(Claimer : The writings in this article are entirely mine. The views & counterviews presented in the article are my own. I have a clear intention to offend anyone who considers himself, or herself, religious just because they’ve been following the instructions laid down by their parents and society and have not taken any initiative towards knowing & understanding the positive & negative aspects of religion.)
Of God, the Devil & the Humans, we have really good scientific evidence for the existence of only humans. There are good humans & the bad humans. Religious extremists, however, see bad humans as the work of Devil, and a larger number of good humans, not so extreme in their views, claim to see in nature the evidence of intelligent design by God.
With God comes religion and every religion around the world tells humans to follow itself so that a human being can attain a seat up in heaven after dying. I ponder if every religion guarantees heaven, then it must be the choice of an individual to follow any religion. Religion cannot be forced on anyone. It has to be accepted by an individual himself. If my father is a Sikh, it doesn’t mean that I am bound to be a Sikh all my life! Religion is not something to be inherited, it is something to be discovered. Continue reading