Saturday, April 19, 2008

Religion

disclaimer : again...these are my views...u do not have to agree with them n if u post nasty comments i don't have to approve them...so be nice...if u hv nth nice to say, dont say nething at all..


religion...its such a precarious subject...so fragile...so sensitive...its the only thing in d world dat people will actually kill for...nothing in the world can divide human beings in a more clear cut n serious manner...not even racial ethnicities or gender for that matter...

religion divides human beings while spirituality unites them.

bold statement i noe...but its a fact...lets take a look at how religion divides human beings...1stly the world is divided into mainly the eastern n the western religions...the eastern religions have many deities and gods...theses include hindhuism, buddhism, the japanese believe structure (not sure wut its called...n no,its not bushido, dats a code of ethics so to speak)...then u have sikhism which believes there is only 1 true god...which is d same as the believe of the modern western religions whose followers are known as people of the book...the jews,the muslims and the christians....

lets jst for arguments sake bring in the ancient western religions as well...the greek and roman gods....the egyptian believe structure...the whole lot...now the biggest bone of contention is this :

"the old religions say there are many gods but the newer religions say there is only 1"

lets take a short look at the older religions statement...wut makes a god?to them (both ancient western and eastern religions), a god is sum1 who is immortal...who has special abilities that can affect the world and the people living in it...so they say there are many gods based on this definition...but even among their gods, there is always 1 that stands higher above the rest...the so called king of the gods...like zues for example...

now lets review the newer religions statement...there is only one god...one who created the heavens n the earth n hell n everything in between...but...he (for the context of this entry, god is a he..but a black he :P) had help creating n running the world....ok mayb not creating...but definitely running...wut do u think angels are there for?

now wut are angels in the new religions?

immortals who live forever with special abilities that can affect the world and the people living in it...each given powers by god to do certain tasks...

think of hades, the god of the underworld, and lucifer,the fallen angel that rules over hell...is there really that big a difference?thats jst one example...but u do see where im heading rite?

bingo...the many deities and gods of the olden religions merely got their ranks reclassified when they moved into the new religions...kinda like calling a data entry clerk a manager of information systems...jst a different name but the job scope n everything is the same...

now if u really look at the religions...old and new...they all speak a similar msg...yes the language and wordings are slightly different (n its these small differences that people kill each other over) but the message is the same...n that is how to live ur life as a good decent human being...n wut will happen should u choose to be a horrible excuse for a human being...kinda like a guideline...like a guidebook to life...

so now u have all the religions fighting each other for supreme control...the muslims say that u must be muslim to go to heaven...the christians say that christ is d only way to heaven...the jews im not so sure...the hindhus, buddhists, sikhs and the rest r just sitting there quietly...we dont care if u join our believe...jst dun force us to join urs...n mind u...u cant convert into a sikh...cz if u read the Guru Granth Sahib it clearly states that u r not to change ur religion...that if god put u on earth as a christian,muslim,sikh etc....then that is exactly wut he meant u to be...

now before u go out there n kill for ur religion that u believe to be completely and undeniably the one only truth...here a small fact to ponder upon...

u r fully aware that god kept sending down people to deliver the msg he wanted to humans rite?there was abraham,moses,jesus,muahamad,buddha,dalai lama,guru nanak till guru gobind...thats a lot of people he sent down...u noe y?

BECAUSE PEOPLE KEPT FUCKING THE MESSAGE UP!!!

bingo!!!god spoke...but god didnt write...humans did that...n we all noe how communication works...sum idiot along the line who thinks wut he is hearing doesnt sound rite will edit it to make it sound rite and then pass it along...n the process continues throughout the entire production line...

i been writing a lot havent i?well...jst one last short story i came across while i was studying german literature in switzerland....this is a translated and shortened version...but i've tried to maintain as much of the message as i could...

so there was this wise christian named alexander the wise (literal translation from alexander der wiess)...he was called to entertain the sultan in the province he was traveling in one day...the sultan obviously being a muslim...so he went...n the sultan asked him "whose religion is better?urs or mine?"

now alex (im too lazy to type out the full name) knew that if he said it was his religion,the sultan would be offended n it mite not bode well for him...n also knew if he sed that the sultans religion was better, the sultan would ask him to convert n he would not be able to say no after agreeing that islam is better than christianity...so he replied the sultan with a story of a family...the story goes smth like this..

there was once a man who owned a gold ring...it was a flawless gold ring like no other...when he passed away he gave it to his only son...his son kept it till the day he died and gave it to his only son in turn....n this succession continued for many generations...until one father had 3 sons...

now the father loved all 3 sons equally...n he cud not decide which of the 3 sons to gv the ring to...so he went to gold smith and asked the gold smith to create 2 identical rings so that there would be 3 in total and all his sons could get one...n it worked...the father passed away n all 3 sons got a ring...

soon the sons found out what the father had done...they were angry and they fought each other because all of them believed that they had the real original ring that had been passed down from generation to generation...so they finally went to a gold smith to find out which was the real ring...but the gold smith could not tell them apart...so they went to another gold smith n even he could not tell them apart...

no one..not the brothers themselves nor any gold smith or person could tell the 3 rings apart...but the brothers were obsessed about being the holder of the true ring, or what they believed to be the true ring, that they continued to fight and bicker and in the end they ended up dying at each others hands...bitter n angry....

none of them could see that what their father was really trying to tell them by doing that was that he loved them all equally and that they should love each other and their children all equally...the message was misread and it ended in catastrophe and tragedy...

the father was god and the rings were the religions....

4 comments:

angelinemiss said...

wow... this entry - totally different.. wonder what cause u to blog bout this as not much ppl dare to do so.

To me, God is PM whereas religions are jabatans. Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhamad, Bbddha,Dalai Lama, Guru Nanak till guru Gobind - like you said are the ministers and we - laymen - pekerja yg kerja susah payah la, kena tormented and confused by the jabatans. LOL.

Ohya, I love the short story. Very nice!!!

soulrenderz said...

Awesome entry.

sEnGz said...

I may not agree with all that you have said. But this post indeed made me ponder a lot. The story at the end was something different. Well written post!

Anonymous said...

Here is what I believe
I believe that no one religion is right I think the world will end unless we ALL put our religions together and we ALL agree on that religion and if even one person disagrees then we all suffer the price of our world being destroyed
this is what I think
and don't think I'm picking on atheists either
cuz u guys might not know it bt u r a religion of non religionists and u will have a part to
anyone wanna talk to me about this
my email is bluntman420@www.com I'll tty about it