Yesterday i just happened to stumble upon a blog where someone was asking “Do we need religion?” I felt compiled to answer a “No” being a atheist that would have been the obvious reaction, but just as i was going to do that, my rebellious mind rebelled against myself and forced me to make it a “yes”. After putting some thought into it, i guessed this topic would make a good post.
Today morning i thought about posting in regard to the same topic
(do we need religion?) but was feeling extraordinarily lazy to get myself onto it, then to warm myself up i was going thru
some regular blogs and landed on http://lifeofanindianhomemaker.blogspot.com
where a reference in regard to the same question was made and that lead me to this post.
I have started believing now that a religion is needed, religion does provide a sense of belonging and binds people together which is a good thing and moreover when we look into what religion has given to us, we understand our culture, arts, our literature, magnificent architectures and the very idea of a common india is because of the religion. Various dance forms like kathakali and all are all linked to religion. We wouldnt have the ajanta, ellora, sun temple and other beautiful temples if not for the religion. Also i like mahabharat a lot, i consider it to be the best story ever told.
To me now religion is ok, but i dont like the idea of god that is because i dont believe in God. I was opposed to all religious rituals and i hated religion till yesterday, its kind of an enlightening experience that changed my mindset. I have become a “moderate atheist”. Now it seems ok if there is a religion and a god. This change in me was due to my default rebel nature, the blogger was suggesting that “we dont need religion” and rebel mind said we need and it gave reason to it, if some one would have suggested that we need a religion i would have said “we need not”.
“I am thankful to all those who said no, its because of them i did it myself” Einstein