The concept of God is cool and funny at the same time. It’s a huge business in India and a serious thing to follow. You go against or speak against it and you will have a bad rest of the year. God may or may not punish you but the people will. Religion in India is Orgasmic AF.
Spoiler Alert : Do not talk about religion in India.
Religion Meaning (Google)
One of India’s major problems is Religion and we all know it well but you may even get killed if you question the faith. Religion in India is the most trusted concept which is told in different patterns and storybooks mostly driven to achieve the same goal. These are called holy books. The stories have a lead character or a hero with superpowers (like David Blaine or Chris Angel), usually the God himself or someone sent by God. There is sometimes also a debate around what religion in India should dominate concluding to terrorism at times.
Considering the present total world population today we have around 33 million gods only for Hindus and the rest of the minor religions have their own lead characters to worship. A large number of Gods also makes Hinduism the largest religion of India We haven’t given up just yet. All religions also claim to be the oldest religion in the world.
We’re open to more additions and can worship anyone who can make us feel they’re God unlike the People are dying of hunger and there is also a good amount of food wasted in the name of marriages while that happens, but we should focus on building churches, mosques, and temples around the world with the money we have so the storybooks can be justified.
Bollywood, Cricket and Other Gods
Usually, the lead characters in the stories used to be the ones to decide what the name of the Religion and make it viral so others could follow and believe what they said. But recently, this changed when we adopted a new Religion to our kitty which was not created by India but another country but it doesn’t matter. The name of the Religion in India was Cricket as founded by the British and the lead character or the God of the Religion was felicitated to Sir Donald Bradman by them which changed to Sachin Tendulkar in India for being a genius of creating records. Just for the record, the rest of the world still calls it a Game. Ridiculous
There is another one called the Indian film industry or Bollywood who claims themselves to be actors and yet get to be the Gods in real life. For e.g. Rajnikant has temples built by people in his name at Karnataka in the south of India. They even light candles, diyas, and dance in front of the big screens on the first day of his entry in every movie. Amitabh Bachhan has a similar temple built in Kolkata and it remains open 24/7 for the devotees. There are more humans, oops, Gods that are worshiped for whom the temples weren’t only built but also demolished and I’ll do a separate article for that.
Bollywood Or Cricket – we are yet to decide which religion in India is greater.
Let’s take a step back and think about it. How did this happen and how did we let it happen. There are Atheists in the world who are confident of no existence of God. There are reliable and trustworthy personalities in the list of atheists that are firm about their decisions and hence atheism is also accepted by all religions.
I like China in this regard. Think about it. They have 5 official religions only. Any other religion is banned. So if you want to live there or are a citizen, you have to follow the religion in china or get thrown out. Those five religions are Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism. The last one by the way are Catholics but with the kind of protest being Roman Catholics, so they were named protestants. Religion names can be amended based on requirements and are very flexible. Basically, the religion of china is cool. They have no clue how many religions in India.
Looking at it in a different manner, Religion is nothing more than a law and order book. It shouldn’t be taken anything more than that. Like around a couple of thousand years ago, there were no rules, no boundaries, no roads, and most importantly no technology. Everything discovered by us was new and fragile.
There was no testing before release like we make sure we do now. There was no curiosity for the outcome and like we can imagine the amount of chaos and misunderstandings that may have taken place at the time. After a point, there would be rules that you’d have to put into practice so everyone follows and doesn’t screw up otherwise. This is how the religions in the world came into existence.
The rules were laid and called as the 10 commandments and something else by some other smart godmen during the earlier centuries. For example, the Bible calls these rules as the 7 sins. Those are pride, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, sloth, and wrath. Other religions have additional sins basically meaning the same as rebellion against God. If you do those things you’ll burn in hell when you die. Hopefully, that will scare the shit out of you.
Those rules were helping and people could see it, following made their lives easier and more secure. There were always going to be non-followers, instigators and troublemakers that wouldn’t want those laws in place. During a time where any creation or innovation and its outcome was believed to be nothing less than magic. When it comes to driving a new task, the government currently takes every effort to make sure we follow every step and its a similar drive at our offices in order to achieve our defined goals.
A few smart men decided to create a concept of Religion in India that would have all of them on their toes by laying down certain laws and regulations that had to be followed because it has come by some super natural power that created those magical outputs through innovations. If the laws were not followed or were intentionally broken, they were going to face the heat. By the way, the concept of re-incarnation and life after death etc is also a part of the crap they introduced during those years, I’ve shared my thoughts on this other article where i talk about it in details.
With time, the concepts were updated, and newer versions of those documentations were introduced with amendments in the regulations based on how people behaved. Soon, the concept of heaven and hell were also suggested based on the questions about life and death. These writers were finding newer people to tell them about the rule book and the updates on what was changed as a message from the superpower above. These people were hence accepted as the messengers of Gods and eventually even as Gods. The messages were then drained down the hierarchy of the family as suggested by the Gods which slowly became a Chinese whisper over the years and indeed more robust and stringent.
I’m not aiming at a particular religion but run your religion in the above story and you’ll know what you are learning now may not be as important 50 years later as it is today and definitely not 100 years later. That is also common sense. I come across people who want to protect their God and their religion.
What we happen to do unknowingly is pass on the same ritual/culture etc. without knowing if it is really needed or if your kids even want it. It was required when there were no laws, police, or army. We’ve come 2000 years ahead in time from where it all started and we still kill and marry based on Religion and Caste. There is no love – There is no God. If it’s not my culture|if it’s not my religion|if it’s not my caste|if it’s not my ritual – it must be wrong or the other religion is stupid.
Religion in India is also the major reason because of which the Dalits are still not appreciated and looked at as backward. We question and judge people and their upbringing on this basis. India took an additional step during those years which I can write another article of 500 words on – Caste. Seriously? Who gave us the rights to judge a human-based on Religion, Caste, Creed, or Color? Guess What? We did. Remember, those years, Regulations, Drive, and the hierarchy and then the Chinese Whisper in the family.
Its purely up-to us how this needs to be taken ahead. Its not only in our hands but in our minds – to either teach our children the importance of a higher caste vs a lower caste or the importance of humanity and may be even quantum physics. Will it be important to be Lineal or since we have only this one life, it will make more sense to just be human and help.
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