Saturday, 9 May 2009
Religion + Politics = Havoc
Religion and politics can’t mix. It’s a bad combination, a recipe for disaster. Why you may ask ? Well, all this is purely just my opinion. So if you disagree, just ignore me.
When I say religion, I mean all religions...Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Sikhism, Judaism, Jainism, Confucianism, Bahai, & all the other religions.
When I say politics, I don’t mean only Malaysian politics, I mean politics of all countries worldwide.
Firstly, I say religion is personal, politics is not. Your faith & beliefs is a matter that lies solely between you and God…nobody else. Politics is everybody’s business in one way or the other.
Religions preach of what’s right & wrong, whereas some politicians don’t practice what they preach at all.
Religions can create extremists & fanatics. Politics can too. However, both have different purposes & ideologies. Put two & two together,.…boom!!
All/some religions have a holy book. The teachings of a religion & Holy Scriptures are stored in them. Whereas some politicians have violated the law book & even dare to talk about religion.
Each or some religions have its own perception of the truth…& truth is subject to interpretation. Some politicians don’t seem to care about the truth & even twist the truth to their own liking.
People can argue non-stop over religion. Politicians can use this to incite racial hatred among the people just to stay in power.
Religions range from hundreds to thousands of years old. Politicians can’t run a country in the 21st century based on beliefs/practices/ideologies that are thousands of years old.
Religions basically tell you this is this & that is that. Some politicians tell you this is that & that is this.
Religions are complex, each with its own practices & principles. Earth has roughly 6 billion people. There are at least 10 religions, each having millions of followers. With nearly 200 countries in the world with their own political situation, & if religion is mixed in, isn’t an argument inevitable ?
Religions have places of worship where people go to pray & seek solace. Some politicians can destroy these places of worship & cause a big fight among people.
So that's basically my point. Religion & politics can't mix. You may have noticed that I haven't provided any examples for any of my points. This is because I don't want to. I won't give you the chance to think I'm racist or favouring a particular religion. So if you want examples or more justification, think for yourself or look it up.