Last night when I was about to leave for the day from my office.
One of my senior friends pinged asking me.
Friend : Why don’t you write your view on religion?
Me : I don’t believe in religion!!
While commuting,I was pondering over this topic.
I don’t believe in religion because I feel that it is an unwanted item in my bag.I have never felt anything great about any religion or the customs they follow or the rituals they practice.
I consider religion as light as food habits.I have noticed that people have weird food habits.Some eat only Non-Veg,some eat only Veg but eggs too,some don’t consume any animals products at all etc.Even in a family,nobody forces food habits.Same way religion is a habit.A habit which we have practised from our childhood.
Religion do have some good sides like these high nutrition foods.After all its an individual’s choice whether to eat healthy food or not.Why can’t the world see religion that way?Consider religion as something personal and not a social matter.Religion is a set of beliefs about the cause, nature, and purpose of life and the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural agency, or human beings’ relation to that which they regard as holy, sacred, spiritual, or divine.It differs from person to person that how respect this universal truth.
Rather than fighting for religion reasons,lets concentrate on the social issues having no solutions yet.Poverty,education,child labor,crimes against women,dowry deaths etc.
I understand that religion has become so much deep-rooted in the society,that it is difficult to transform in a fast pace.But I am happy to see thousands of young people who share my same thoughts and views.
At least to the current generation and the next generation,let’s teach them about the good values in life and not about the countless communities and Gods.Or is it difficult to live in this world without the tag of a religion or without worshipping one of the thousand Gods?
It is time that the world should learn that God is not their employee on wages who do jobs according to their prayers and offerings.(Thank you DG for such a wonderful sentence,I’m borrowing it)
Before the world go blind with their religious views,lets work on cultivating healthy religious practices and thoughts.
From what I have inferred,religion come as a villain mainly during two circumstances.
Marriage and Education
People being very educated or forward thinking don’t help much,when religion comes to the marriage of their kids.all The values they have and earned or all the national integrity speeches they had given in the past are cleverly forgotten.According to the rules (I don’t know which B******D made it) of society,religion is intertwined with the social status too.That’s why parents go against for inter-religion or inter-community marriages.Apart from this,the religious communities support this rule making things complicated.So if at all an inter-religion marriage happens,then that family is out of that religious community.(I still have no clue why there is a rule that way)Not only that,these religious priests do take “revenge” if someone go against the community rules,unless that person is rich.Here is an example.
One of my Mom’s colleagues decided to get married even after being in two different religions.Both the families were alright with it so they didn’t force the bride to convert to their religion.It was a happy family life until the guy’s father passed away.The religious community head made a big fuss before the last rituals of the guy’s father saying that unless the bride gets converted,the priest will not preside the rituals.The guy was helpless.All his views about national integrity and freedom of rights went in air in front of the crying Mom and sisters.At last he made his wife converted to his religion get his father’s last rituals done.
But it is unlikely that the same situation will happen if the guy is a celebrity or a rich man.Preist forgets God and the so-called religious values in front of money.
It is the same way with education too.Admissions in colleges and schools support religion and they end up preaching it as a community service.When a kid is good in studies,why should religion be a benchmark?
Above are just two of the examples on the bad side of religion.
When something is bad and has caused many problems in the world,WHY THE HELL SHOULD I BELIEVE IN IT??
I wish there were no RELIGION,World would have been a better place to live and die.
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