Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Religious Conversion!!!

This is going to be a controversial topics. So, I just want your frank opinion. I don't have any problems in taking criticisms or anything. Just give me your own opinion on what I'm talking about. Well, in some parts of India I've read about certain groups converting people from one religion to another. Well, they are not doing any harm to anyone, which I agree. But, due to this religious conversion, the religious fanatics are reacting in a harsh manner. There were incidents of violence and rape reported. Well, it is said that these people were warned about their activities; if they continue with this, then things can get worse, but even then they continued.

Now, who is the culprit here? Obviously, it is the religious fanatics, who have no right to harm another human being. Even in Indian constitution, religious conversion, not by force, is allowed. But, my point is not who is right and who is wrong. My point is, people were living in harmony in a place and a group of people came there to convert religion and problems crept up. Till that time, there was no problem.

I mean, why can't these people simply stop this? Instead of crying out it is not right to do this, do that. I mean, suppose you have two roads to go to a place and you've been warned that one road is full of criminals and choosing that will only invite troubles. Well, what will a person with common sense do? They will choose the other road right? If you say, it is our right to choose any road we like and no one should harm us, that is right and you have the right to say. But, the reality is different.

There are people who are supposed to keep the right and wrong going, but unfortunately, that rarely happens. If you choose the road with criminals and you get attacked and hurt, you may cry aloud saying I am attacked.. help..help. But, what's the point in it?

I guess, this happens 'coz certain group of people place religion above the life and peace of people. They don't bother whether some one is going to get hurt or whether they are disrupting the entire peace. What they just want to do is to convert religion. Who gets benefited from it? Because you change religion, does that mean from the very next day miracles are going to happen in your life? I guess not. What say you?

35 comments:

  1. I just want to say ..that religion which is a way to peace has now become the biggest source of destruction.

    harmony is only found in music..people no longer possess it tats it

    huh!

    still life goes on as it has been goig on
    :)

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  2. you are very right aneesh....!!

    Religion...it was formed to just be the part of the life but now, it has become everything for the people in the world....

    i personally believe that religion is not something related to God or the rituals thatwe follow. It is about the purity of our heart. To me God is one and i believe in Ganesh, Jesus and Allah.

    i visit temple on diwali, a Masjid on Ramzan and a church on Christmas and so dear, i dont get into these Religion matters...

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  3. this particular reason was the immediate cause of the orissa riots this year.yes,its d work of fanatics who want to divert attention from developement of ppl n focus on non-issues.religion is a personal issue n shud b kept personal.

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  4. to be frank am not against any religion but am against the conversion

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  5. i hate religious extremists in any religion... i simply abhor it.. i belive in the religion called humanity... im pretty liberal.. dont really care if someone follows a particular religion... i respect all regions but not the new religion that is coming up called terror.... bcz no religion talks of bloodshed and destruction..

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  6. if only every person could be as wise as u r!

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  7. I am on the same lines as u! I think its not appropriate to get into someone's privacy of which religion they practice nor commenting whether a religion is right or wrong.Its intolerable for individuals and in terms of religion, no one has any rights to go about disproving or forcing :)

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  8. Aneesh I disagree.


    ** My point is, people were living in harmony in a place and a group of people came there to convert religion and problems crept up. Till that time, there was no problem.


    d u think these ppl had REAL harmony and peace in those places even before the religious converters came? If they did, then they wudnt hv to kill one another over an issue like that. Am I wrong?


    I dun like ppl converting others into their religions etc either...but to each his own. And if we r following a true FAITH, then nothing that others do should affect us.

    If someone being converted to another religion is a problem to me that it makes me kill others, then the problem is in ME...not in OTHERS.


    Keshi.

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  9. i agree... changing religion is up to us and whatever religion v may adopt, it is up to us to create the miracles...

    those who place religion above life should realize that they are wrong. life should be above religion and not a cause for wrecking the peace of mind.

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  10. Religion has lost its value...

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  11. hmm no miracle is gona happen..people between us generate gap betwen religions n people in d name of god..

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  12. PJ,

    Well, I agree, but, that's not the point. My question was different
    :)

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  13. dil ki pyar,

    Well said. Good that you have such a great heart. People are lacking it now a days
    :)

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  14. anwesa

    Exactly. Why bother others?
    :)

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  15. brocaserea,

    Well, conversion by one's own is not bad, I think, but creating problems with that should be avoided. Thanks for your frank opinion, I appreciate it
    :)

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  16. phoenix,

    You are talking without touching here and there LOL. My point was about religious conversion causing problems
    :)

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  17. lukkydivz

    Mmmm? Really? Thanks :)
    'N what about you? :)

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  18. saranya,

    Yup. rightly said. it's all common sense. One should value life and peace more than religion
    :)

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  19. keshi,

    Oooh! Finally I got someone to argue with LOL. 'N glad that it's you :)

    *****d u think these ppl had REAL harmony and peace in those places even before the religious converters came? If they did, then they wudnt hv to kill one another over an issue like that. Am I wrong?

    They HAD real harmony. The problem arised when people split in to different religion and thus started the view of two or more communities and who is better.


    ***If someone being converted to another religion is a problem to me that it makes me kill others, then the problem is in ME...not in OTHERS.

    I agree. But its not about who is right and who is wrong. it's just common sense. Knowing that something will create problems, why should one go and convert a group of people? what do they get? Is it worth the life and peace compared to a few religious conversion?

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  20. leo,

    Thanks :)
    Perfect. Nothing more to add
    :)

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  21. writing for crows,

    Thanks :)
    May be

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  22. vishesh,

    Yup, certainly. But that wasn't the point
    :)

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  23. they may hv had a 'false' sense of harmony before. cos if if it was real harmony, it can never be disturbed from someone else coming in.


    ** Knowing that something will create problems, why should one go and convert a group of people

    Aneesh Im not into converting ppl either and neither do I like those ppl forcing their beliefs on others. But if some ppl want to be converted and r happy that way, why should that bother us?


    Keshi.

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  24. It's all about a personal choice in the end, I guess. Following or not following a religion is a personal decision, which to some extent can be forced.

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  25. the first sensible post on this topic i have read... nice written and i agree with th road theory you have writted about.. good job!

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  26. keshi,

    You mean they were living in that false harmony for centuries???
    :)

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  27. Tara,

    But, we need to take into account other people's feelings also
    :)

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  28. thearmyguy,

    After all, an army guy should understand what it's all about
    :)

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  29. let me ask u one qn Aneesh.

    So d u mean that ppl like Rivka and her husband (the Jewish couple that died in the Mumbai attacks) DESERVE to be killed??

    Keshi.

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  30. Hey keshi,

    Did I say that they deserve to be killed? My point is not who is right and wrong. I am talking about common sense. Did you read the road example I have given? I mean even after knowing something would happen, if you go ahead, then I would say, it is suicide.

    I mean, what do these people get from religious conversion? Is it worth? Is it worth the peace they have destroyed?

    If you say that is not real peace, then what is real peace? Then, there is no real peace. Peace hasn't been consistent in this world. we know that. You cannot be at peace all your life, but you can try and be at peace, most of the times.

    Suppose you were staying at your home with your mom since you were born and all of a sudden, without any reason, one person comes and influence your mother. If you don't like it, it is certain that problem will creep up. Now, will you say, what you had was false peace between you and your mother?

    My only question is "is religious conversion worth the peace and life of a thousand innocent lives?"
    :)

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  31. Lets just agree to disagree Aneesh.

    tnxx!

    Keshi.

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