What is a religion?

Growing up in a religious family as an atheist has always been queer. But as time passed I learnt how to not offend the views of a person to whom religion & God is a source of lifestyle.

In our current time the estimated number of religions is known to be 4,300. Each of them have a different history to our beginning and different set of Gods who govern the universe. Though I’m not someone who believes or follows any religion, I’m always intrigued by them.

Think about it, the people who started religions were indeed very smart for their times. Religion was born to teach us life lessons, to literate us as to be capable to act in situations we haven’t been in but might face them in later stages of our life. 

These scholarly men, who started religions, even laid down rules and regulations for their followers to lead a life. To make sense in simple words, they made their fraternities and expanded it into a “club”. 

With time, we witnessed new intellectuals who came up with their own theories and started a new religion. The path laid out by them is quite intriguing, really. Each of the religions have a pure motive behind it. Whatever a religion may teach, their prime motive is to unite people, not divide them.

It’s a shame that some of us fail to see those motives and even use the name of religion to create havoc. I don’t suppose there’s a need to mention the names of such terrorist organisations who use the mask of religion to disguise their own wrong do-ings. For everyone knows, religions teach not to harm others.

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.                            -Martin Luther King Jr.

With this said, I do not mean to prove that one religion is above another or that believing in a God makes one old school, all I want is to make a plea towards every religious person to not misunderstand an atheist or a non-believer.

Peace out.

6 thoughts on “What is a religion?

  1. When my whole world seemed to fall apart the only thing that held me together was in fact the spirituality I had hidden within me. You must be very strong to face life and it’s struggles as an atheist. #respect

    1. There are two groups, yes. The people who are enslaved don’t get it at times how blinding some beliefs are but of course there are rather practices which are beneficial. I do not mean to disrespect anyone’s religion, I’m sorry if you felt so.

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