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Sunday the 25th of June 2006

11:03:45 PM

Just a small little blog entry. I was watching Bombay a few minutes earlier. Not a great movie for most of its parts, especially at the beginning where some silly romantic track is added. But the second half is pretty good when it loosely touches upon the Hindu-Muslim riots in Mumbai in the year 1992, in response to the demolition of the Babri Masjid.

I don't want to get into the details of the movie. But watching movies like these always leaves me with an intense bitterness towards the concept of religion in general. The most atrocious mass murders and genocides are committed in the name of religion. Religion, which is supposed to be the most sacred concept and supposed to inspire people to achieve the highest sense of humanity, becomes the cause of such violent hatred. It's times like these, when I see absolutely sensible people kill others just because they belong to a different religion, that I want to change into Agnoticism. I'm a Catholic. Not devout by any means because I don't believe I need religion in my life to be a good person. I'm yet to find a religion which is perfect. Buddhism comes close but it preaches a path into extreme austerity which may leave you with a peaceful but boring life. I just don't get why people need to fight in the name of religion. There isn't even a fucking proof that there is God and people are ready to become hateful criminals in His name.

I just wish that many more movies like Bombay are made not only in India but all over the world. Unless these idiots, who are ready to wield guns and swords in the name of religion, are not faced with the truth behind what they are doing, they'll never see sense.

Really. Concentrate on becoming good people, not religious people.... For that, I truly commend Mao Tse Tung's Communist policies. Religion is like a wall that'll never allow people to remain united.

And now before my short blog entry extends into a long one... I'll shut up.

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