When will the Trend of dividing Us in the name of religion stop?When we talk about trend, it keeps on changing and is developed for our progress. If we look behind, we may notice that many things have changed, and that too for good. With proper study, collection of data through surveys and experiments, we can say that trends are important for progress that help us develop or change. Usually, we can observe that there is a time frame for every trend be it fashion, housing (interior, exteriors, and furniture, etc), gadgets, electronics, movies (crime, romance, and thriller, etc), etc. Now coming to the main point. We have noted that religion becomes the main subject for politicians through which they trend. Be it before freedom where the Britishers ruled India, after freedom when we had good leaders, and even to this present era. Every time, we are divided in the name of religion.
In Hinduism, the most quoted verse from the Rig Veda (1.164.46): "Ekam Sat, viprah bahudha vadanti," which means meaning "Truth is One, sages describe it variously." And also the ancient Sanskrit verse encapsulates that, "As the different watercourse have their sources in different places, all unite in the sea, in the same way, though we take different paths, approach, viewpoints, groups, that all lead to you, O Lord. As per Christianity and verses 1:26-27 from the book of James, "If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." As per the Religious Freedom in Islam which is quoted in Quran, verses18:29, "And say, "The truth is from your Lord, so whoever wills - let him believe, and whoever wills - let him disbelieve." Here we can pore over that every religion has given the freedom to other religions and asked their followers to treat everyone equally.
Whenever we have an election, we come across posts, speeches, or talks from politicians (it common in all parties) which feed hatred among us in the name of religion. One will say they have problems with speakers, another will say that one community is growing and thus others are in danger, while others will simply divide us in the name of caste or sect. When and why the religion do only comes into the picture when there is an election? Why is it that we find difficulty in understanding our neighbor than the politicians who don't even know our locality? Why do we listen and differentiate others on hearing their hate speeches? Many of us are educated and understand what is going on around us but yet believe these politicians blindly. Is this not the time to understand the real game played by these politicians or leaders for our vote and choose leaders who do some work for us than making us, enemies? When every trend has a time frame of 1-10 years, etc, why is that we don't change the poor religious separation game of politician and move forward? What do our members have to say about the loose trend of the politician who divides us in the name of religion?
[This is my entry for the Topic based TOW contest for the last week of March '21- topic-TREND]