Religious Disparity
27 September, 2012
Religious Disparity

I will not beat around the bush too long and too hard, and pitch in with a straight question: Is it good or bad that the Humankind is broken up into so many different religious groups – bigger and smaller? I wish I had the answer that would be as straight as this question is, but alas . . .  I am not sure anybody can answer this weirdish question with ease.

Nor would anybody do even if they could. Dangerous

to play with fire, isn’t it? I know I might get a couple of fingers burnt for having poked my curious nose into the no-go burning turf, but I think it’s just about time to ring some forbidden bells until it is too late. The Humanity is in trouble, Period! And one of the most deafeningly pronounced features of the long human history is an eternally raging gory conflict between the feuding religious groups. Axiomatically, the world is interesting and attractive thanks to its versatility and its presumable freedom to administer cult according to the believers’ faith and feelings. I am not arguing the beauty and practicality of the monotheistic world. What I am daring to doubt is the necessity and goodness of the world which believes that there is one God and still wants to worship in so many different ways. That might have been unquestionably acceptable if the religiously grouped individuals had enough tolerance for one another and were not so terribly eager to spill each others’ valuable blood so profusely and ferociously. Just imagine how many human lives would have been saved throughout history had man wanted to believe in God and used only one good way to worship. The bloody religious argument continues into the 21st century and the disagreement between the peoples of various beliefs keeps taking the lives of the disgusting number of people all over the world. And there is no end to this perennial conflict. And there will never be as it seems right now. The extant human spiritual and intellectual resource is probably not enough to think better. The hatred between the religiously charged crowds seems to be insurmountable. We are simply not capable of being above this plague because that’s the way we are made. One faith against the other in the ceaseless life-or-death contradiction – this is the anathema singularly declared on us the humans by the Almighty; this is the curse which we seem incapable of getting rid of. Example? Am I asked to come up with an example? Let us recollect the Medieval crusades! Let us just refresh the memory for the bygone catholic-protestant blood-thirsty grudge! Let us look at what is happening between Christians, Muslims and Jews on permanent basis, and have a quick glance at the level of animosity, biblically and historically rooted in their hearts and minds! Let us go back to recent religiously motivated African massacres! Isn’t then the issue becoming as clear as daylight? This is not only enraging and scary. This makes the blood of the reasonable part of the mankind boil beyond the point of patience. This has to be ended, but we can’t! And we will not have enough will or means for ending it. And we will always live with this as if there is nothing wrong in taking the crap for granted. This is the case when disparity is working with a tragically negative consequence. Then, why be different if difference kills?

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