Despite centuries of secularist efforts to denigrate religion, it has returned with a vengeance to increasingly become the most divisive force in society today. Whether it be marriage, family, human relations, or discourses on morals and ethics in an increasingly confused and confusing society, religion is woven through the entire debate on the future of society.
Jew, Muslim, Christian or pagan—whatever form the religion takes, it has created a foundation for cultures that have underpinned whole societies for generations. But it is the two great evangelizing religions—Christianity and Islam—that have wrought so much destruction over the centuries in their clashes against each other and, in most recent times, caused so much suffering for the Jew in particular. These three religions—Judaism, Islam and Christianity—have had the most powerful influence on society over the past 2,000 years.