Converting to other religion

People are free to practice any religion of their choice. People are born in a religion. They live their life as per the teachings of their born religion. Some people change their religion for some reason or reasons.


I have always wondered why people change their born faith and what is that which gets changed in this exercise? Do people stop believing in God? Do they believe that they will get a better life in their new religion, both socially and economically? Most of the conversions in independent India are claimed to have happened blaming the born religion. But for many years a demand is being made in India, that those dalits and tribals who converted to Budhism long back should be given reservation as they have remained socially and economically backward. If it is true then they have abandoned their born religion for nothing. Their new religion could not give them better life which they believed they will get or were made to believe. Had they not converted to Buddhism, they would have got all benefits of reservation and would also have been true to their born religion.

I am a believer that one should not change his or her born religion. A person is born in a faith and should die in the same faith. This is the only thing which comes with the person at birth and will go with the person on death. Also, religion should not be used as a bargain tool. Religion makes people internally strong. Using this internal strength, people should work to become externally strong. No body has a monopoly on religion. Some people misuse religion to serve their personal interests. This they are able to do as other people run away to other religion.


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4 Responses

  1. MOKSHA says:

    IN HINDI IT IS SAID THAT ” APNAE DHARAM MEI MARNA HI SHRESHT HAI ” but BECAUSE OF NUMBER OF REASONS PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR RELIGION , IT CAN BE DUE TO PRESSURE OR IT CAN BE DUE TO SANKRITIZATION ( A SOCIOLOGY TERM MEANING THAT TO UPLIFT THEMSELVES PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR RELIGION ) OR IT MAY BE DUE TO SPIRITUAL REASONS TAKE THE eg OF A. R. REHMAN HE IS HINDU BUT SINCE HIS SISTER WAS SUFFERING FROM A SERIOUS DISORDER & SHE WAS CURED BY A MUSLIM FAKIR . AR REHAMAN DEVELOPED A STRONG BELIEF IN ISLAM & THEREFORE HE EMBARASSED ISLAM.

    WHAT EVER THEREASON MAY BE BUT I WOULD LIKE & WILL REMAIN AS HINDU TILL DEATH

  2. Service_to_all says:

    Hello sir,

    To many it has become a business. The person changing faith and the person who induces the change both gain monetary benefits.

    The reason for this is that politics has come into religion and vice versa. In politics numbers matter and that is the reason for playing the number game with faiths as well.

    Regards,
    SERVICE TO ALL

  3. lkjhgf says:

    Some are forced to do it as in the case of Mohamad yousuf who was well known as Yousuf youhana.

    The virtue lies in the struggle, not the prize.
    -lkjhgf

  4. lkjhgf says:

    Some do this business of changing the religion for making the profit of the beniftis given to one of the castes.

    The virtue lies in the struggle, not the prize.
    -lkjhgf

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