Thursday, March 20, 2008
hi everyone...here's another post..read and enjoy
what is religion??
for me its a thought...all of us have a tendency to know who we really are,to know why are we here in this place called the 'world',and off course who made all of us so similar yet so different..and it is this circumspection that gives birth to the theory called "god"..the theory of the absolute...and as far as a scientists mind is concerned "the big bang"..a million different faces,a million different thoughts all of them thinking about one ubiquitous question "who are we?" ...and all those thoughts have a different point to make,a different theory to present,a different picture of the world they want to display...and thus comes the concept of religion....
but you might argue with me on the fact that if there are a million different thoughts about human genesis why only a few religions??to answer this argument i will have to move out from the theory of genesis which has no record whatsoever in the human history to the theory of evolution and the congregation of people to form societies and communities which went on to become nations which is recorded to quite a good extent for us to know the practices of our ancestors....now each community had certain similar practices and thoughts but i am not ruling out the fact that all those who made these communities still had a completely different view of the world..and it is those few facts that they had in common which came to be known as "religion"..and that i believe is solely because of the human tendency to avoid conflicts...and it is still the same old religions that are accepted even today despite the fact that all of us view the world from different eyes..they are a part of our culture now..a part of our tradition...to such an extent that even "atheism" is a religion now..
so religion is our perception of life which is completely different from the conventional wisdom that our ancestors have passed on to us...and i think the conventional form of religion is important too because it gives each of us a cultural identity and we should cherish that but we must always be careful not to cross that subtle line between traditional importance and chauvinism...the concept of religion came up when the world was in need for a consensus when groups of men and women were looking for something common in each other but now it has transformed to the exact opposite..we look at religion if we want to differentiate ourselves from another person ...and thats where i feel that there is a need to give religion a whole new different meaning altogether now...thinking differently is what makes the human race truly fascinating but discrimination on the basis of thought is something that makes it disappointing(can't think of a more profound word...)