“Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man … living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.”
This is nothing new. Nothing that you and me already don’t know. A Renowned Bollywood director made a movie’ OMG (Oh my God). He depicted exactly the above sentiment in the movie. The entire movie was a tight slap on the face of the religious fanatics who self proclaim themselves and then go about preaching things that they have themselves assumed . All the Blame goes to the one above. To GOD. Have You seen him? NO. But you believe. I believe.
But Who has given us a right to form religion based on this? Who has read what is wrong and what is right in the eyes of the supreme power above? Who has made RELIGION? We. You and Me. Because we love to form new things, preach new things and then satisfy our own selves by making our own rules! To Hell with what is going on around the world with other people!
When is it we would understand that the biggest religion we need to follow is Humanity!! To err is Human. To correct a mistake is Human and to learn from the mistake is also Human. So who will now decide what is right and what is wrong?
A certain group of people create a certain religion and all of a sudden they are a different sect. They talk , dress and live in a certain way to distinguish themselves from the rest. For each one of us, the religion we are born into or follow is right. We are made to believe and we do! Like a bunch of Idiots who have no power over their thinking! Most of us until our dying day would never question otherwise. Religion has blinded us to the extent that a Crow on the window is fed and considered to be the soul pf the person who may have recently died in the family where the crow usually sits and caws! Crow!! Seriously? Who has taught us this belief?
And then as If following itself isn’t enough, thee are a few who LOVE to preach!
PRACTICE, DON’T PREACH!
You love what you do. Then please do. If something agrees with your sense of judgement and understanding then you have every right to follow it with all your heart. However, at the same time, I have every right to follow what I believe and understand. If something agrees with you, it does not necessarily mean, it agrees with me too!
Two things are of prime importance:
1) “Religion is like a pair of shoes…..Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.”
2) Religion and its terms and concepts and beliefs when followed by a single individual, should affect only that certain individual. if it starts affecting the lives of others around you in a negative way, that means something is wrong!
Having said all of the above, I am no judge to decide as to what is right or wrong. Religion is nothing but a state of our mind. I have myself experienced in my close circle when people after many years of ‘following’ a certain religion suddenly withdraw and follow another. Religion hence is only a state of our mind at that given point of time. We only follow what agrees to our situation and what makes us right in our eyes.There is no one to blame but ourselves. That invisible power above is a interpretation of how we want it to be. Learn Humanity First, Religion will automatically Follow!