Question EverythingPosted: July 9, 2006
Those vivid images struck me.
I was pinned into my seat; trembled, as I watched the fundamentalists destroyed an ethnic group as well as their precious historical site, in a country suffered from what seemed like never-ending crusades.
The question popped out immediately in my mind:
“Are we praying to the same God?”
I don’t even want to think that we are.
Definitely, I don’t worship the same God that ‘allows’ sadistic massacre towards living beings—or even cultural heritages. I believe in God that is full of life and love; that is kind and gentle, even humorous in such a heavenly way.
If religions can no longer make this world a better place … what to stick to, then? When so-called religious people declared war in the name of their religion and started killing other living beings, polluted the air, earth, and water… what to believe, then?
Why do we try to convert those secluded tribes from being animists and dynamists into what we called ‘civilized and religious individuals’? While these ‘retarded’ tribes preserved the nature and live in harmony with mother earth; we destroyed the world simultaneously with our ‘intelligence’.
What is the meaning of religion, then?
Why do people put greater effort into forcing rituals than sincerely being humane? Why do people put greater belief in shallow translation of ancient manuscripts rather than natural kindness?
Why do people understand this world merely in black and white—while other colors are there to beautify life itself?