Will there ever be a world with no religion and a single large community?

This hub is in response to the question "Will there ever be a world with no religion and a single large community?" asked by "remaniki".

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Exactly the same question arose in my mind when I was in 5th standard. Our moral science book had a chapter regarding the same which made a great impact on my view towards this world and its people. Before that, I was just an ordinary kid, who went to school, came home, did homework, went to play with friends and liked sweets. But when I went through this question, I couldn’t help myself but find an answer for it. It made me a bit serious. Of course, this question was very well justified, as we; human beings are also termed as social ‘animals’. So if animals don’t have any religious boundaries, then how and why do we have it?

In my opinion, it is because of our instinct to progress. Man has always kept on progressing in each and every field. From Ramapithecus, he has now evolved to Homo sapiens after going through several stages of evolution. Other animals too have evolved, but only to fit in better so that they can survive in this world dominated by human beings. With every step that man took towards progress, he created something for his own deterioration and made life look more and more complex. So was the creation of these religions (and I can bet that no one will deny the fact that no religion existed when we first came in this world). Okay, I may agree that when we are running a complex system, we must classify it into categories for the ease of access. But the classification should not degrade the whole system. This is what has happened with us. We came, we grew, we progressed, we grew, we classified, we grew, we divided, we grew, we tried to dominate each other, we grew – whatever we did, we just kept on growing. We came in this world, we evolved from our ascendants, and we progressed to make this world act according to our needs. But in all this while, we grew so much that the system kept on becoming more and more complex. So the degradation was bound to happen. In simple words, we added so many ingredients to the same dish, that its taste became unbearable for our own selves


Now the question arises, if classification is the need, then why does it degrade the system? Actually, to be more precise, it’s not classification that degrades the system, it’s the one who classifies and maintains it. We ourselves created these religions and we were the only one who started fighting in its name! It looks ridiculous to me that man, who is considered to be the most intelligent of all creatures, can fight for such pointless and silly-as-a-kid’s matters. The 2nd world war is, perhaps, a good example of this fight, when the Nazi army, who considered themselves the descendants of the superior most race, ‘Aryans’, slaughtered the ‘impure blood’ Jews. Have you seen any other animal killing some animal in the name of religion (though they are not as ‘intelligent’ as we are)?


Religions were never meant to decide who is superior and who is inferior. I guess no religious book or preaching asks to slaughter anyone whom they consider inferior. They were just meant for following the deities and live with the literal meaning of ‘peace’. But the instinct of progress always kept on compelling man to dominate the weak and annex more and more, no matter if it be counted as a religious war!


However, just as a star which is about to die, shines the brightest, so is anything that rises to the peak, it has its end near. History is also evident of this fact that empires fell just after they had reached their extreme supremacy. I cannot say that there will be a world without any religion, because it seems almost impossible to do so, but I can definitely say that there will be a day, when we, the ‘intelligent’ creatures, will actually start acting intelligent and despite of all these religions, will live together as a single large community.

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Felina Margetty 4 years ago from New York, New York

This is very thoughtful and inspiring, thank you for sharing


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Abhimanyu,

Excellent hub. I am overwhelmed by the fact that I am getting different answers to my question. Honestly I didn't expect this. Very neat hub clearly expressing a good point of view and bound to make the reader think. Thanks. Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting. Socially shared.

Cheers

Rema


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chamilj 4 years ago from Sri Lanka

Very thoughtful thoughtful and interesting. Voted up and shared with my followers.


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Abhimanyu Singh92 4 years ago from Satna, Madhya Pradesh (India) Author

Thank you very much Felina Margetty for your comment. I am really glad that you found my hub inspiring. :)


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Abhimanyu Singh92 4 years ago from Satna, Madhya Pradesh (India) Author

Hello Ma'am. Thanks you so very much for your comment. And thanks a lot for praising my hub too. Actually, for me, it was your question that was so good, that I just couldn't resist myself from answering it. Thanks for the question that I was also willing to ask. I feel glad that there are still people like you in this world. :)


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Abhimanyu Singh92 4 years ago from Satna, Madhya Pradesh (India) Author

Thank you chamilj for voting up my hub. I am glad to know that you found it interesting. :)


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Abhimanyu,

Sorry about the double comment. Not sure what happened. Please remove one of them. Anyway, I am here again to suggest something else. Hope you won't mind when I tell you that this hub will look and read much better if formatted in a nicer way.

Please break it into 2 or 3 text modules and give suitable sub-heads, you'll see the difference yourself. The second paragraph can be further divided into 2 paragraphs. Hope you take this suggestion well.

Cheers,

Rema


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Abhimanyu Singh92 4 years ago from Satna, Madhya Pradesh (India) Author

Thanks again ma'am. I'll definitely do what you said. I wrote this hub in a bit hurry, actually within an hour, so i was unable to format it properly. But I had planned to make it better once it was published. Thanks for the valuable suggestion. :)


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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Abhimanyu Singh92, my guess is, no! We will always be the confused, dogmatic, directionally mass of humanity that we are now! Nice to dream though, huh? Perhaps, 2012 will bring us into a new enlightened age. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on an important subject.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

Ditto what 2besure said.

I think humans crave to have some kind of direction. Religions help give that direction.

For the sake of argument, let's assume I wake up at 7:00 a.m. every morning. Some would say I do this religiously. They say I do this religiously because it is a routine that I follow on a regular basis. Spiritual religion is no different than any other type of religion. People want direction; religion is a direction. But, some people go overboard about their religion and that's when things get ugly. It would be like one religion stating that everyone must wake up at 7:00 a.m. every day and another religion stating that everyone must wake up at 8:00 a.m. every day. Who is right and who is wrong? The problem starts when one religion begins demanding that everyone wakes up at the time they declare is the only time to wake up each day.

To answer the question, no, I do not believe there will ever be a world without religion and a single large community. It would be wonderful if that could ever happen, but too many people think they are right and others are wrong. Someone would have to back down and I don't see that happening any time soon.


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Abhimanyu Singh92 4 years ago from Satna, Madhya Pradesh (India) Author

Thanks 2besure and MarleneB for stopping by and taking time to comment. I agree with both of you. Ma'am MarleneB, you have pointed out the exact thought (though in your own way) that keeps on hitting my mind too and that is what has kept us divided and deprived from becoming one. We believe more on the materialistic things than on the preachings and teachings of the real and supreme religion, "Humanity". Thanks for your comments. :)

[P.S. - Pardon if I didn't get your comments correctly, I am poor at English]


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rogeralbert 4 years ago

Very thoughtful and interesting. Voted up and shared


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Abhimanyu Singh92 4 years ago from Satna, Madhya Pradesh (India) Author

Thanks Sir rogeralbert for your kind words and special thanks for voting and sharing my hub. I am really glad to know that! :)


atheistchick 4 years ago

That's a beautiful article, I am thoroughly impressed by what you said. Obviously I am a firm believer in Atheism... my name tells you that, and I immensely enjoy reading things that hep promote Atheism. Good job!


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Abhimanyu Singh92 4 years ago from Satna, Madhya Pradesh (India) Author

Your welcome atheistchick. I am glad that you found my article interesting and beautiful. But I am sorry to say that I am neither an atheist nor do I promote it. Everyone in this world is free to have their own view. I respect your perception too, but my motive behind writing this article wasn't to promote atheism. Hope you'll understand. :)

Sincerely,

Abhimanyu

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