Wednesday, February 24, 2010

When a force bigger than us created man, he created him with significance, but no identity. As the years progressed this man began to be addressed with a name. He began to associate with people who had the same beliefs. And over time, there emerged religion. Religion then was an institution to express belief in a divine power. And yet, the moment it came into being, man changed it. He made rules and most of them were discriminatory of other religions. Whether he did that for a seemingly greater cause or for his own selfish benefit will never be known. Whatever the reason, he tainted the concept.
Today, he has exploited and misused the term religion. He has used it to scathe, destroy and kill. He has used it to discriminate. He has brought injustice and suffering, all in the claims of doing it for a good cause. Little does he realize that he is the first one going astray from what he believes in. Because we were not taught to kill and do wrong. And we were not told to distinguish on the basis of religion. That, we have done ourselves.
When the world is hit by natural calamities, it never stops to see who it takes. At that time, the rich and the poor, the fortunate and the unfortunate, the happy and the sad, the Muslim and the Hindu are all the same. Religion is all but insignificant when a person is faced by death. Every being dies and every being turns to dust.

We are forgetting the essentials of life. We are exploiting and corrupting to such an extent that, we are doing nothing but creating a huge divide in humanity. A divide, with consequences that will only worsen with time.

We must bear in mind that at the end of the day, we are all indeed, one.

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