The Encyclopedia of War proves that only seven percent of wars throughout recorded history were religious wars, yet religion—and especially Christianity—is still often blamed for causing more calamities than any of the ideologies, political regimes, and tyrants that have tainted human history. This episode from Fr. Mike Schmitz challenges the claim that religious fervor inevitably leads to violence or hatred, and explains how the all-too-common religion scapegoat only covers up a deeper problem that hits much closer to home.
Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension:
Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz
Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up about the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD.
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