Atheism & war

Fundamentally, religion involves acceptance. Nonconformity, free thinking, atheism and the like are found only when the social bonds have weakened. Religion itself is what is, rather than what ought to be.

The aim of religion is to be right with the divine powers, to attain what the ancient Romans called the pax deorum, the favour of the gods. - p 2

-John Ferguson, War and peace in the world's religions (Oxford: London 1977)
chapter 1. Tribal Religion

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