Questions galore, answers zilch. This is the situation I always face when I have queries about religion. Either my questions are brushed off as immature or trivial or in extreme cases blasphemous. What is it that propels one towards religion? Is it genuine faith, a sense of spirituality and divinity or plain fear? What I have observed in recent times and my personal experience is that it is FEAR plain and simple that pushes one towards religion. What else could explain the mass hysteria that religion garners? Ideally shouldn’t religion be a private matter to be practised within the four walls of our home rather than bringing it out on the roads? Why have we made our Gods so cheap?
I believe religion should evolve over time. When a religion is introduced or born it is according to the requirements of that time and era. As time passes and changes occur, shouldn’t religion also make those changes? Is what was relevant centuries ago, relevant today? Wouldn’t religion find more takers if it was rooted in contemporary reality rather than antiquated beliefs and rituals? Evolved religion may be able to achieve what stagnated religious beliefs have failed to do so; religion may actually be able to unite people of the world instead of creating discord and disharmony. Food for thought?