I am sure many of you might have watched Bill Maher’s Religulous. , a documentary covering the idiosyncrasies of various religions and the so called messiahs around the world . My friend Saumya had written a very nice blog on this topic , where she talked mostly about Hindu religion and how it is very rarely questioned.
Having a religious belief is not the problem, in fact, for some people ,it brings peace and hope during hardships.I am not against religious belief but rather the blind faith that one has in religion.Following the same set of rules , without understanding the concept or reasoning behind it.We have seen in so many movies where people start having seizures , when apparently they are supposed to be bestowed with God’s power. The reasoning- It happens because of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy that occurs in hyper religious people. Yes, believe it or not, brain is one of the most amazing organs that any being has ever had. When I was in Trichy, our house was on the way to a Durga temple and I have seen animal sacrifices made right in front of our house.We left that house totally disgusted. These things are still going on and no one to stop them.
Why am I talking about religion? An incident has been brewing slowly in Minnesota within the past few days. I am sure many of you would have read it, as it has gained national momentum from yesterday. One family in Minnesota refused to treat their son, who is suffering from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma citing religion as an excuse. The Hausers are “traditional catholics,” according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, but the crux of their defense is their membership in the Nemenhah , which is some stupid organization for white folks who are wannabe native americans. Here is a link. Couple of days back, the court ruled against the parents ,forcing them to treat the boy. Father succumbed & agreed and the mother fled with the boy. The search is ongoing..Now, how sickening is that. In fact, Hodgkins’ lymphoma has one of the highest cure rates among different types of cancers.
All in the name of religion and faith.If religion can kill an innocent 14 year old boy, then I shun it. I hope the boy is found and treated.This is indeed the height of religulous.
Such evil deeds could religion prompt
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.