4 Nov 2012

DONA NOBIS PACEM - BLOG FOR PEACE



Dona Nobis Pacem means "Grant us Peace" in Latin.

Wars in the name of Religion have always been a good excuse for men to distroy each other ! No matter to whatever religion they belong ! They asked God in French, German, English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian etc to let them win the war and fought against each other ! Poor God / Allah  ! He must be quiet confused !

Not all people know that Allah is the word for God in Arabic, the word means simply "the God." It is used mainly by Muslims, Arab Christians, and often, albeit not exclusively, by Arabic-speakers, Indonesian, Malaysian and Maltese Christians, Mizrahi Jews and Sikhs. (source : Wikipedia)

Religion wars started already with the Crusades, in 11th, 12th, and 13th-century religiously sanctioned military campaigns waged by much of Christian Europe against Muslim Persia and Middle East.

List of major religious wars

The figures below include the deaths of civilians from diseases, famine, etc., as well as deaths of soldiers in battle and possible massacres and genocide.

Crusades
Holy Land, Europe 1095-1291 Islam and Christian
3,000,000 victims

Thirty Years' War
Holy Roman Empire 1618-1648 Protestants and Catholics
11,500,000 victims

French Wars of Religion 
France 1562-1598 Protestants and Catholics
4,000,000 victims

Second Sudanese Civil War

Sudan 1983-2005 Islam and Christian
2,000,000 victims

Lebanese Civil War

Lebanon 1975-1990 Sunni, Shiite and Christian
250,000 victims

And still today wars continue in the name of God or Allah as an excuse !

So let's all meet together on Mimi Lenox Blog For Peace she has created in 2006 ! It is an online global peace initiative which hosts 60 countries and has been celebrated by thousands of people online, She understood the enormous significance and influence of blogs and websites on our society, our consciousness, and on this planet now deemed a global society.


9 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

So twisted and wicked to wage war in the name of the Superior Being...
God bless you!
Cezar

jabblog said...

Absolutely agree!

Annelisa said...

So true...war in the name of religion, any religion, cannot be right...it can only go against the religion it is named for!

Peace to you!

(A link to your post will be on "Peace Bloggers Unite" later)


A Lady's Life said...

I think this is where I agree with you. My church consisted of monks and they avoided aggressive behavior at all costs.They prayed for loving things and frowned on arguments.
I never heard them talk about politics although I am sure their bishops argued all the time but it was always about church matters like like changing the calender. They prided themselves on following the main road starting from Christ and never deviating their beliefs. People did what they did and sins confessed were always the same lol but their message was always clear. Love one another.They practiced what they preached. Having people like this around me, gave me great respect for religion and when I walked on cold city streets, I always knew who I was.When I see people abusing religion in the name of war it always hurts me somehow and it makes me understand that man is not ready for heaven because we as a society, create our own hell.

Walk in the Woods said...

Peace.

A Lady's Life said...

As for Islam, I don't feel it has a right to call itself a religion because of what it does in the name of Allah. Allah can fight for himself. He doesn't need them to fight for him. I feel Muhhammads message of war is wrong. Religion is an individual thing and no one has a right to force it on anyone the way they do.If they were here, forcing their ways on me, I'd be a dead woman or I would pick up a sword too but it would be for self defense not in the name of God.
In free countries people fought for rights to be free and we have to safe guard these rights or lose them.Islam is no different than what happened in communist China and Russia and Germany.It has to change or be recognized as a political organization rather than a religion.

Loree said...

Yes we humans have managed to weave a tangled web when it comes to religions. It is sad to read how many millions have died because of religions.

Travis Cody said...

Peace to you and yours on this Blog Blast Day and in all the days to come.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is such a good post and a good blogging cause that I should join in on nxt year.