I just posted the following comment over at another blog:
The Other Blog: http://www.gosmelltheflowers.com/blog/archives/876#comment-8178
Gary said:”I think there are two ways to stop wars.
“1) Ban religion
“2) Whoever goes to war the war starts by the leaders first born both having a duel
“The problem is the leaders of nations rarely actually taste the brutality of war but will send others to do just that.”
Make sure you include Atheism in the banned religions. With some of the “Atheistic” and supposedly “anti-religious” communist atrocities in the last century atheism takes it’s place as one of the most evil in it’s contribution to wars and death.