I would request every one to stay away from any controversy or any useless arguments.
Fanaticism in Religion has ruined the very sense of the
term. It is not how we hold on to the religious belief that really matters, but
what role it plays in reforming the person within you.
The competition between which religion has the best to say
or offer does not determine the quality of the religion, but the transformation
it produces in a human being, to behave like human being to each other, to
understand the aches and pain , love and joy, is the actual concept of
These days the amount of faith a person has, in his own
religion, has led to inhuman behavior, to help hypocrites utilize it to make
money. Difference of opinion in religious matters has caused riots and confused
people a lot, enabling violence all over the place.
There are many types of religions and they all have one
thing in common: to imbue us with a sense of awe and inspiration allowing us to
live by prescribed principle which help us to live more constructive lives in
accordance with ourselves, others, and society.
To some religion is a way of life that has been handed down
to them by their ancestors and nothing more. It is followed because their forefathers
followed it. It is merely their custom, their tradition; something that ties
them to their family and heritage in an unbreakable chain. To others it is
their faith. It is the moral and ethical code by which they live their lives.
For others it is the way to transcend this earthly plane and be one with the
divine. Some claim to follow no religious creed whatsoever. If by that they
mean they do not follow an organized set of ideals handed down to them from
some other source, then I would have to agree with them. But even they follow
some organized philosophy or set of codes to help them navigate the sometimes
dangerous and unknown waters of life. This is what I call religion whether it
is a personal set of values that they themselves have formed or been handed
down to them from a traditional source.
Being religious is not the dogma, proclaiming the truth
towards world peace and love is only doctrine. I wish the religious leaders
understand this and when they do, the importance of religion in our lives has
played its role fully well.
Edited by Khtronkakhilari - 20 October 2009 at 11:03pm