Random thoughts


Religion exploits people. How? By promising heaven and hell. We are instructed to believe in certain things and behave in certain ways, which upon questioning give us prefixed answers. One of them being “believe and you’ll know”. The sole aim of any religion seems to ignite faith. What we fail to see is it’s burning the world down.

First they tell you there’s good and there’s evil and then they explain how you perceive both. Why must there be good and evil? Why not see them as actions and consequences? Why do good people have to go to hell and bad ones to heaven when morals are subjective?

There has to be bad for good to be recognised. They’re inseparable and we’re too blind to see.

The promises are a sham.

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  1. The Clarke says:

    Religion stems from a deep-seated desire to experience masochism. Much like the Friday night party animal complaining of the Saturday hangover, pain is joy. We eat until we are miserable. We drink to excess. We date/marry an abusive mate. God or good has the feeling of joy and “doing” right. The devil or bad is the punishment that we strive to avoid but desire to feel. Without the sting of the whip, how can we appreciate the sound of the crack? For those that require pain in a wholesome form, I offer religion.

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    1. We drink to excess and eat until we’re miserable? Religion is comparable to gluttony then. Bravo.

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  2. JAARA says:

    Wow! I love how you express your belief and convictions. I am a christian. I agree that religion has done harm and in some cases continue to do harm. I ponder all types of questions? Life vs death, good vs evil, right vs. wrong. I do not blindly follow. But, do believe religion has done good as well?

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  3. Steven says:

    Often what is complex to understand, humans have declared it useless and they move on. Not realising its importance until its too late. Many walk away from religion because they don’t like the idea of a creator and stories around it. But as Carl Jung said “Absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.”

    That said. Let me put some light what I think of religion. Before we categorised this set of information as “religion”, this was a part of lives. From birth to death. Every great mind in history has contributed to the exsisting ideas, maintaining the continuity of information. Imagine the amount of brain work and processing that has gone to make this vast system and what a great achievement it is that we have maintained it.
    When I visit my church, people find divine in the cross, I turn around and i find divine in the eyes of the fellow devotees. I see the engravings on the church building, i feel a connection with my ancestors. I wonder, what were the things they wanted me to know. They passed it to me through the test of time. And this passage of heritage has been possible only because of Religion.
    I see it as a tool to transcend information flow from generation to generation.

    You may not realise it today as a young mind, but when you grow old, you will contemplate, whatever I am, be the language i speak, the virtues i respect, the food i eat has all been transcended as a cultural heritage from my ancestors. Would it been possible without an information preservation system? Could we preseve our language, clothing style, architectural styles, artistic heritage without the ecosystem called religion?

    It’s not about God. It’s about you!

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    1. Steven says:

      Your are not the first who is wondering what it would be like to live in a world without religion. Many people tried ended up realising the importance of religion. One of the most popular examples is Karl Marx. Because of him and his ideology of communism, 33 million people died. Alas these things are not taught in schools.

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      1. Almost the same or maybe more people were killed in the name of religion throughout the history. Have you forgotten how Christians persecuted pagans? Accused innocents of witchcraft and burned them at stakes?? And what about Islamic extremists? Even Christianity has had its internal tussles between Catholics and Protestants.
        As long as there are humans, there will be conflicts. Religion and god are just tools.

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    2. I agree that religion isn’t about god, it’s about us. I also view religion and god as two different entities: I reject the idea of a creator though and I won’t give in to that belief in my later ages in fear of going to hell because of disbelief. As you can see, this little ecosystem is the primary cause of millions of deaths lately. People often tend to disown people who commit atrocities in name of religions and proclaim it has nothing to do with religion when in fact it has everything to do with it.
      That said, it can be a force for good but now religion is another capitalist venture as I see it. Tax free income, rich religious scholars, brainwashing institutions, you name it, they have it.

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    3. I’m sorry to disagree. But don’t you think it’s a bit ridiculous to see humans who created all this, are killing themselves in the name of religion?
      I agree upon the fact that some of us like to install our faith upon something or the other. It’s good. But not, if it comes with a price..
      Individuality is important, very true. But what we create as individuals should be in the limits of our individuality.
      I believe in God, yes. But I don’t believe in any religion.
      You see, there’s a difference.

      You are right when you said, “this was a part of our lives. From birth to death.”
      It’s more like injected on us.

      I don’t disagree upon the fact that 33 million people died because of the ideology of Karl Marx. But the number of people who died because of riots concerning religion and God is much more than this figure of 33 million.

      I’m sorry if I hurt you in any way. This was just my opinion. Just another thought of a young mind.
      Have a great day ahead sir.

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  4. No one is pure evil or pure good. Having both the traits is what makes us human.
    This post reminds of a web series Asur. It nicely described over there that how Religion makes a difference between sur and asur whereas both are nothing but a part of us.

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    1. Asur? Maine suna tha iske baare me. What’s it on??

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      1. Its a crime thriller, loosely based on mythology

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          1. Nope. I downloaded it but I guess its on Voot.
            If you like thriller go for it. It won’t disappoint.

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            1. I guess I’ll download it too 😂

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            2. Hahaha .much better😂

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            3. Nah.. I don’t think you will.
              😅
              Guys don’t believe him when he says that he will watch a movie.😂 Cuz there’s no way it’s possible!
              Kumbalangi nights. Remember?

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            4. Oh shut up 😂
              I’ll watch the movie soon

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            5. Yeah you will… In an uncertain future.. 😅😅😂🤣

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  5. akshita1776 says:

    I so so agree.
    These so called godmen promise a lot of things and call them MORALS.

    We are all gray
    Nothing more nothing less

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    1. And how many of us recognise this?

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      1. akshita1776 says:

        A negligible amount…and we need to change that..you are doing just that with this post

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        1. I’m trying. Not many read, Y’know.

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          1. akshita1776 says:

            You do have a lot of followers
            And a change is a change, however small it may be

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  6. “There has to be bad for good to be recognised”

    This is so Apt!

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    1. It is, Rashmi. 🙂 thank you

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  7. Wow! For once, I’m totally agreeing on this one.

    Honestly I think the problem is not religion. It’s the business of it that the so-called patrons have made it. But yeah, too much of anything is bad,isn’t it?

    (See, I do TALK)

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    1. Oh this is a rare occurrence. Anything is bad if you look at it that way.
      (Just this once)

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      1. Yep…the whole world is bad. But we gotta do what we gotta do 😂

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        1. What is it that we gotta do??

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            1. What’s it like

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            2. What’s life like?

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            3. Is that a philosophical question? Or a normal ‘Whazzup?’. Because my answer…depends

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            4. A casual question.

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            5. Okay. So it’s fine. (Yep I’m going with the traditional answer)

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            6. Ahhh don’t use that letter in online conversations….I heard a lame joke once. Which pops up every time someone uses ‘K’.

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            7. Since you have given me such a generic answer, I gave you mine.

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            8. ‘Ok’ is pretty generic. “K” on the other hand is more of the chemical variety.

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            9. Kalium, you say?

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            10. Yes. Precisely that was the joke which ruined an unsuspecting and innocent letter for me.

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            11. I don’t see what’s funny

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            12. It’s not. It’s ridiculously a pain to have it come up every damn time …believe me you don’t want to know

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            13. Well I don’t want to now that you say it

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            14. Great. I see you’ve made me worthy of trust?

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            15. Not really. I took a pass.

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  8. Religion is the most dangerous drug ever!
    Great post!!!

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    1. Omg! Is this really you???

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        1. You don’t really show up here

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          1. I’m here now!😃😄

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            1. Welcome back 😀

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            2. Oh thank you!
              But I didn’t miss your previous posts.. saved some of them.
              So you can’t say that I wasn’t here..😅😅

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            3. You read them?? 🥺🥺

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            4. I did..
              Hey ..new logo?

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            5. Logo? Nah. It’s my picture.

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            6. I see another one.

              Ughhh! What’s wrong with my app!

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            7. Try refreshing 😂

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            8. It DOESN’T WORKKKKKK!
              I still see a pink one!

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            9. Logout and login Again

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            10. I d i d t h a t 😑😬🤯

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            11. You can guess!!
              I am still seeing that pink one.. with a black something in the middle!😄
              What is it actually?🤔

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            12. Ah whatever. 😂😂

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            13. Yeah… Whatever!😏

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  9. Nawazish says:

    The last line🔥🔥🔥
    There is nothing evil nothing good. Noone is angel or devil. We are humans mixed of the two

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    1. We’re both, yes. No one’s pure evil.

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