Well, we were dicussing about it at home. Somehow it limits us. From performing any bad acts which is good. It also restricts our train of thoughts.
As we were talking about this, we came to the conclusion that religion is a word that carries huge amount of worth in it. It's something from which many things can be discovered, reinvented to satisfy one's mind.
It's cliched. Very. We just have to spend some time on it to realise the cliche(ness) that it portrays.
According to me, religious is another name for the practises we follow. Very absurd? Isn't it, yes. I think so too, and it makes sense to me.
Coming to the practises that is follow at home, despite the various backgrounds that we come from, all of us have a lot of similarity in us. The food we eat, the clothes we wear, communication, the kind of music that we favour, the hobbies that we indulge in......
Perhaps, as a south indian i am to eat rice and sambar at home, somebody from the north eats the same too. It's that we add different spices to suit our conveniences.
Does it allow changes to be incorporated into it?
We are the most evolved on planet earth, and we are expected to churn out something new every time. But, implementation takes time(lots at times). At the same time, it works.
I used to call myself non-religious, some time back. Religion is so very linked to god and godly matters, that it is difficult to draw a line(however thin it may be) between the two.
I am religious, in the practises i follow. Rice is my staple food too(though i don't prefer it), i wear kurtas, i language i speak, the way we celebrate festivals...
On the other hand, they are some things that i don't do. And i feel satisfied not doing those things. Trying to find the reason behind this, is worthless. Perhaps, it helps. It took my family to acclimatizing. And me to modify my rigid opinions on some matters.
To be continued...
ps: These are my very own views. I might sound obnoxious at places, sorry for that. I am to continue on this, intermittantly perhaps. Those who don't find it apt, can skip this article.