I guess it’s class 6th History book which mention that people in olden days didn’t understand simple phenomena such as lightning and droughts. Since we needed an explanation, Humans came up with some supernatural entity. This supernatural entity was named God and it served as a pretty good explanation for most of the things
But then science developed, people started to find actual reasons for the phenomenons and everything became crystal clear. Start of universe was theorized. All phenomena were explained and there was nothing left that science could not explain.
Religion is something that’s not your choice but it is just stamped upon you on your birth. Fear is induced in your mind and you spend your life intimidated by something non-existent. If you break free of it, you will feel more relaxed and won’t have to worry about bullshit restrictions imposed upon you.
What is my story
See, I was a firm believer of God until class 5th. I used to pray everyday, thinking God will help me, and you know some random things I asked for did happen, I was a stupid happy kid. And then it didn’t. When I needed it the most, God had disappeared. What about all those countless wishes I asked him. If you ask your elders, they will say something along these lines
Yeahhh, those excuses worked before, not now. Now I have started to think. Let’s focus on second point, the other three points are just bullshit. If God only helps those who help themselves, then why does that person need God. Let’s say, God removes those unnecessary hurdles from our way. There are again two ways:
One of the biggest argument I get is, ‘How can World be so perfect, if it has not been made by some supernatural entity’. I will give you two answers
That’s how evolution works, if something cannot exist in current conditions, it dies and we find traces of it in the fossils. Eg: Homo Naledi. Earth formed 4.5 billion years ago, it’s not that our world is perfect, there have been a lot of killings,death, extinction events, lots of changes and we are finally at a point where everything is existing in harmony. If it didn’t, well, I wouldn’t have been writing this blog. I hope that clears it.
Do I hate religion, if so why?
Yes, I hate religion. I think religion creates more problems than it solves.
Do I like some aspects of religion?
People these days need hope, they need hope to survive or they will go mad. So yeah in these things, religion rocks.
What about superstitions?
All kinds of superstitions that come with religion such as, You shouldn’t wash hair on Thursday because your brother will die or The mass cultural delusion that the planet’s apparent position relative to sun at the time of birth somehow affects your life such as all those Shani, Rahu and Manglik shit is pure bullshit. I have seen most of the girls wearing a black hairband on their hands, I don’t know for what, maybe for some nazar raksha bullshit and it irritates the hell out of me.
I don’t like the excuses people give, such as parents will feel bad and stuff. I know you love your parents but guys this is your life, they are gonna die one day. Why live in restrictions imposed by anyone. YOLO
End of the day, I feel religion is just to keep people in fear and control and thus I don’t like it. I don’t have any grudge against religious people but I do consider myself above them. I don’t believe in all those traditions and stuff, so I am a free bird. If religious people don’t use religion to justify violence, it’s fine with me. Do whatever you feel like.
I will finish this piece with this tweet by Sonu Nigam
I have no religion. I follow my own religion choosing the best from everywhere. Those who understand, know; Those who don’t, my condolences.