Friday, September 26, 2008

Religious Conversions and Attacks on Humanity

When MNS's Raj Thackeray use violence to 'protect' locals, we shout 'against' him. If the same tactics are used by BJP, VHP and Bajrang Dal against other religions, we 'support' them. Same cause...opposite reactions.

When Marketing companies convert us (continuously) from one product to other (at times even abusing the competitor product), we convert willingly without thinking about the process/means used for conversion. We prefer to be converted by marketing companies from using Pottery, Khadi clothes, Shikakai, Barathanatyam, Kathakali, Full Meals and other traditional practices to the newer ones like Tupperware, Denims, Hair Conditioners, Salsas, Pizzas and the likes. We are rather happy to market alien products (at the cost of our tradition), get hefty salaries and go on world tour with the 'converted' money. We are ready to accept these conversions (which directly affect us), than the religious conversions, which are third party ones.

As an atheist, I'm against religions and religious conversions. But when innocent people (though they are religious) are being attacked and killed for ulterior motives, the perpetrators need to be exposed of their hollow fundamentals.

My dear fellow human beings, religion and religious conversions are nothing but business these days. As west has almost rejected religion, Christian religious leaders are now looking at new avenues for funding. They find their target crowd in Asia and Africa. In India they find the disadvantaged section as the soft target. This section which is being kept away from entering temples by one section of Hindu population, find solace in another religion. There starts the exploitation and the control war.

The point to be noted here is; the revenue base is shrinking for both the groups. Hence their leaders are making their moves to either expand their revenue base or retain it at any cost. The result is the suffering, heightened tension and loss of lives & property of the already marginalized. The sufferers continue to suffer and the leaders live a cosy life exploiting them more.

The only solution for this problem is…shun religion and embrace Humanism.

Related reading: who CREATED god?

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Allah – the Most Powerful God ?!

“We the Indian Mujahideen, ask Allah, the Almighty, to accept from us these nine explosions which were planned to be executed in the holy month of Ramadan”

The above text is part of the email sent by Indian Mujahideen group to media in the midst of the Delhi bombings (13th September 2008).

A supposed God is being offered human lives and this happens continuously across the world. Considering the continuous successes of these terror groups in planting bombs and killing the innocent, looks like the other gods (Christian & Hindu gods) are meek spectators and Allah looks like a barbarian who continues to support his follower’s bloodthirsty manoeuvres. Hindu & Christian God’s intelligence units have failed pathetically to warn their followers. Have they lost their heavenly powers?

Apropos, looks like the equation favours Allah now. As of now Allah is the Usain Bolt in the battle of supremacy. In the 21st century religious battle, one religion/god looks like an easy winner (may be because the others are tolerant). But who is going to win the WAR?

Has the human mind gone insane?

Read: who CREATED god?

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Socialism or Capitalism or So-capitalism ?

Given an option of staying static or being dynamic, most of us would prefer the dynamic state. No doubt capitalism aids dynamism, but socialists are against capitalism because of the increasing gap between the rich and the poor and also the means used by the capitalists to achieve the end result. The means used often result in tweaking the system, which in turn results in dilution of the system, aids corruption and ultimately results in crashing of the system (like Enron).

On the contrary consider a situation, where the society as a whole embraces a ‘static’ system where people live of (only) natural resources. For food they rely only on naturally available fruits and nuts. They are not allowed to store. A ‘static’ system is created is such a way that no one need to aspire for more or compete with each other for tomorrow. That would be an ideal state to live in.

But nature has other intentions. It is not in the control of human beings. We may come across a Tsunami, a Hurricane, Drought or a change in course of a river like the Kosi.

In such emergencies, such a ‘static’ system would collapse. A river like Kosi may submerge their entire food belt as well as their habitation. Here comes the need to store food and to build dams. Not many will take that as a responsibility (in a ‘static’ world), unless suitably rewarded. There starts the capitalism.

Some may suggest state controlled socialism as an option here. Unfortunately it has failed. Man by nature is individualistic (at the extreme point) and prefers a higher reward (competitive) for his hard work. That is why socialism has failed in most of the countries.

Apropos, Capitalism has come to stay. But the issue is the greed, which drives the capitalist force to amass all the wealth by tweaking the system and in turn weakening the fundamental structures of the system.

What’s the alternative? A controlled capitalist economy; where an individual’s share of profit is reduced after they reach a comfortable limit. A person may require ‘X’ amount (say $1 Billion, excluding company assets) to lead a luxurious life and to take care of his future generation (upto 2nd generation). Anyone who crosses that limit shall be automatically placed in a slab where the excess profit is routed to the employees & government (ie the net savings is always maintained at ‘X’ limit). 50% of the money thus ‘forcefully saved’ shall be disbursed to the company workforce & shareholders and the remaining 50% be routed to the government for education, health, infrastructure and other public use.

This might stop big corporations & industrialists from influencing the policy decisions of the government covertly. The successful businessmen who continue to create wealth (irrespective of their wealth being routed for social cause) for their shareholders and government shall be suitably awarded with public posts. Their expertise would transform the local bodies as best administered. As they have enough wealth and are further restricted from making more, their effort will be more focussed towards public service and gaining recognition. When more such successful public service oriented businessmen join the system, public service will see a transformation, which in turn will have a positive cascading effect on the society …

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