When it comes to religious conflicts the real villains are the clergy. They are constantly inventing new ways to divide and redivide Mankind. This simple technique enables more and more clerics to live on people`s expense. If along the way they cause great disasters so much the better as then their services are much sought after and they become indispensible. A trouble free society is the death toll of the clergy.
To quote from the book GOD v. GODS by H.JOSEPH published by LULU "the clergy`s finest hour is when Mankind is in trouble. Like vultures that feed on carrion so Man`s afflictions, misery, catastrophes and death keep the clergy alive".