Religions Around The World Essay, Research Paper
I’ve come to the realization that if people would let go of their fear and worry about the unknown and what is strange to us that we would realize that most religions were created by ancient, un-evolved minds as a way to answer unanswerable questions as to why mankind exists, and to subjugate the masses through fear and guilt. If people would stop dying for conformity and for one second sit back and look at all of the problems religion has caused, we might actually get somewhere without some ancient book governing our lives. Perhaps then we could begin to accept each other as individuals — not Americans, Russians, Catholics, Muslims, Mormons, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews or whatever. Possibly then we would lose some of the fear that we have of strangers.
Granted, religions help a lot of people feel more secure and safe in the world. They also create dogmatism, fanaticism, hatred, and violence. Religion physically harms people, but it doesn’t physically help people. Countless assassinations have been linked to religion. The bombings in Ireland that kill and dismember innocent women and children, and terrorist killings’ everyday in the Middle East, are all based on the separations of religion. If this is “God’s” will . . . then I’ve come to the conclusion that God is one scary dude. Each geographical area in the world has it’s own culture, it’s own Gods, it’s own version of how they see the world. Each of these, by their nature, is incompatible with their neighbors because they’re so different.
Why do we have to create these separations? Imagine what could be accomplished with a united human race, one nation working for the common good. A complete global-community working together. If another race of ‘beings’ ever happen to visit earth they will all be on the same team, they’ll have the same shiny silver uniforms and they’ll have put aside their separations and put all their knowledge and energy together. They won’t have wasted their resources trying to blow each other up over petty differences and archaic writings.
The younger generation must disavow the divisions of religion and nationalism that have plagued our ancestors with war and ethnic violence for centuries. Only through peaceful cooperation of all people can every mouth be fed and the march toward Utopia be initiated. One People = True Democracy. It is not the attainment of perfection that is important – Just the pursuit of it. Either that or we could just sit back and let it all go to hell, as the religion’s state. It’s up to you, me, and us. The idea that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and politics. We regard each other only as members of a society either allied with us or against us. There seems to be two teams on this planet: The smart and the stupid. You can classify the human race under the stupid category, and hopefully somebody will decide to cross the line and join the other team for once.
That’s all I have to say, and I know some of you don’t care what happens to the human race. I don’t care if you care, but I do care if you listen and broaden your knowledge to some of the theories out there, like mine. Not everyone has to fit into the same mold. If even one of you takes a second and thinks about this, then my job is done and I know that this is not a complete waste of time.
Live every day like it is your last and your life will be filled with joy.