Let me preface my statement below by saying I am not trying to offend anyone but I want to know if others agree with my line of thinking or not. Any comments would be appreciated. Im from a catholic background but to be honest I think that all religion was/is created to control the masses. If all religions believe in one god then why cant the one god be one in the same? Cant Allah be the same god as the Jews god and the same as the Christian god? So it all comes down to how you are supposed to worship god. That is what all the fighting is all about. In a rational world how is it possible that people still kill in the name of god or religion? Does anyone really believe that god would want a person killed in the name of religion? The truth is the actual existence of a God is impossible to prove (or disprove for that matter). There is no proof and there is no evidence that God even exists. Thats why it is called a faith, because you have to believe. I believe that the majority of people in this world are good people. The persons that use Islam or any religion to do evil deeds and to control people negatively are no different than persons in organized crime. The problems in the Middle East, in my opinion, are really more a social economic issue than that of religion. It has been turned into a religious cause by those looking to gain power and control over the poor masses. I dont know about anyone else but I have to say that if the Palestinians were as wealthy as the Saudi Elite then their wouldnt be a problem between them and Israel. Im sorry I just cant see a person driving their brand new Mercedes Benz into a temple as a suicide bomber knowing they are about to go on a month long vacation getting massages, mani & pedis etc . I just dont see it. Maybe Im totally wrong here but I just dont believe that its about religion, its about wealth and enjoyment of life. Look at it this way.... if you could snap your fingers and make the area where the Palestinians or any other similar groups are living now and made it an upper middle class American type neighborhood with all the amenities and modern day conveniences, do you think that there would still be a problem?