When was the last time you were proud of your religion? I never was and never will be. But I guess I’ll have to be disappointed and ashamed every other day because of what the people of my community do. I could say I was born into the wrong religion because if you’re born a Sikh, you automatically become a fool and the punchline of 90% of the jokes doing rounds on SMS’s or whatever. You will even have a couple of websites who’ll make jokes exclusively on you and you’ll always be looked down upon by your friends as somebody who doesn’t know what to say and always does stupid things.
These days, people in our state have been going crazy and carrying open swords here and there because of a “controversy” which to me, seemed more like a political game. There is this guy and we’re gonna call him Mr. X because I don’t want to reveal his name and earn hits. This post is more of the personal kind. Now, Mr. X has a number of followers in the neighboring state of Haryana and some in Punjab as well. Some days back, Mr. X appeared in the newspaper in an advertisement dressed as the 10th Sikh Guru and this immediately sparked this huge controversy between the Sikhs and the followers of Mr. X. The Sikhs got agitated and burned down a couple of places owned by Mr. X and his followers. It looked like riots were going to start and a number of people would die as they did in a similar situation more than a decade back. There were interviews, debates over Television and the news channels were making merry while the Sikh’s were demanding an apology from Mr. X and Mr. X was demanding President’s Rule and army protection in the state. Ultimately, Mr. X made a press release in which he said he had no intention of copying the Guru and that he loved all the people and was against violence. The Sikhs don’t seem to be too happy with this apology and a court case has been filed against Mr. X. God(if he exists) knows what’s gonna happen now.
All this makes me unhappy. Why can’t we live as one people. Why can’t there be a religion called humanity? Why do some people have to look different from the others because their religion demands it? Why doesn’t anyone understand all this is so illogical?
If I hurt the religious sentiments of anyone, I’m sorry but these are my opinions and I personally feel that there is no such thing as God and miracles. Your actions decide your life and it isn’t gonna change if you start praying to God to change it. It’s no use praying to God when you’re not prepared. Be brave enough to face what you deserve and stop dividing people on the name of religion. Just live as one people and see how this world grows.