Okay, I know it’s not smart to question faith, right before you give IELTS and start applying for PhD in Intl-Rel abroad…but as a matter of fact, I am not questioning God. I am questioning religion, or in common terms, a set of rules, made by humans, in the name of God, claiming themselves to be descendant/preacher of God…for which no living mortal carries any proof…
Week started with this…wherein Talibans, God’s most faithful soldiers, or so they claim, hanged a boy, of eight years, because his father was a policeman, who refused to assist and cooperate with the Talibans. Good Talibans? Maybe, according to Obama.
And it went on a downward spiral then. A Norwegian Christian sicko, did the worst massacre in Europe since the end of Cold War. And this was his justification. Religion again. ( Boris Johnson wrote an article on the psyche of this nutjob, it is an absolute must read.)
But the other wackos are not to be left far behind. This article on Hezbollah caused massive outrage, mostly the cliched arguements of Muslims being dubbed always as terrorists etc… ( Yes, the majority of their faith are Gandhi’s followers I guess…they don’t believe in violence at all. It is a miracle how the most amount of killing annually goes on in the Arab region, where they kill themselves more than others. )
And the last comedy was obviously this news of Al Shabab banning Bras and Samosas for being anti-Islam from Somalia…There is just so many WTFs there I don’t even want to discuss this sick joke.
Arnab the Greatbong, wrote a brilliant analysis, which summed up my feelings about religion too, though in a much more poetic and beautiful way than me. I am rather prosaic for that. So I will put it flat.
There are lots of arguements against religion, the most famous one being the one by Epicurus, where he questions the existence and intention of God himself. But none suits the time more than this arguement.
” In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind, old men as guides. ” – Heinrich Heine.
I guess that speaks all. Religion is sick, and distorted, man made rules. Anyone following them can be straightaway dubbed as an imbecile. And any emotional outburst defending religion, makes the person with the outburst, weak, puerile, and average.
It is time to question religion again, like the Renaissance…