Saturday, September 28, 2002

ISSUES ON MAY BE - THEOLOGY IN GENERAL

THIS IS WHAT ONE OF MY FRIENDS ABHINAVA CHAUDURI (shaon) HAD WRITTEN IN RESPONSE TO ONE OF MY ARTICLES IN THIS BLOG
I PRESENT THE CONTENTS OF HIS MAIL VERBATIM - OF COURSE MY WAY OF SEEING THINGS COMES AFTER THAT.

Why do Humans Kill Humans?

Good question,it seems you are a little confused.

let me help you out

a) Money :- Because money has become the soul need of 20th century
civilization

b) Power :- It comes with money, but in this ever growing population
of the world,it is hard enough for some one to reach the top, and so he
will try stay at the top as long as possible. And others will try to
depose him.

c) Religion :- Now, Now a very interesting point to be raised in the
lieu of recent events. Well, lets take India as an Case Study.

c1. From about the 6th and 7th century hardcore caste systems were in
place- caused deprivation of basic amenities to a lot of people - hence
violates all basic human rights- cause of a lot of anger

c2. Around the 15th ,16th century some idiot brahmin the so called
upper caste, decided that if you go outside India causes Dharma Bhrashti-
a major cause for no exploration ans reduction of trade and hence no
exchange of ideas with outer world-hence turns out by end of 19th century
we are 100 years behind the world science and technology

c3. Also during same period Muslims came in with thier chatri
fundamentalist view point causin g the nation to fractured into Hindu and
Muslim Kingdoms- Hence caused disunity and ultimately to the colonization of
India

c4. Cause for partion with help from religious fundamentalists - both
sides.still a barrier for progress dur to narrow views on women's
rights and other factors.

c5. cause for riots which retard our economy by 5 to 6 years


After a through analysis of the above facts, and a touch of
optimization we come to the the conclusion religion is THE factor against our
progress. Here in the 21st century were we talk about supersonic cars,
colonies on Mars etc, we Indians are still bothered with the pathetic
things like religion.

The only religions we should be concerned about is
Humanity and Knowledge(Scientific and Technological)

Ultimately it is so as long as there is this craze for spremacy,
people will keep on killing people.





MY WAY OF SEEING THINGS

As shaon said The only religions we should be concerned about is
Humanity and Knowledge(Scientific and Technological)


The first of these (humanity) is what Religion tries to codify and make easy for people who do not /cannot understand.
Only as I mentioned it has been wholly misinterpreted and true it causes a lot of violence - but that way you cannot blame the concept because it is being misused. Note every object on this earth can be misused and that includes religion. Also we should not confuse up religion with racism and racial discrimination.
Religion is the last thing that can be an impediment to progress. Without religion the whole human balance ( as you are getting to see one aspect in the US already - the family concept is already defunct ) will be lost and things would become mechanical and dry (the animal mentality - dog eat dog scenario) if you leave everything to technology alone.. It(technology) is only the means and not the goal. Without Religion and Faith ( as Rick pointed out in an artcle on the movie Signs) the social structure and human edifice would crumble. War, greed, money, national borders etc are the causes of regression and in not religion. The study of religion and theology would indicate that religions came up for providing a yardstick by which to differentiate good from bad. If we as a nation succeed in the future it would be because of our spiritual and social integrity which I have no hesitation to mention heavily rests on the concept of religion. Knowledge (wisdom and scientific and techological prowess( IT lately)) true has and will always be a part of us Indians.

Further views/rebuttals may be found expressed in the Banglog Blog - http://banglog.blogspot.com/

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