I am a Hindu and I am proud to belong to a religion which does not ask its followers to work for converting people of other faith to Hindu faith. A person is born in a particular faith. I fully grant the person freedom of changing his or her faith if he or she is not satisfied in born faith. But that should be his or her free will. There should be no exploitation, no instigation or no threat by others. Aurangzeb killed sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji when they refused to convert to Islam.
Year 2008 had set in.Two couples step out of the hotel in Mumbai after ushering new year in. A mob pounces on them. The women are groped on the street. Two media lensmen catch the horror on film. Morning newspapers tell the people. There is an outcry. Mumbai police commissoner unmasks himself and his police force. He blames media, said police can not be present everywhere, such incidents will keep on happenng, it can happen now, it can happen at this place. The language used by him was bad and insulting. His body language was revolting. His statement shocked me. He praised his cops.
The cause of violence in the world other than food and lodging is religion. Thousands of religionists believe that their religion is the only true religion and all the others are false. They are willing to kill and die for their religion but the irony is that their own religion tells them not to kill. How can we prevent religious mania from being the cause of world violence?
If we believe that there is someone who created this universe, we called him God, when he created this beautiful world with so many creatures,he has not created this nasty religions and all this.
Then who are we to create this barrier and hate among religion to religion. If god has created all human being alike two hands, two legs,same nose,ear,blood ,then is it necessary to create religion ?