In light of the Charlie Hebdo shooting (Jan 2015) where the assassins proclaimed they did it to avenge the Prophet, we have to bring the issue about religion and it’s role in our society again.
An already polarized world became more entangled in this religious fanaticism where three fractions seem to take the stage to get ready for a fight. Christians and associates, Muslims and associates and non Religious people and other groups that don’t follow any specific god or philosophy.
For the purpose of this writing I am going to live only 2 groups: Muslims and Christians and their respective affiliates and the non religious people.
The Non-Religious people Believes
The no religious group has established their beliefs in science and moral facts adherents a to our human condition. We have accepted the moral values of the human society such as “You shall no Kill” or “You Shall no Steal” . We are not waiting for some mysterious God to tell us that killing or stealing are bad. We, trough the study of human behavior have concluded that inside our human genome there are some values that we have to respect and live accordingly so we can function as a pac or social group, whatever you choose to call it. We have organized on groups, languages, colors and sex for the sole purpose of knowing what we are and find our place in this planet. The machinery that all this has implemented is far from perfect but make live livable just like the life of the zebras or the geese… Just life based on pure instinct but live any way.
We believe that the universe is infinite (or at least unreachable for humans now), that the universe has an order and as much as we are incapable to understand all the laws of physics that govern the space we respect that fact that they are there and behave in harmony one day after another. We have agreed that the chaos in the universe means just a cause and effect of things we don’t know yet or are beyond the reach of our human understanding since to get to the bottom of that barrel would mean to die or come out with technology that hasn’t been discovered yet.
All those things are out there for everybody to get a grasp off for free. Nobody is asking you to believe that the planet earth moves around the sun, it is a fact, but if you have decided that is is not ot that is is some kind of conspiracy theory, go ahead, nobody is going to come to you and put a gun in your head and ask you to believe or understand that. After all, it is in our human nature to discover things and put them out there for the future generations. Humans made drawings of the nomadic lifestyle, their people, the sky and events that happened over there and were beyond their comprehension , hopping that one day the future generation would see them and add to them in the encyclopedia of life and science.
The Religious People Believes
On the other hand we have the people who’s more everlasting memory comes from the time when their God created them. In the name of that creator they have done things that we humans never thought possible. They have exterminated other groups not because they were hungry or because they coveted their land or their treasures, but because their god told them to do so for no reason other than the fact that they didn’t share their same believes.
if we have to name the atrocities that have been committed in the name of God we would have to make a list too long for the scope of the present writing. But let’s not blind ourselves pretending that all those things didn’t happen. Looting, murder, rape, slavery, torture and more had happen because one God “ask” them to do it on its name.
Beyond of all the claims related to the creation people have ignored blunt statements that fall into the irrational but have been justified to preserve the integrity of their book. One example could be in the bible when it claims God stopped the sun in the middle of the day and it didn’t moved for 24 hours. There some other inconsistencies that they have decided to ignore and have gone trough great length to make their book square.
… to be continued