So young and naive was I when mother would drag my little body to the house of God, sometimes I would cry till my nose ran through endless catarrh. She would ask, “My dear child why have you decided to forsake God? Mother I haven’t forsaken him, the heart that dwells in me longs for his mercy, but the act of the world stabs me at my back” I would say. Many years have passed since that time, I am now grown up, and whenever I think of those days and now, the differences have grown worse. Over time, the one thing that kept us together has torn us apart. What preaches about love and acceptance has discriminated against others. It teaches freedom yet it dines and wines with force. The greatest fulfillment a person can have is when he kills for the sake of his religion! Bloodshed is a condemned act yet it’s the solid bedrock. It preaches giving yet it feeds on the misery of its followers. I am not an atheist, but does religion really encourages equality? There say money is root of all evil; I would say lack of money is the root of all mischief. The lack of money drives one to do the undo able. In some place of worship the only thing they preach about is, how to become rich, the only prayer point some people have is to ask for countless financial favors from God, yet why has the word poor been mentioned from the early times, does it mean that the concept of rich and poor was supposed to exist? That some are destined to suffer and be fed by the bourgeoisie?
When two people read a particular passage, they both have different ideas of that passage. Take the passage as the word of God when someone reads it, it is the way he understands it that he/she interprets it to you. This is why they have been controversies in some place of worship concerning the issue of women wearing makeup and trousers are a sin or not. The issue of taking alcoholic drink is not considered a sin, but the addiction. I do believe in God with a strong heart, I believe in his existence, but one thing I do not believe in is the existence of religion because if religion was the home to the poor, the home to the sick, the forgotten and lost, the home to the repentant why has it decided to have different denominations with views and practices confusing us daily.