Using Hinduism or Islam as a badge of cultural identity rather than acting from the tenets of humanism has sown seeds of bigotry and hate in us. We misguided look at the past for golden age to prototype our utopia of the future. Faith dilutes the ratioanl thinking of the people and destruction of Babri Masjid was one shameful incident of independent India based on such blind faith.
Under the evil ideology, people lose humanity & descend into organized homicidal insane savagery. I sum up religious glorification concept in this line. One has to unsubscribe to ours polite cultural belief of respecting religions. There is circle of violence in the name of religion going on and there is no pin point for me to mark origin point. Sometimes we evaluate history using contemporary reasoning and perhaps misrepresent the events in our minds. But, the overall look on the development of religion as institutions will help in seeing the corrosion of its principles. Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
Repetition, a lack of awareness around sound practices and varying degree of commitment inevitably creates different rate of success. We don't have to go for entire cycle of suffering before we look for relief. Crisis gives chance to innovate and make a society to seek and make a fundamental changes in its thinking and policies. There is always an alternative route to the social justice that is more sustainable than the other societies chose. Reforms require key controversial steps but without compassion and love, all the efforts will go in the vain. This judicial verdict is the moment in our history that will shape up the future of this secular country.
There is a fear of reasoning in faith issues as it is the fear of hearing two voices in our head while to submit blindly to the authority for protection is easy. Understanding gives us more reason to co exist together than to falsely pretend of respecting each other. Unity in diversity has to be the principle of those who genuinely wish to build a country of variety of languages, cultures and beliefs. Only a society that tolerant opinions and attitude different from its own will be able to create an where people of diverse traditions and aspirations can breathe freely in an atmosphere of mutual trust and understanding. We have to give way to love and reasoning than to go for easy labels, stereotyping and violence. Stereotyping have to go away otherwise how much I raise the voice, it will be dismissed as pseudo secular and veiled middle class and upper caste opinion rather than a sound view of citizen.
The ability to empathize is directly is to put yourself in the place of another through consciousness and share the sadness and joy of fellow human. This random virtue will pull you in the category of revolutionary. I am a revolutionary due to my love to deadly truths than noble lies. In the words of Che Guevara - “Above all, try always to be able to feel deeply any injustice committed against any person in any part of the world. It is the most beautiful quality of a revolutionary.”
Today, Indians think as partisans, not citizens. Today Ayodhya verdict will be delivered by the judiciary. I don't know future of the nation, but it heavily depends on our reactions and wisdom. We have to be right than righteous in shaping our attitudes towards each other. We all want the world to be free from the conflict and wars haunting us from nomadic times. Let the peace prevails...
"For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights." -B. R. Ambedkar
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