A religious war is a war started in the name of a certain religion usually against a differing and/or opposing religion. Such wars have occurred since the formation of religion and, as with all wars, have led to bloodshed and suffering of not only the proponents of such wars, but of innocents as well.
Examples of religious warsEdit
Not all examples are negative. Constantine's civil war with Licinius was fought over Licinius' persecution of Christians. The war ended with Constantine's victory and the persecutions stopped. A Byzantine victory against Varahran V of the Neo-Persian Empire forced him to end his policy of persecution against Christians as well.