The worship of god makes me question his presence.

It’s the 21st century so let’s talk reason. Religious wars are undoubtedly the worst. Genocide, ethnic cleansing, riots. Pitting humans against each other because of their religion. Because of the god they worship. Divisions based on who worships which god is ludicrous in itself but then discrimination based on these divisions is nothing less than farcical. And this discrimination leading to war is something that really has to be fixed. If god is so closely related to humanity then why is this war caused by those who believe in god?

The very basic reason is that with the belief in god also comes the belief in the superiority of one’s own god. This leads to the fact that if god existed then religion wouldn’t have. I understand that god is a source of hope, strength and encouragement. But the more serious truth is that the worship of god is major a source of warfare, bloodshed, genocide and mass killings.

If you disagree let’s look at what happened because of communal unrest in India;

Partition. It had led to one of the worst communal riots in the history of the entire world. Killings, setting inhabited houses on fire, raping, kidnapping, looting and widespread destruction. And why? Sadly there is no rational reason.

Mumbai riots. 1992. The riots started as a result of communal tension prevailing in the city after the Babri Mosque demolition, on December 6. It is commonly believed that the riots occurred in two phases. The first phase involved the Muslims striking the Hindus as a result of the demolition of the mosque, and the second was a Hindu backlash against the Muslims. Overall, about 900 people were killed in these riots. As with most riots, arson and theft were also prevalent.


Gujarat riots. In February 2002, a Muslim mob attacked and burned a train. As a result, 58 Hindu pilgrims were killed. The attack prompted retaliatory massacres against Muslims, and communal riots on a large scale, in which 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus were killed, and 223 more people were reported missing. In addition to that, 523 places of worship were damaged: 298 dargahs, 205 mosques, 17 temples and 3 churches. Muslim-owned businesses suffered the bulk of the damage. 61,000 Muslims and 10,000 Hindus fled their homes.

Communal thinking is very much prevalent in our minds and is ingrained in our thinking in a bigger way than we can fathom. There are 2 things that can change it: reason and humanity. Reason, which makes us considerate towards other people’s faith. Humanity, that makes us value peace more than religion.

Atheists are more peaceful than religious people. I don’t believe in god but I do believe in humanity and this leads me to question religion and god. Nothing is worth divisions, discriminations or killing among mankind. Not even god.

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16 Comments

  1. The article draws up the fundamental question of whether humanity can coexist in peace and in religion.
    Wars have existed since time unknown, based on political, religious and even romantic gains.
    The partition caused casualties more catastrophic than even World War I.
    It’s indeed hard to generalize whether religion causes only war and no peace. Mother Teresa served a community based on peace. Missionaries provide food to the children who eat from the left over trash grounds.
    Can we as Generation Z move on to embrace peace, keeping our traditions and being world peace as well as global greens back?
    Can we clean up the sins of our past generations?

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  2. Very well written.
    Coming from a young mind , these so called faiths are worth being questioned.
    Humanity , I guess would be the future religion to follow by all such evolved brains.
    Happy to know that our future is in such safe hands.
    Keep writing.

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  3. Its amazing!! Inspiring words and thoughts are very much impressive.
    Great job! I hope these questions do make a difference in future for the sake of peace. Loved It!

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  4. Nice post. I am also non-religious, for the reasons mentioned. If God exists and he doesn’t do anything, why should I respect him? Even if he is up there, I don’t think he should get the respect that he does.

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  5. I don’t believe in God either. Alot hinges on us and our actions. Religion is there to give one comfort and solace. We need to resolve own problems. Don ‘t get me wrong..I don’t disrespect religions or God but as a Catholic , being prayerful or pious did not help me…so I gave up being a worshipper of God. You gave an honest post. 🤗

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  6. My journey has given me the gift of acknowledging a power greater than I, and I have chosen this way of living. I’ve also, thanks to my higher power and friends who supported me, discovered many new ways of naming and thinking about this being we call God. There are many gods and many Gods. I fear more from the human gods who, as I have done so often in my life, think they know what is best for me, for my country and for your country. I leave the other Gods to those who have studied them more than I.

    Your post is very well written. I appreciate your openness to dialogue. Also, as you can see above, I like Shabad Singh’s comment. There are many small, little, known and unknown women, men and children who make a difference in the name of God every day. I want to be part of their number. Not because I have to, but because I want to and chose to do that.

    One day I will day. Sooner now, not later. What’s the purpose of my life? It’s to die well. That doesn’t mean there’s a script. It just means that every day of my life I show in some concrete way that I know my days are numbered. I also have faith and hope that my higher power who shapes my life today (it’s not easy) will welcome me home. Not matter what God looks like.

    Being a ‘professional’ theologian of the Protestant Christian tradition, I’ve been humbled many times when reading about the atrocities of the Christian church (no matter which branch). I’ve also felt like vomiting when I’ve read some theologian’s writings about women and other ‘less human’ beings. There is, however, nothing so powerful as truth. So I attempt each day to live as fully and freely as possible in the light of the truth I’ve received. It saved my life, and I want to pass it on before I die.

    Blessings to you and on your blogging life. If you allow it to do so, it will find and change you in ways you never thought possible! 🙂

    Elouise (I don’t always go on and on. Thanks for inviting me over to see this post!)

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