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I Preach Humanity as Religion

Humanity as Religion

IndiSpire 21: Is religion over-rated? what is your take? 

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For what I know, there are thousands of religions all over the world. Everyone is happy following their own no matter what the cost is. Dowry, caste system, racism, male dominant society, honor killings, man slaughter and much more have been given birth by this religion and beliefs only. This is if I talk just about India. If I try to cover the whole world and the social evils that have been generated on the name of religion, I might lose my breath at just one percent of it. Yeah, people will now say that there are many benefits of religion and try to constitute India as a religious country but I want to look over the serious issues which are sitting at the top of the throne and mocking at us people. Religion has very well created barriers between humans that were born same and were destined to live together as one.

So, yes I do think that religion is over-rated. It always has been. These social evils have not popped out all of a sudden but have been present since the ancient times. Our religions have taught us so much differences that it is hard for some people to even touch an innocent baby born of a lower caste. Be it the city or the villages, the difference are prominent everywhere.

I preach humanity as the religion. We all are human and that should be our religion. Why do we need religion and beliefs? Why can’t you think of that sweeper as a human and pass him a glass of water when he is thirsty instead of making weird faces? Why the lower caste people (a difference created by us only) are not allowed to enter a temple? Why people don’t think twice before the cruel man-slaughter in the name of religion? Why even in the modern society, a girl has to pay to get married to a guy? Why girls and guys are brutally killed by their own parents in the name of religion? Why are there so many differences among people? What good is a religion if it is promoting hatred, false beliefs and differences? Why can’t we treat everybody as same and as humans?

PS: Apologies if I have hurt any sentiments. We can have a healthy discussion over anything in the comment section.

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July 11, 2014 at 1:37 AM delete

I agree with you - preaching humanity covers the kindness preached by most religions, but bypasses the violence that so many religions have brought over the ages,
cheers, Gordon

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Kim Wiggins
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July 11, 2014 at 3:14 AM delete

Oh what a great post. I am on this bandwagon. I think humanity would be a great thing to preach because at the end of the day we are all the same. I love this post.

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Sunila Karir
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July 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM delete

Totally agree. Humanity should not become a religion though...Religion should instead become more Humane.

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July 11, 2014 at 2:08 PM delete

I hope everybody will think in this way...some day...

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Anita
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July 11, 2014 at 2:16 PM delete

Agree with your views, Anmol.
How can such true, relevant, humane & beautiful thoughts 'hurt any sentiments?'
Great expression, as usual :D

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Amita Gulia
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July 11, 2014 at 4:27 PM delete

Nice post Anmol... Specially the 'Why' paragraph. I have the same questions to society...

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R Miglani
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July 11, 2014 at 5:41 PM delete

As Long as you are not forcing it on anyone , Its just awesome !
good work , good post !

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Ritika T
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July 11, 2014 at 5:48 PM delete

And I think we should start this with the little kids in school, because they are the future. you can't change the beliefs of a 50 year old man..but you can definitely preach a little 5 year old kid

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July 11, 2014 at 6:14 PM delete

Humans we are. Agree! If only people knew to accept others overseeing the differences the religion or any other thing wouldn't matter. :)

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Reema D'souza
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July 11, 2014 at 7:49 PM delete

I agree with you. Religion is not in those strict rules but it is in kindness, humanity and love!

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ruchi2312
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July 11, 2014 at 8:12 PM delete

agree as I preach & practice this too, coincidentally I wrote the post on the same lines.would love to hear your feedback ! good wishes :-)

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vishalbheeroo
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July 11, 2014 at 11:55 PM delete

Completely my thought, Anmol. The reality is we are hypocrites and nurture human prejudices against each other, labelling religions. Till when politicians we use us against each..religion has divided people and it only make those sitting on the throne happy.

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Anmol Rawat
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July 12, 2014 at 12:05 AM delete

Yes totally :)
Thank you for dropping by and supporting the cause :)

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Anmol Rawat
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July 12, 2014 at 12:05 AM delete

Yes we are :)
Thank you for the appreciation :)

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Anmol Rawat
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July 12, 2014 at 12:06 AM delete

Thank you :)
I believe that two sides of a coin can never be the same. There will always be some or other difference. That is why, there is a need for a united religion that serves no one but humanity :)

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Anmol Rawat
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July 12, 2014 at 12:08 AM delete

Thank you Anita :)
Yes I have tried not to sound rude to any particular religion and thus it should not. But still, it is always good to mention that :D
Thank you again :)

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Anmol Rawat
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July 12, 2014 at 12:08 AM delete

Thank you Amita for dropping by and for the appreciation :)

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Anmol Rawat
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July 12, 2014 at 12:09 AM delete

Yes. It should not be forced and nobodies life should be altered in the name of religion. We are free humans, we should be allowed to make our own decisions.

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Anmol Rawat
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July 12, 2014 at 12:10 AM delete

Absolutely :)
I would start with my own kids (when I have them in future).

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Anmol Rawat
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July 12, 2014 at 12:11 AM delete

Yes definitely :)
We must accept everybody as the same. Religion should not be a medium to create differences.

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Anmol Rawat
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July 12, 2014 at 12:11 AM delete

Yes :) Thank you for the support.

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Anmol Rawat
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July 12, 2014 at 12:12 AM delete

I read your post Ruchi. It is excellent. You have written in such good details. Good wishes to you too :)

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Anmol Rawat
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July 12, 2014 at 12:13 AM delete

I agree with you. We do are hypocrites. When we are keen on killing our own kind in the name of religion, religion is no good at all.

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blackbeauty
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July 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM delete

Sometimes I think that God will certainly come down on our holy land and shout "No no no this is not what I want..."
Britishers used religion like a weapon against us and now some politicians are doing it. Somethings never change.

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July 12, 2014 at 4:17 PM delete

Great thoughts, Anmol, and I endorse them whole-heartedly.

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Shruti Modi
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July 14, 2014 at 1:19 PM delete

Rightly said by one of the members Ritika.. we cant change 50yrs old.. but we can start wth a 5 yr old.. lets do that.. :)

Another great thought Anmol... (y)
I support humanity :)

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