Hollow Religious Convictions


We live in the era of democracy, freethinking and innovation. People are free to choose their career paths, what they want to wear, where they want to eat, who to marry, etc. But in this era of modernization, people are not liberated to choose the religion of their choice instead it is passed on from their parents. People have to blindly follow the customs and rituals what other people in their religious community are following whether they like it or not. If the customs and rituals are not followed by a certain individual then it might be considered a sin.

All holy books are a work of evil, as they dictate mankind to live their lives according to a book which was written centuries ago. This is utter non sense as religion which preaches good things also divides people as we have a vast religious spectrum and that spectrum is further divided into sub castes. We do not need a laid set of rules to guide our lives, instead should be free to pick and choose any religion or even no religion at all. The hour is getting very late for us to indulge in religious antics and ignoring the harsh reality like poverty, diseases, education for all, global warming or improve live on this planet and all our energies should be diverted to these causes instead of worshiping some imaginary God.

All holy books say that only God possesses the power to destroy this planet but now mankind does too as he has figured out nuclear weapons and to pollute at a catastrophic level. Religion is treacherous because it allows human beings who don’t have all the answers to think that they do. Most people would think it’s wonderful when someone says, “I’m willing, Lord! I’ll do whatever you want me to do!” Except that since there are no gods actually talking to us, that void is filled in by people with their own corrupt imaginations, limitations and agendas.

Cerne Abbas Giant is a hill figure in Dorset, England. Made by a cut outline filled with chalk on the slope, it is a picture of a giant naked man, the origin and age of the picture is unclear and often thought of as an ancient structure. Scholars identify it with a Celtic British figure or the Roman Hercules. The villages don’t know the story behind this giant picture but maintain it anyway and they live in uncertainty or doubt regarding the whole giant man tale.

The big questions about, after life, end of the earth or mankind existence should be left as a doubt because doubt is humble, as the villagers do in the case of giant man in England. I say doubt is the attitude man should have about certain question and not letting religious people keep us in lunacy and fantasy. All the rational people, anti-religionists must assert themselves. Moderately religious really need to look in the mirror and realize that the solace and comfort that religion brings you actually comes at a terrible price, the price of freedom.

Disclaimer – This article is neither pointing at any specific religion nor written to hurt any religious sentiments and practices.