Faith, as per defined by thefreedictionary.com, is a confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. It also says that it is a belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. And most of the times we correlate it with religion. When people talk about faith they always think of it as believing in some sort of a God, that anything unexplainable is related to the works of a God. Not that I didn’t believe in a God but as I grow older and wiser(I Guess), I begin to question about faith, about why people on top of the religious chain command people to do this and not do that. Although I understand that it is to prevent chaos in this world but does it really prevent it?
I try to ask myself a lot of times why I keep on asking too many questions about my religion, well in fact it is the whole point of having faith. Oftentimes, I feel obligated to go to church and worship where I try to be present physically and mentally, trying to listen and ponder on the things that the priest says. Sometimes, I feel it is preposterous because the church is dictating me, and all attendees to avoid this and that, not that I couldn’t see the reason why but it’s just that people are modified specifically to create choices and act on the consequences may it be bad or good depending on the person’s point of view.
Disclaimer: I am not here to argue the pros and cons of being in a religion but I’m just stating what I think about the things happening to my environment right now.
I feel as though sometimes, being too religious makes one deprived of their own will. That they would just follow everything their leader says and sometimes preaching that their religion is the only religion who will be saved when the time comes that the Lord should come. And a lot of times, people are making it as an excuse that the Lord favors the poor more than those who have much in life.
Religion is no more than a brotherhood but with a larger scope of members. I don’t have anything against it. And when I think of it, I guess it is what keeps the world still glued together,
It is also what makes the world and continents divided.
Sometimes, it becomes one of the roots of evil, this is just a thought, because the more their people are devoted to their religion the more they see other religions as taboo and that they are more righteous and that they should obliterate the other.
There are a lot more that I could say and want to say but I will end this with the phrase “What exactly is religion to you?”.