We live in a world full of religious dogmas. A young adult fears to take a stand and express his/her opinions on religion or religious beliefs. Why does one have to fear about something that is their right? This fear arises when we read news stating-“Man arrested in fatal stabbing after argument over ‘religious views’.” Why can’t people express their views without the fear of being hit or worse killed?
We fight over things that we don’t even completely understand. There is a huge difference between believing in a religion and following that religion blindly, although the two are separated by a very thin line.
Only a few of us try to understand what is preached in-depth. Even then, they may not fully understand and follow something completely different.
Most of us prefer being spoonfed. Thus, resulting in blind following. If the preacher says eat, they eat. If the preacher says nothing is superior than this then, nothing is superior than this.
Have we lost our power to think?
The things written down in the religious texts may have been for the betterment of people during that time, but views and mindset are to be amended with time. The condition of the world today is very different than it was thousands of years ago.
Many of the things have stuck with us like the gum on my shoe. Both unwanted.
Patriarchal paradigm still exists. We are making progress in leveling the structure of the society. It may take hundreds of years from now, but we won’t give up.
If the Earth was ‘Animal Farm’, I would want to be Benjamin( with a voice to lead) in the world full of Boxers.
– Soñador, A Dreamer.