Posts Tagged ‘Religion’

Faith

September 9, 2009

Human beings are programed by evolution to believe in some super being, because it gives them a better chance at survival, researchers have claimed. This conclusion was arrived at by Bruce Hood, professor of developmental psychology at Bristol University after an extensive study as quoted by the Times.

He further states “Our research shows children have a natural, intuitive way of reasoning that leads them to all kinds of supernatural beliefs about how the world works”.  His work is also supported by other researchers who have found evidence linking religious feelings and experience to particular regions of the brain.  They suggest people are programed to get a feeling of spirituality from electrical activity in these regions.

It is really a victory for propagators of organized religions.   The faith in God is an inborn, intuitive feeling to humans and it is not a forced tendency. The idea of “God” is etched in the psyche of humans, and it gives them an sense of “belonging”, that spurs them to live on.

Muslim World

June 5, 2009

The speech by Barak Obama in Cairo University to the Muslim world is hailed as historic. But a speech by the head of a nation that stands for equality, democracy, freedom and peace, and is perceived as a wall against Islamic extremism is hollow by its purpose. What possibly could Obama achieve by quoting from Quran, to a people who recite it everyday?

America is great Satan. It needs to be destroyed.

United States of America is a country that welcomes people from all religions and nations, including Muslims. It acts and pursues happiness as all the other countries in the world do. It does not persecute a particular religion, nor it favors. It acts in self interest. If, today it fights against Muslim majority countries it is in self interest, tomorrow it may fight against the countries of other religions. It pursued a cold war for decades against Russia, that has Orthodox Christianity as its majority religion.

Are we fighting a religion? Or an enemy  that is against our ideals.


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