Terrorism is not part of any religion. Terrorism is a religion by itself, a religion of all those who become slaves of wrong mind sets blinded by selfishness, anger and perverted thoughts, self made or molded by others, which overtake their mind and brain which becomes a disease like Schizophrenia.�
Terrorists have no God, they are out casts. Terrorism existed from the time Cain killed Abel and became the first outcast. It existed in one form or other in the human race, in the fights between communes, between kingdoms, regions and nations, in the Crusade, in the World wars, in the action of the Colonialists, in the acts of Hitler, Stalin and many such, in the bombing of Nagasaki & Hiroshima, and many such thing happen around us in various parts of the world.
It is difficult to stop terrorism. When suppressed in one form, it appears in many other forms.� Oppression of down trodden and women are acts of terror. Stealing the livelihood of the have-nots by the rich in any form is a sort of terrorism.� Snatching the hard earned livelihood of the have-ones by have-nots is also terrorism.� Cheating part of own community of their place of worship is nothing less than terrorism.�
As in the case of Schizophrenia, the only way to heal terrorists is by medication, counseling and by bringing awareness of the essence of God and meaning and purpose of life by proper education and religious teachings.
There are attendant problems there too, as can be seen happening in many regions. When educated by Christian missionaries, the oppressed ones became aware of their rights and stood up against the oppression. The oppressors tried to crush them and turned against those who helped and terrorized them alleging of making conversions. The oppressed got united and took on to counter actions. �And so it goes on and on.
A person can be qualified as religious only when he follows the way of life as taught by his religion.� A true Christian is the one, and the only one, who have faith in Christ�s teachings, and tread the path Christ has shown, may whichever his traditional castings be. Like Christians here still follow many traditions of this land to where they�belong,� it is not necessary for one to change his tradition to follow a righteous way of life.
It need much sacrifice of many to get over it in every era. A national set up to involve participation is of the entire population is required to cause any significant change.
(Incidentally, I wrote a lengthy article on this �A Bitter Pill for India Reprieve�, touching many of these issues which was published few years back in a fortnightly and modified recently. If interested to share it, please mailto <papaul@...
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