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My perfect Utopia…

Posted by Madame on November 30, 2008

I have spent the last few days with my eyes literally glued to the TV watching the horrific events unfold in Mumbai and it has left me totally dispirited and emotionally drained. It has also left me with more questions than answers…

Is Islam really an evil religion? Where does fanaticism stem from? Why is it that any atrocities carried out by Mulims are labelled as terrorism whilst those carried out by the Western world are deemed acceptable? Can we label George W Bush as a Christian jihadist? Geroge W, did after all call the war in Afghanistan, “a crusade”😉 Isn’t religion really the root cause of all evil?

I know that I have written quite a few articles which are against Organised Religion and such and the terrorist attack in Mumbai, validates my stance on this even further. Religion is open to a person’s/religious teacher’s interpretation and herein, lies the danger. If you have an fanatical teacher, he/she will impart their fanatical views to their followers.

All Holy Books are written by man, I have yet to find proof that God himself wrote these books😉 All these Holy Books were written by mere mortals who supposedly were inspired by and were messangers from God. Question…Who made them God’s messangers? Answer….They were all self-appointed!😀 This is fact NOT fiction!

Religion has been used for centuries as a form of subjugation and mind control. Religion preys on the weak and feeble-minded by feeding into their insecurities. Religion is NOT a unifier but rather a divider…for whether we are honest enough to admit it or not…it does breed discrimination and intolerance. The terms gentile, kafir, heathen are all proof of this discrimination! Why is it that it is politically incorrect to use the word ‘Nigger’ or ‘Chink’ but it is socially acceptable to use terms such as ‘kafir’? Isn’t it exactly the same? Also a form of discrimination? One is racially related whilst the other has a religious connotation…the end result is EXACTLY the same!!! Discrimination and intolerance…

Religion is like an exclusive club…either you belong and are fully accepted OR you don’t belong and thus scorned and made to feel less worthy than the ‘exclusive set’. Some misguided Christians actually believe that irrespective of whether you are a ‘good person’ or not, you don’t stand a chance of entering heaven unless you belong to their ‘exclusive club’. Hmmm….mind boggling stupidity, perhaps?!😉

The more I think about….Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a world where religion becomes totally superfluous? A world where a person is measured by their moral conscience rather than their religious affiliation? A world that is mature enough to say ‘NO’ to the divisiveness of religion?

Welcome to my perfect Utopia….a world without religion🙂

20 Responses to “My perfect Utopia…”

  1. Fed-Up said

    Hhmmm…not sure about a religion-free world Madame, although I do share your anger at those damn terrorists who kill in the name of their extremist religious ideals, cos even if we were to take away all religions from the world, these same group of narrow minded bigots would prob find some other object of adoration to be extremist about……..

    See how the UMNO branch in Penang got all excited and high when they welcomed their idol, the stupid Ahmad Ismail to their meeting?

  2. sactyr said

    I don’t think a religion-free world would be any better. If we don’t have religion to fight over, then we would simply turn to something else to argue over; race and skin colour perhaps?

    The problem is, like you said, much of these organised religions are open to interpretation by your local church/mosque leader. This problem could partially be solved by coming up with a “standardised” Bible or Quran or whatever which is more prone to open interpretation. Make it clear cut so that everyone has the same understanding.

    If that doesn’t help, there is always spirituality, i.e. meditation and the likes, and also non-organised religions.

  3. Lays said

    Holy books serve the purpose of political influence. There are many implications in these holy books to divide people from different faith, or even, eliminate them.

    A world which build based on values, such as love and compassion, is way better than a world with religions.

  4. […] My perfect Utopia… Can we label George W Bush as a Christian jihadist? Geroge W, did after all call the war in Afghanistan, “a crusade” Isn’t religion… […]

  5. Sounds like a fun place your Utopia. Where can I sign up😀

  6. barbie said

    As much as I agree with you on the religion thing, I bet human will always find ways to go against each other. If it is not religion, perhaps colour or any imaginable cause. In a way it’s reminiscence of ‘survival of the fittest’ and in this case, religion is just a tool to be used to ‘survive’ or gain power against another entity.

    ps: Utopia itself is a ‘religion’. HAHA! Going semantic!

  7. Madame said

    I agree with what all of you said….Human beings will always find something to fight over. However, my point it that while universally racism is condemned, why isn’t religious elitism condemned as well? Dont u think that the world we live in today is far more ‘religious’ than say….40yrs ago? It is this religiousness that scares me….and I’m not talking only Islam here…😉

    Barbie…strictly defined, Utopia is a perfect place/state of mind😉

  8. mesoso said

    utopia is having barbie by my side, sipping pina colada on a beach in bora bora, watching the sunset together until sunrise until sunset again and sunrise and sunset and sunrise..mesoso means forever lor..hehehe
    😛

  9. barbie said

    Utopia is a perfect place/state of mind – Garden of Eden and Heaven? Nirvana? An existence free from worry in a state of bliss or enlightenment?😛

  10. erniejean said

    My idea of Utopia would be where all these violent fanatics (UMNO yoyos included) be identified, tagged/marked and sent to some faraway island in the North Pole, right below where there a hole in the ozone layer and be left to roast slowly by the ultra violet rays…….while the rest of us good folks enjoy peace and freedom from terror.

    Not sure about elitism though, be it religious or racial…….after all, think it’s only human nature to be obssesive about certain things compared to others….just so long nobody else gets hurt by this.

  11. Abracadabra said

    I do agree that we fight almost over everything regardless if it is religion or ideology, etc. But religion is a slighlty different thing. Religion somehow taps into our spirituality or psyche thhat no other differences are capable of. Ideology we are not fighting for a real person, but religion can be a ‘real’ person. Religion is facing obstacles good and bad, in the name of love for a patriach figure. Ideology aor economics don’t.

  12. Abracadabra said

    To add on,

    I personally think that there is all sort of fanatism, from capitalist fanatism to socialist fanatism to religious fanatism. as I say earlier religious fanatism, in this case I am referring to are abrahamic religions have a father figure. Some people treat him as almost like a family member. Imagine if you have your loved one getting hurt by some evil-doer, you would probably want to wrench their neck for hurting your loved one. Same goes for this ‘father’ figure.

    but like all loved ones, some of them make us into better person, achieve greater heights, do wonderful stuff. How do you think Barack got his presidency, he first needs Michelle to say yes, “i allow you to run for presidency first”.😉 Knowing that loved ones are there for us allow us to overcome unthinkable travesty, and this ‘father figure’ is no exception.

    But there are some loved ones who can turn us into worse people. Familiar not with the news of obsessed lovers who go through great lengths to be with their obsession?

    Unlike ideology or economics, religions have ‘father’ figure. A character that may entirely be fictional or grossly misrepresented which people come to love, and it is this that can inspire to do MUCH MORE than any other differences.

  13. sinnerconman said

    Jesus Christ was the promised saviour to the chosen people who rejected him when he came to preach the kingdom of God and to die for us for the wages of sin is death and the gift of God is eternal life. The Jews are waiting for the coming of their Messiah; the Christians are waiting for the return of Jesus Christ; and the Muslims are also waiting for the coming of Isa. They all wait for the same One to come to the same place in Jerusalem. Meanwhile they keep on killing each other in the name of their so called religion and their so called god: each trying to kill more for their so called god and to show to their so called god how “holy” they are. Utopia will come when Christ/Messiah/Saviour sets up the kingdom of God, starting small and gradually spread to the who world where he will rule forever and ever. Amen. Let us pray “your kingdom come” and “blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth” Utopia is coming when “God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passes away”

  14. Madame said

    Sinnerconman,

    While I respect your religious views, you have just proved a point that I have been trying to make😉

    Why is it that ‘some’ Christians have this over whelming need to evangelise the world? Why do they feel this need to preach their beliefs to ppl who did not ask for it? Does it not imply disrespect of another person’s beliefs? I find this to be a predominantly Christian trait and more so amongst the ‘born-again’ sect…

  15. sinnerconman said

    Madame, I thank you that you have proven your point. I mentioned so many so called religions. That is their prerogative since Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evils and since then humanity decide what is right and what is wrong and they became gods and remember it is also humans, actually the chosen people who killed the Son of God and yet God allowed it to happen. So called (again) christians are trying to evangelise and convert the world because they do not know the great master plan of God for all humanity mainly they think that they must save as many souls as possible now and that today is the only day for salvation. To them their so called god is so weak and useless being not able to save all the souls and so some “other christians ” sincerely work so hard for the so called god, and is it possible that they are sincerely wrong? I am a sinner and I am proud to use my net name sinnerconman when I could not register as sinnerman. God loves everybody including sinners and it is those who think that they are holy and righteous will go to heaven but I still prefer to stay back on earth where utopia will be set up and everybody will realised that it is when it becomes a reality. This utopia is for every one because God in Peter says, that none should perish. If I hurt anyone especially christians I ask for forgiveness and the peace of Jesus be with you.

  16. Religionless said

    To me religion is just like a subject taught in life. It’s solely between you and god and no one has the right to punish except God.

  17. Fi-sha said

    I don’t condone to the recent mumbai attacks and I don’t think we should drag religions in determining the motive of such horrendous attack.

    The world is so quick to condemn Pakistan because it is a Muslim country but the world forget to look at thousands or maybe millions of Kashimiri Muslims who have been killed by Indian troops for the past 2 decades – just because Kashmir wanted an independence from India.

    Indian government is also so fast to respond that it will act decisively against Pakistan.

    Are lives of those Kashmiri Muslims so dirt cheap while the 171 souls perished in Mumbai attack are priceless that we need to create another war, in another country? Oh please…where is our conscience?

  18. gunnfan said

    Fave bumper sticker no 2: My karma ran over my dogma.

    😀

  19. Don said

    “Why do they feel this need to preach their beliefs to ppl who did not ask for it?”

    if ppl to believe strongly about something and more importantly if they love someone and know that they were dead yet made alive by someone, would they not want to share this good news??.. true, they can’t force, but they can indeed share…. if one does not want to accept that is their choice…

    likewise yourself, why do you blog?, why are you currently sharing your views?… because you believe them to be true, but that does not mean that it is :)…but you share it nonetheless..

    if indeed one says that one is a Christian, and realizes that he or she is a sinner and accepts the grace of God that Christ died and rose again for sinners as ourselves to redeem us back unto Himself (this is just a very brief summary), would we not want to share this good news with others?… even more so that God has instructed us to do so?…

    “All Holy Books are written by man, I have yet to find proof that God himself wrote these books😉 All these Holy Books were written by mere mortals who supposedly were inspired by and were messangers from God. Question…Who made them God’s messangers? Answer….They were all self-appointed!😀 This is fact NOT fiction!”…..

    what proofs are you looking for exactly?…. one of the usual tests employed first would be textual accuracy… within and without… meaning within the text(are there contradictions?, if so, where, and compared with the whole revealed Word of God?) and to things describing the surrounding etc… then there’s prophecy…. no mere man could have ever predicted the prophecies in the Bible… places, times, ppl involved etc…

    and to the exclusiveness of Christianity… the way you make it sound as though its some fancy club :)… sadly there are some Christians who might think that they are professing their faith correctly but sadly they are just following their own imaginations and not God’s Word… therein lies the advancement of false ideas about Christianity… by not reading, misinterpreting,etc…. no Scripture is simply open to any interpretation according to one’s fancy… it has to interpreted with God’s guidance and as a whole, and not out of context… God is Holy, God is Love, God is Merciful, God is Righteous, God is Just,God is Wise…if God did not guard His own holiness or His own person or character He would not be God… if God is truth, and there is no other, then God would not be God to say that all religions are fine and dandy… the thing is we’re ALL sinners… even the best we do or the perceived good things are tainted.. God is perfect… He can by no means clear the guilty.. but He has in Christ, by His death and resurrection… we who were once dead are alive in Christ… ( i do realize that many ppl will not agree, and pls to realize that what’s said above is very very very brief, and not touching on a whole lot of matters too, however if you want to have further discussion feel free to mail me at don.andris.c@gmail.com…. hopefully i wont be spammed or anything🙂

    to Madame again, if you really do seek proof, seek it out, both of the way things are, what the Bible says of it, life etc, sin, creation vs evolution, redemption, suffering, purpose,…etc…examine the Bible carefully, not of what ppl say about it, but what it says by itself…why were we created?… why am i writing this?..haha:)… why do we work??… etc..etc..
    i do pray that you may seek, for indeed the evidence will need a verdict…
    if i came across as self-righteous or anything like that, i do apologize, i assure you that is not my intention… im a sinner saved by God’s grace..

  20. blah said

    the author of this essay seriously needs a little brain…if s/he would take the trouble to admit it i might be generous enough to lend her some. islam is a religion that has the strongest base and the most convincing evidence of its existence. if s/he would kindly take the trouble to read an english translation of the Qur’an she will find that the discoveries made by science had been written in the Qur’an years before the scientists were even born! i ask him/her could a “mere self-appointed messenger” know all this? if you do not have the guts to accept that there are rules set by an eternal God and you should follow it then please do not try to make other people follow your deluded and brainless path. this may be your sick opinion but in a world with constraints of civilization it should be excercised that one does not speak his/her brainless mind without thinking..it is bound to raise controversies.

    i speak with your best interests at heart. goodluck with scavenging a little brainfgor yourself.

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