you with an axe if of course they can collect it, so I'm not so afraid of religious people as smart-headed scientists these terrible killers and their inventions come out sideways to us people

  17. I think that some diseases would not exist, for example, those that are transmitted sexually, because faith in the Lord implies fidelity to the marriage partner. Food manufacturers would also take care of consumers ' health and avoid adding harmful preservatives to food. As for wars, they would not exist at all, because the law “thou shalt not kill”
    is given for this purpose. There is another instruction
    to”not learn to fight” and not be “belligerent”. And there would be fewer disasters, because many disasters occur because of fake parts. There is no careful attitude to nature, greed, mismanagement. In general, if you pay attention to the commandments of God, they are very useful, and the laws of people are built on them, only some commandments are ignored such as” do not commit adultery”,” do not desire ” – this is so to speak at your discretion, but the grief from their non-fulfillment does not become less.

  18. There is no direct connection. By and large, there were not so many religious wars. Most of the participants were Muslims. Crusades were waged against them, as well as the destruction of millions of Asians during their major invasions. It is not productive to make claims against them in this regard. It's like blaming the modern church for the horrors of the 16th-century inquisition. And in general, for the most part, religious wars were waged only under the pretext of religion, in fact, the reasons for their unleashing were quite territorial and economic. Most wars are not related to religion, so it is almost not correct to link violence and faith in God.

  19. It is unlikely that there would have been fewer of them, rather, the reasons for those wars that formally began because of the dissimilarity of mythologies would have been different. Not Crusaders and Saracens, but white and dark, north and south.

  20. The last war caused by religious differences in Europe ended in 1648. The last war in Europe, related, among other things, to religious motives, ended in 1699 and was no longer between Christians, but between the Ottoman Empire, which sought to ensure the expansion of Islam along with territorial conquests, and the union of Austria, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Venice, which to some extent fought in defense of Christianity in the Balkans. And how many wars have there been in Europe since then? It turns out that there are other reasons for the war, in the absence of religious ones.

    Further. The worst disasters of the twentieth century occurred in Chernobyl, the atheistic USSR, and Bhopal, polytheistic India, not in Mecca and the Vatican.

    Well, diseases. The only predominantly atheist countries with developed medicine are in Europe, where the influence of Christianity is still significant, and not in China and the DPRK.

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