“This earth is His, to Him belong those vast and boundless skies; Both seas within Him rest, and yet in that small pool He lies.”
Love, peace and harmony have become rare commodities in a world that is hell bent on paving way for its own destruction. We hear them being mentioned in the gentle sound of soul-stirring songs and in the cacophony of religious fervor. The rising power of religion has systematically slit humanity’s throat. Meaningless robotic preaching of religious texts has ensured that in the name of a prayer, only words are heard. The human heart which is larger and bigger than any God has been sacrificed at the altar of religious fundamentalism. It is sad that the wars of the middle ages have not left any impression on mankind, as it clings more and more to religion, to gain absolute power. The very notion of a Holy War is an oxymoron. If something is holy and sacred there is no need for a war. No cause can be greater than the cause of humanity. All that religious preaching has given is a superficial gaudy gift wrapped with devastation and destruction. Love is the need of the hour. It has become an existentially imperative need of every human being. Religion in the present times does not seem to have any inclination to build a beautiful unified world based on equality and harmony. If incessant reading of religious texts cannot make people better human beings striving to attain spirituality and peace in their hearts, it is absolutely pointless. Instead of becoming a panacea for the troubled world, it is a tumor killing humanity slowly and gradually. If religious texts can only increase toxicity and kill the vital organs of humanity, there is no need for them. If religion cannot save our souls with love, compassion and empathy, it is not needed. A thousand holy books can be sacrificed for humanity but humanity can never be sacrificed for the glory of religion.
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