Make Peace, Not War!

Hey you!

Have you missed me? I sure have missed you.

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I last wrote. Things have been pretty hectic. And I feel as though I have lost my creative edge mainly because I take all writing subjects and it feels as though all the words are being forced out of me. I write for pleasure. Not for necessity. I write because I feel words can bring to life what pictures and other things cannot. To be very honest, I don’t even know what I want to write today so forgive me if this piece isn’t up to the mark.

What IS Victoria’s secret?! 

No, I’m just kidding.

Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?

It’s a bit controversial but bear with me,

If you’ve seen/read The Giver you’ll know that it’s in black and white for most parts because things like colour, race, religion they create differences. Differences in our day and time are not perceived as a bad thing. But that’s just on the surface. What lies underneath is a completely different matter.

Differences cause insecurities. Everyone is aware that there is always someone better than them, with the exception of those extreme narcissists but that doesn’t make them any less capable than those around them it just means someone else has a little or a great deal that they can learn from. What scares people is that they are aware of the philosophical take on religion. Since religion is man made and men are part of the physical world in which nothing can be certain-  how can one prove-let alone believe in the existence of God?

It isn’t enough for them to believe. They need everybody else to believe with them. But on that note, how do you convince people to believe in something you yourself are not sure of? That’s why differences are dangerous. Someone comes along with a completely different view on the subject and that calls into question the source of information. People, as I’m sure you and I both know are not satisfied with the answer of ‘The Holy Book’ because that itself is man made.

What people fail to remember that all religion is just a way of reaching the end goal- which is God and Heaven. If people do get there using alternate means- a.k.a other religions who are we to judge? As long as they get there. Whatever makes them happy. Whatever they want. It’s a choice. As ungrateful as it may sound we can’t chose a lot of things but the things we do have control over- I say we keep it that way. It’s an individual choice. Don’t get me wrong. I firmly believe in God but what I don’t believe in is innocent people being killed under his name.

Although I don’t completely agree with this, I like John Green’s explanation:

“People, I thought, wanted security. They couldn’t bear the idea of death being a big black nothing, couldn’t bear the thought of their loved ones not existing, and couldn’t even imagine themselves not existing. I finally decided that people believed in an afterlife because they couldn’t bear not to.” 


But then again Elizabeth Gilbert says;

“I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.”


We can be easily confused by the multiple sources of knowledge we are open to. This just goes to show how incapable we are of making proper judgements and therefore, should NOT make any.

John Lennon takes the words right out of my mouth;


“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.” 


Be lovers and not haters!

Until next time guys!

XXO,

Sara Malik.© 

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