Religion is a word that has been misused or rather abused to a large extent.
It is a subject ,like any other,.
Mathematica, Science, Languages are subjects which are excellent in their own format.
So also religion or theology .
This particular course has got a prominence over all the related studies.
Let us go an inch below the surface.
Mathematics has its own branches, such as Arithmetic , the most basic one, followed by geometry, Algebra, trigonometry, Statistics, Astronomy, so on and so forth.
The fundamental Arithmetic is taught right from the initial classes.
The numbers are the first lesson ,while addition ,subtraction, multiplication and division come later.
The understanding o numbers ,or to the more constructive, the deciphering of the numerals is the vital aspect in the learning.
A jumble up of the preliminaries lead to a confusion.
After mastering the basics ,you advance to the higher levels.
There is a teacher to guide you , to make you learn to write.
Similarly theology is a form that branches into various constituents, as Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism.
The core indicator of religion like the numerals, is that you have to be pure, sincere and speak truth.
The rest is an elaboration of these ideals.
Hinduism ,the ancient religion, abounds in scriptures, like Vedas and Upanishads, epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana, and teachings likeThirukural and Gita.
Hinduism is a discipline, which directs us to live a life of contentment.
So also Christianity , which goes a step further by pronouncing do’s and don’s .
Islam is a still stricter form of discipline that propagates severe punishment for the misdeed.
Buddhism and Jainism , the later incorporation , are the way outs of the vast Hindu formula.
As such this conduct of life has been misconstrued and misunderstood by the entire populace.
Unable to cope up with modern hectic speed, Man seeks quick relief and fast remedy to come out of their depressions.
This hastening and impatient designs have paved a way to a breed of God men, who in the garb of saints , indulge in discourses, interpreting the acclaimed faith , as they like, as they understood, as they organise.
They ,playing on the gullibility of the people, craftily amass wealth, property, and live a kingly life.
They successfully eke out a group, which goes behind them with blind fait and implicit obedience.
This trend has been gaining strength ,even in the era of technology ,where logic and questioning are the essential practices.
I conclude that there are two ways to look at a things.
One is to see, accept and acknowledge.
Another is to admire, reverberate and eulogize.
What are we up to?