Has religious conflict replaced class conflict as the most important issue facing modern society?
Which is more important: class conflict or religious conflict? The answer might depend on which modern society you are looking at. However, in general, class conflict seems to be far more significant in 2020.
In France, class conflict is far more important than religious conflict. There used to be religious strife between its Catholic majority and its Protestant minority. Today, its people are concerned about economic issues, and its economy is sometimes brought to a halt because of strikes. Those strikes are caused when the lower and middle classes feel a particular government policy is unfair to their pocketbooks.
In Lebanon, there was a civil war between Christians and Muslims between 1975 and 1990. After the war ended, the various religious factions agreed to share power. Recently, there have been large-scale demonstrations in Lebanon. These demonstrations were caused by the public's anger over rampant corruption and a declining standard of living for the general population. Religion...
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