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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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