During a heated discussion finally, I couldn’t resist and out it came, God’s dont need agents maybe prostitutes or businessmen do… !
The middle men are nothing but commission agents ! For me to communicate with my God I don’t need any religion, place or ‘kriya’ to determine how I need to behave or appease my God. I believe in God, I simply loathe at all religions, I refuse to follow any customs unless it seems logical to me and what seems like illlogical today might seem logical to me at some point and I might just do it. Point is there are no rules and I have my own religion with my own God. I don’t have a name for it coz if I name it I might have disciples and I don’t want any. I don’t want to preach. So for God sake stop preaching to me if I should do this or not, eat that or not or this is Blasphemy..
How hopeless does it sound that two people who love each other and want to marry cannot do so because of a effing horoscope that doesn’t ideally match, a couple of pandit’s feel the guy will die early !!! Among the parents there is one doctor and one professor and two other graduate housewives !!! The icing on the cake is, when my friends resisted and told their parents that they will marry and not give in, the parents went to seek a solution from the pandit who had the nerve to suggest a certain puja would solve the problem !! Gimme a break people ! You cannot be so naive… the Dalal will perform a pooja and the God’s will smile ???! :-O
It beats me how educated people don’t question and just keep following rituals, instructions from parents, elders, brahmins or maulvi’s. People’s thinking at times is appalling, the other day a relative of mine prompted me that I must have another child, as much as it is a personal matter and I didn’t even think he was close enough to talk about it what was most utterly shocking was the reason he wanted me to bear another child. He thought the Jain population is going down and I must play my part by bearing the minimum quota of 2 children !!!!! I was shocked that this guy an engineer was talking like this. I couldn’t even tell if he understood what he was advocating and what it meant. It seemed he feared a religious war breakout some day and was insecure about the numbers on his side ?!
Another friend of mine who is a muslim finally gave into his families wishes that his children must be instructed my a maulvi, however, he won the argument that they wouldn’t be going to a madressa but he will have a maulvi come to his house to instruct his kids. His family doesn’t feel the need but just want to do it so that they are not boycotted from the community. My friend warned the maulvi to just stick to teaching Islam and not grill any of the hate stories in his child’s mind.
At most times I wonder how do religions help !? Apart from separating people and feeding the Pandit’s/Maulvi’s/Priests what objectives do they achieve ? How can a book written about 2000 or more years back be followed today as well !? I always think whilst time went on, religions didn’t evolve at all. Some lecherous so called protectors or spreader’s of God’s word have used them to their advantage only.
What I most of all hate is whilst you are following your belief’s let me follow mine and don’t try to thopofy your belief’s on me… The mere fact that people need to spread their thinking and market them makes me feel religion is as useless as it can get.
I must once again repeat, I believe in my God just that my God doesn’t preach any religion to me !