sandinmytoes
1421892711420701
Loading...

It's not about religion...it's human nature

I have realised that most wars and clashes are not really about religion, they are about an inherent part of human nature to discriminate. Take places like Iraq, Palestine and Kashmir - where people of the same religion are at each other's necks. Islam, one of the most misunderstood religions of the world, is stricken by infighting as well. Instead of at least maintaining the identity of a single religion, it is divided into so many sects. The same was witnessed in the 19th century by Christianity. The breaking up of this religion into sects too was not without its share of bloodshed.

I am sure that if we found a solution to religious differences, we would easily come up with a thousand other reasons to fight - colour, caste, language and choice of music band. There is an unbelievably evil aspect of humanity which rears its head ever so often. It's hard to believe the kind of atrocities that are committed in times of war - as if they are an excuse to behave in an inhuman manner. Take the Gujarat riots in India, the Iraqi war or the Israel-Palestine clashes - they all speak of the same despicable horror which makes you want to give up in humanity altogether.

Though we will never to be able to find a solution to war, I think it is nature's design. An extension of the 'survival of the fittest' if you will. Homo sapiens will probably destroy themselves, making way for a more tolerant species or maybe humans will destroy the earth altogether.
Society 8383740308693329363

Post a Comment Comment via Blogger Comment via Disqus

2 comments

Sneha said...

Have you heard Marilyn Manson's Sweet Dreams?
....Some of them want to use you.
Some of them want to get used by you.
Some of them want to abuse you.
Some of them want to be abused.....

Its not about religion, its about the strong oppressing the weak...survival of the fittest indeed

Consumer said...

Here is the complete song, titled Sweet Dreams by a band calle Eyrythmics:

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

I wanna use you and abuse you
I wanna know what's inside you
(Whispering) Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up, movin' on
Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up, movin' on
Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up, movin' on
Movin' on!

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

I'm gonna use you and abuse you
I'm gonna know what's inside
Gonna use you and abuse you
I'm gonna know what's inside you

My take on this would be, what is there was no religion? Maybe the atheists around us are on to something we miss? Having said that, I must say that the fact that some of the world's most famous atheists have been remarkable killers goes against them... Hitler, Stalin, cannibals....

rgds

Tell me what you think about this post!

emo-but-icon

Home item

All Published Posts

Contact Tarana @ Sand In My Toes

Name

Email *

Message *

Get parenting tips & craft ideas in your inbox!

Subscribe to:

Popular this week

Recent Posts

Proud Member

Kid Blogger Network on Pinterest: crafts, activities and more from babies to big kids!