Is Humanity Dead?
We are just into the fourth month of the year and the world has already witnessed several cases of barbarism. Coming on the footsteps of the recent oppression and migration of Muslim Rohingya people in Myanmar at the hands of the Buddhist majority, the attack on mosques in New Zealand and the blowing up of Christians at their places of worship in Sri Lanka, the developing trend of religious intolerance has shook the world. It is time to seriously think where things have gone wrong. It is time to carry out deep soul-searching and ask if humanity is dead.
The world currently has hundreds of distinct religions in existence. The problem begins when each religion believes that it is the one true religion and has the sole authority of the divine. This belief in the one true religion has been the cause of conflict the world over. Religion has been misguidedly used for death and destruction.
Religious tolerance has been in existence for centuries and this is an undisputed fact. In India which has a history spreading over several centuries, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Jewish, Muslims and Christians have co-existed peacefully for decades on end. Such has been the case in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa and several countries also.
While secularism has gradually seeped into some countries such as in the world’s largest democracy India which guarantees religious tolerance, the problem begins when religion gets used for political gains or for grabbing onto power. Misuse of this power against others who do not follow the religion of the major political party usually controlled by bigots, leads to hatred building up and grounds for retaliations. Such retaliations whether by an individual or by groups result in unwanted death and destruction. These barbaric acts get labelled as terrorism. Terrorists have a mindset believing what they do is correct.
It is essential that the development of such forms of hatred be controlled both at the grassroots level and at the state level. But when in a major secular country which is also the world’s largest democracy, Muslims get lynched on just rumors that a cow was slaughtered by him, seeds of hatred get sown. Added to this, when a Muslim gets branded with the symbol “Om” which means God in Hinduism, with a hot iron by jail authorities inside a prison for refusing to convert to Hinduism, it simply fuels the fires of revenge.
Such brutal acts of branding humans with hot irons spell the death of humanity.
But on the positive side, steps are being taken by many governments to save humanity form total destruction. Hatred and terrorism are being tackled on a worldwide level. Recently, a minister got sacked in Pakistan for his speech spewing hatred against Hindus. New Zealand’s prime minister attracted world headlines for her bold steps when mosques were attacked in her country. In the US where anti-Muslim and anti-Semitism are on the rise, laws exist with immediate actions taken against spread of such feelings.
All major religions of the world speak of love and collectivity and humanity. The RigVeda of the Hindus says, ‘No one is superior or inferior; all are brothers; all should strive for the interest of all and progress collectively.’ Buddhists are taught, “Hurt none by word or deed and be consistent in your well-being.” The Torah reminds us, “Deeds of love are worth as much as all the commandments of the law.” Christians are “Bound to love one another as I have loved you.” And the followers of Islam are taught, “Whosoever kills an innocent human being, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and whosoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he has saved the life of all mankind.”
With all major religions in unison on love and peaceful co-existence, humans and humanity will continue to live on and soon we shall see peace on earth.
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Dan, Thanks for the purity of your info. Great ....... I appreciate truth .....
The people who try to spread hate on this site won't answer your input ........
Pio, Good effort to spare such a full hr from your idle day.
Although none had read it till today .....
Reject pure hate even if it is by anybody who is hateful or a cruel heart ......
A very good article by Achhabachha ....Many people are trying to discourage you ..as they want to keep their house clean because the fire is in the neighbours house (eg: They dont care if the rohingyans are burnt to death )..These people will protest only if their child is burnt ot death, their mother is raped, their daughter is disrobed and son killed with gun shots...The silence is a big problem...
If you dont stop a fire in a neighbourhood house, the fire is going to catch your house and when that happens the life of your beloved will not be in control.
Let us all unite together to make this world a better place.
All religions are interconnected...For example Brahma of Hinduism is the Abraham of Chistianity is the Ibrahim of Muslims...Manuh of the Hindus is the Nuh of the Muslims and Noah of the Christians....Sara of the Christians is the Sara of the Muslims and Sara-swati of the Hindus...
We never existed before 100 years nor will exist after 100 We have no time to waste time in vain talks and disputes, indulging in luxury. But help the poor and do good to your parents. Allah says in Quran that he is not the God of Muslims only, but all Non Muslims, all that exists, existed and will exist. Quran is from God and God's Intelligence, not written by Muhammed (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon our Beloved Prophet). The prophet was sent as a mercy to mankind. God wants to tell man certain secrets in the Quran. Be thankful to God, He gave you free, the air you breathe, the water you drink, fruits and vegetables, most importantly your Life. So glorified is your God from the partners you associate him with. To God belongs the Heavens and the Earth. Your life is a continuos exam until you meet your Creator . The glitterings of this world can harm you. People reject God but can they escape Death. Dont forget you are nearing your grave every second. Pray before you are prayed upon.
Spelling mistake, sorry should read as story
Sad, just read the sorry here below
Feel there is more to it, reading the last line "Undertrial Shabbir faces charges under the Arms Act, as country made weapons had been found in his possession."
Humanity has never existed. The human history is a record of crimes and cruelty, and the so-called 'leaders' were the ones who were the most inhumane.
dingding: Who is that active "Programmer?" You should spell it out. Please improve my knowledge.
an active "Programmer" who want to defame Islam by any means is behind all these events.
Britonie, Molten Metal, Delicate are one and the same people posting under different names. Molten did not comment under her name but has posted under the name of Britonie. Of course, there are reasons why she has avoided posting under her name Molten Metal.
Here is my advice to all of you: Read, read, read the post. Try, try and try to understand what the post says. If you fail to understand, join a school. Start at the nursery level and get yourself educated.
My post is far above your level of comprehension. It has nothing to do with "dirty politics" or "hate".
When a MUSLIM gets BRANDED on his back with the Hindu sign "Om" with a HOT IRON simply because he is a MUSLIM and refuses to convert to Hinduism, where is the humanity you are talking about? Where in today's world do humans get BRANDED with HOT IRON simply because of him being a MUSLIM? Ask the people who have carried out this inhuman BARBARIC act. My heart bled when I came across this act having taken place. It reflects the level of hatred that has developed in this world against humans and especially against MUSLIMS.
Go bury your face in the sands with shame Britonie, Delicate --- and all the likes of you.
@aacchhaabaachhaah, no place for a guy like u, don't spoil this site, go away, go away.
stop hate at ql @ ashsha.
what is ur situation today ? if u r a human ......
Do not try to spread dirty politics here at ql. go away at once .