What Is Your Religion?
October 11, 2015 1 Comment
‘You want to tell me something?’
‘Yes…I must confess, I’m not religious.’
‘That’s not unusual.’
‘So much disease, deprivation, hate, chicanery, crime, and wars… killing innocents all around.
Not sure if anyone is in charge here. This cannot be god’s – if there’s one – creation. I don’t believe in god, worship or prayer.’
‘You’ve a point.’
‘I don’t believe in karma and rebirth…and, in swarga (heaven), narak (hell) or moksha (eternal salvation). Life is here and now. Who has seen after-life?’
‘So much you don’t believe in. You believe in anything…anything at all?’
‘Not sure if I do. With so much suffering, inequities…’
‘Alright – is there anything you want to believe in?’
‘Well, if you put it that way…in goodness of man, perhaps, whatever is left.’
‘That’s here, not other-worldly and a good enough religion to go after, my friend.’