Religion isn’t the cause of war

Re: ‘What’s faith done for anyone?’ (Metro, June 18)

I disagree with letter writer Amanda Canetti’s assertion that the “root cause of most wars is religion.”

Wars have historically been fought over resources, even when religion has been used to justify them.

Freedom of religion is a right in America and tolerance for the beliefs and feelings of others is a part of being compassionate and understanding.

Sometimes religious people forget that, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us should. Christians, Jews and Muslims worship the same God and share many of the same beliefs.

Most religions share the requirement that love, compassion and understanding be cultivated and that we not allow our differences to separate us. Amen to that.

Linda Whittaker, via email



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