Thursday, August 2, 2007 . 9:52 PMReligious Discrimination- the Bane of Society?
Religion plays a very big part in our lives. Christians dress in their Sunday best weekly, the Buddhists and Hindus pray fervently at their temples while the Muslims aim to visit the holy place of Mecca at least once in their lives. As a result, while it is sort of a spiritual fufilment to our mind and body, it has also become one of the greatest weapons being utilized in sowing discord amongst people.
Time and time again, history has repeaated and shown that religious discrmination is one of our greatest problems. From N.Ireland to Singapore and Switzerland. While being secular, or even cordial in our relationships. There is always an unspoken gap that seperates us from one another, so one questions- Wouldn't it be better if we were to say eliminate it from society?
In my opinion, religious discrimination is indeed our bane. Tearing apart people. Thus, what we really need would be to be able to tolerate. In a sense, while religion is a sensitive issue- humans have indeed shown very little tolerance for any form of discrimination. Just a snide remark could actually offset riots. So, I do feel that while the pinnacle of tolerance would be able to openly crack jokes(religious) at one another. We do need to be able to tolerate