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God Created Us but We Created Religion

Updated on January 23, 2020
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Introduction

Most of us believe that God created us and placed us on this planet where human survival could take place and human race could progress phenomenally. Even those who do not believe in God understand that there are some unknown and mysterious forces behind the nature and its inhabitants. Humans having a brain and conciousness soon bifurcated in different communities, tribes and religions. Apparently it looked good to see the progress of the human race. The problem started when these groups started to fight with each other for one or other reason. Subsequently, religion became a main differentiating factor and many wars and discriminations happened in the history based on that.

I have tried to bring out that aspect in this poem.

Religion and conflict

God created humans long back,

And placed them on earth.

He gave us a body and brain,

For living a life worth.


We used our brain,

But in spurious ways.

Whether a saint,

Or even a sage.


What we did,

Was unforgettable.

What we created,

Was unforgivable.


We created religion,

Not one but many.

Which created conflicts,

Rude, shrewd and uncanny.


We perceived different Gods,

To make our prominence.

We crafted different cultures,

No reason no sense.


Cultures will never match,

And eventually will fight.

Humanity will doom,

And have its own plight.

True religion

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.

-Albert Einstein

Endnote

Religion was perhaps formed for good practices and bringing peace and happiness in our life. Later, problems started when religion became the identity of a tribe or community and people became adament and stubborn about their religious practices and were not ready to compromise anything on its premises. This increasing trend is reflected in the poem.

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    • bhattuc profile imageAUTHOR

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      SKMUNSHI, thanks a lot for your excellent observations.

    • bhattuc profile imageAUTHOR

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      SKMUNSHI, thanks a lot for your excellent observations.

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      SKMUNSHI 

      2 months ago

      Different cultures and religions got developed and are developing depending on Geographical locations at different places over a period of time.Different religion got formed and are supposed to promote these cultures to enhance every aspect human civilisation. The religion was thought of a vehicle to support our development and working together to create a better and harmonious world. However certain influential and vested interests have brought religions to present sorry state of affairs as rightly written in this poem of yours.

    • bhattuc profile imageAUTHOR

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Sangita, thanks. Highly appreciate.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Anand, thanks a lot.

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      Sangita 

      2 months ago

      Very very profound

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      S K Anand 

      2 months ago

      Nicely worded poem with a thought provoking stance. Enjoyed reading it Bhattji. Keep writing so that were are getting nice material to think about. All the best.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Anurag, thanks for your nice comment.

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      Anurag 

      2 months ago

      The poem is in fact true in all means and i also feel pity after seeing mass of people being involved in communal disputes, despite of being created by GOD with no specific religious background!!

    • bhattuc profile imageAUTHOR

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      3 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Devika, thanks for your visit and appreciate the detailed comments.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The many religions are interesting but too many to cope with in this day. You have put this information greatly together and gave us a full insight of the topic. I am glad to have stopped by here to read a unique and controversial topic.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      4 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      T, thanks for your comments. My worry is only those religions which are instrumental in initiating conflicts and even wars. That was the only consideration I had while writing down that piece of poetry.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      4 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Randy, thanks for visiting. Appreciate.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      4 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      James, appreciate your detailed analysis of wars and the reasons on which they were based. My apprehensions are limited to religion induced wars. I fully agree with your write up but at the same time believe that there are some religious groups which are responsible for many conflicts and confrontations today in the world and that is a threat for future.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      4 months ago from now on

      Well, well, well

      TDS abounds in ABD heads.

      Nothing like going off topic.

      Interesting poem but I’d just like to point out one thing.

      Christianity is not a religion, Umesh. This may help you to understand

      https://philippians1v21.wordpress.com/why-believe-...

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      Randy Godwin 

      4 months ago from Southern Georgia

      Yes, keep Trump far away from power. I agree, James.

      See what a mess he's made so far and what mess he's already in.

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      James A Watkins 

      4 months ago from Chicago

      One of the dumbest ideas making the rounds of the internet is that religion, especially Christianity, is the source of the world’s continual wars. If you really want to prevent the horrors of the bloodiest wars in world history you would separate the godless from the State. Anti-Christian Socialists caused the blood-bathed horrors of the 20th century: Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, and Pol Pot. Except for Hitler they were all Atheists. Hitler was a Pagan.

      Between Alexander the Great, Persian wars, and various Roman wars, ten million people were killed in wars that had nothing to do with religion.

      In China, hundreds of millions of people have died in wars stretching back nearly 2,000 years that had nothing to do with religion.

      Millions of Indians died in wars before the white man ever set foot in the Americas. It had nothing to do with religion.

      Genghis Khan’s men killed tens of millions but it had nothing to do with religion.

      Tamerlane killed 17 million—not for religious reasons.

      Most European wars were fought for reasons other than religion, too.

      In Africa, at least 12 million people were killed in wars in the last 200 years that had nothing to do with religion.

      The Atheistic French Revolution killed millions of noncombatants; the Atheistic Revolution in Russia and the Atheistic Revolution in Red China killed well over fifty million innocent civilians. Socialism (Secularism) has killed 100 million people in just the last 100 years.

      The religious wars that were fought in Europe killed maybe ten million—not even one percent of the dead from all wars. Less than 5% of all war deaths in human history can be attributed to conflicts having to do with religious differences - 2% if you take out Islam.

      95% of all wars were wage for godless reasons. Keep the godless way from the levers of power and you will have far less war.

    • bhattuc profile imageAUTHOR

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      4 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Dora, thanks for your nice comments on this poem. Really appreciate.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing your insight on such an important issue. Your message is very clear: "The problem started when these groups started to fight with each other for one or other reason." Your poem also concludes with an obvious truth.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      4 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Manatita44, really happy to see an analytical comment by a senior writer like you. Thanks for your deep knowledge of poetry.

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      manatita44 

      4 months ago from london

      A noble attempt/ We come from Spirit or Consciousness and our nature is Bliss. So consciously or unconsciously, the search to re-discover this Bliss will continue. Man is not truly free in that sense and is pushed by the impulse we call Love, in all its various manifestations. We are as such the Religion we try to create. Fire can only create fire.

    • bhattuc profile imageAUTHOR

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      4 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Brenda, thanks for your detailed comment. I appreciate your subtle feelings.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      4 months ago from Washington Court House

      I love this quote by Albert Einstein.

      Your poem reflects the agony caused by humans creating different religions.

      I find it so sad that there are so many...who is right or wrong?

      I can only hope that God knows our hearts and how we truly feel.

      Humanity is killing us in more ways than one.

      Cultures will never match but I hope what we feel inside our hearts does.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • bhattuc profile imageAUTHOR

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      4 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Ruby Jean, sincere thanks to you for visiting this poem. Your words of encouragement mean a lot for me.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I agree with you 100%, so many religions, Why? Each denomination believes they are right and others are wrong. How foolish that is! Many will go to heaven from all churches. God knows the heart of all people, and he loves all who is worthy. I loved your poetry.

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