One of the biggest and lengthy wars and conflicts that led to the lose of millions of lives have been on the grounds of religious differences. Some beautiful relationships are broken based on the differences in beliefs. Some people have unfollowed me on social media by virtue of finding out that I am christian and I’ve seen Christians shun atheists and spoken ill of muslims. People have been ostracized and killed because they shared different beliefs. It is not as if it’s not happening , it’s not as if it’s not important to talk about, it’s not as if lives are not being lost but it still boils down to religion when we say ,”We are the ones doing the right thing.”
As I explained in another article, “Why I have never drunk or been to a pub”, most people were born into their faith anyway. So that means that you would have most definitely been a Muslim, christian or atheist if you were born under very different circumstances and had different experiences. So what’s the point if we are ONLY products of our experiences. We are just the same with different stories.
In the end, the basis of our beliefs is on the same thing as atheists, humanists, Christians, Muslims and that is geared towards the essence of our existence. What therefore is the essence of our existence if we habor hatred and a sense of supremacy and jealousy in our hearts because of our beliefs. It still seems meaningless and void because we have left out the truest and most powerful expression of ourselves and that’s LOVE . The true essence of our existence, that very thing we base our faith and our decisions of faith on is in LOVE. Love makes it all complete and it makes it all make so much more sense.
This video from a comedy series I’ve grown to love shows you how much difference in faith does not matter in the face of love. Respecting someone for his or her faith or belief is NOT acceptance. It still doesn’t change your position if you treat others with love and respect for believing in what they believe in. With alittle tolerance and love in this world, it will be so much better. Don’t break the chain of sharing. Let’s share the love.