Why do we take religion so seriously?
I am an atheist. I don’t believe in any particular religion or community. For me, there’s only one religion; ethics. I have my own set of rules and regulations that I follow to live my life. I believe in karma.
When a baby is born, he is named and labeled to a particular religion. He is taught communal difference of this world; the Do’s and don’ts. The difference between heaven and hell, good and evil, angel and demon. That’s merely an illusion of our human psychology; I believe.
It started when I was born,
Criticism of religion at once.
I am just a child of lord;
From birth, I was taught my ethics,
Thou I never understood the maze.
Questions were always on my tongue,
Biting my mind to never run.
Yes I know from where my roots are sown;
Thou I am taught the incarnation of names.
And ancestors who wrote Vedas to live with rules.
Yet my mind is racing to understand that cross…
No one answered me except to follow the path,
Restrictions are enforced to remind me where I am from,
But I still ask; what are those wars going in your heart?
God made heaven and earth, so he made you.
I ask you why is this different?
I am told if I do good karma, I will go to heaven;
It is a lethal lie,
Because the world is creation.
Am I a killer of my own ethics;
If I just ask you the history of cross and moon?
I don’t think so.
Because he never created any of this names.
Then why have we labeled his creation?
Oh universe here I am
May this world rest in peace,
May each one understand –
He never created any names.
This is my message to you
It doesn’t matter if you are black or white
Believer or non-believer,
You may go to heaven or hell,
He doesn’t rely on names we give to our demons.
Follow your divinity and soul
He lies within you
We are just material body
To experience this heaven(earth) created by him.
If I die young bury me beneath
A meadow; he gifted me a body
That will rot in this earth
Because I am an immortal soul.
This is all lie I say
Because I fear what demons say –
Of being a sinner and getting crucified
But somewhere I know I am right
Here I am
Saying the truth.
Yet some of you hate reality;
But a part of me believes;
That is what humans are sacrificed for.
– Pankti Shukla
Great Greek and Roman philosopher have preached and written their thesis which is followed even now. What does philosophy in the literal sense mean? It means “love of wisdom”. Then why our human philosophies are so orthodox which doesn’t allow raising questions. And if you do have unorthodox opinions you are an outcast. Religion is whats causing a war in Syria, Racism against color and mercilessly killing off humankind.
Our demeanor towards our ethics determines our rectitude. I am not against any particular theology. My only mere grievance is let Humanism evolve. Let’s just stop judging a person on the grounds of this sophisticated rules and regulation that blindfold us. A cosmopolitan philosophy is far much peaceful than prejudiced one.
As a human being, you choose your own religion, believes and mortality. Be a theoretician of your own life.
Our world needs a linguistic ideology.