Caution:This post has been solely written to analyze religion in a scientific/analytic way. Here a religion is considered as an idea. Religious fanatics PLEASE stay away.
It is very important for any person in search of the truth to eradicate all the myths which surround the ever accepting mind. If doubt shatters ur belief..Do not read further.
History is always written by the winners. What I feel is really true every time..Is religion is also written by the victorious kings.
I was watching the other day, one of the good movies which our Hindi industry has managed to produce. The movie was Guide. There was this particular dialogue..Which is a conversation between the saint and the interviewer..
Q:Does the religion stand any chance in the ever so technological world??
A:All sciences end in religion.
(Paraphrased from the movie)
It made wonder how philosophy,story,rituals,wisdom,poetry,art ,medicine,dance ...have all been amalgamated to a huge mass called religion. As a constant critic of the so called sureties of religion, I decided to read all religious books not with devotion but with the eye of analysis and scientific logic.
But few things do not make sense ..If people just pay a little attention to minor details, you understand that most of the major religions have the same theme.
Hinduism was introduced basically by the Aryans who themselves were not from India .The exact location is not known. But they were from the Mediterranean side.Thats one of the reasons why Hitler put a Swastika symbol as one of his official trademarks. They consider themselves superior to other races. One of the primary reasons why fair and lovely people earn so much money is because of this one conquest.
Aryans were the fair kind. If you read the Vedas. And mostly all of them address the priests or the learned "Brahman" as the "fair one”. The natives of India, who were the darker race, were treated as the lowest caste. A good slang in ancient India would be to address any one as dark. The funniest thing is it still works today.
The natives also have left their mark on India. The bindi is a product of the tribal cultures of the ancient north India.
Religion in the olden days was like how politics is in these days. Corrupted..YES!!!
India has been a cradle for Native religions(which have been successfully crushed by Hinduism),Hinduism,Jainism,Buddhism and Sikh religion. All religions promote the idea of peace and the idea of enlightment.The trouble comes when instead of these goals, the easier path of ritual is followed. The under lying philosophy is ignored.
Most of us consider that religion is perfect and we all know that any work of human is full of imperfections .Why the so called higher ideal from an idea??LAziness,no wrong answer..Comfort.We dont want to shake the stagnation in our mind.
How come in most of the major religions a woman is considered as an inferior being who has no position of respect??
Hinduism has lot of goddesses but in reality we do not have a female preist.When the goddesses herself is pure how come the female form of her creation be impure.
Male chauvinistic propaganda. It exists ..even in ancient times.
The philosophy of union i.e of Shiva and Parvati..the symbol of creation and destruction is never been told by any of the priests. The symbolism is never revealed to young minds.
Matter can be created nor destroyed..everything is a dance.. a leela..