I am a human fetus and I confess that, I do not bear any religion. My parents give me a name and I grow up from a baby to a child to a adolescent to a youth to an adult to old. In the process, I am stimulated to embrace a particular religion.
I am created with the same blood, flesh and all components of a human being. So, why am I forced to be confined to one religion only? Is it because, I have chosen the womb of a particular religion?? Or is it because, I cannot express my opinion??? Or is it that I have not taken birth as Jesus, Muhammad, Adi Shankara, Guru Nanak, Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Zoroaster or founder of hundreds of new religions????
Everyone agrees that religion is a way of living life. Then why so much bitterness among religions, temptations by political leaders and religious leaders to pronounce some religion as bad or inferior than other religion. Does the creator of life in this earth have induced any rule to live? If yes, why not follow the creator’s rules; If not, then who are we to create rules for others to follow? Everyone forgets the basics of religion and interprets same religion in various ways.
I am so much agonized that every day, mass murder occurrs across the globe due to religion/color or the skin. Has this the creator of life, ever thought about ? Are we challenging his creation?? If yes, then are we forcing the creator to end lives in the earth via natural calamities???
So, can I request you all that let me choose the religion, like I choose my career, life partner, other choices in my lifetime. It is my Life and I have all right to decide for myself.
p.s. If one wishes to consider the category of “human” a moral category, then one is left with no way of showing that the fetus is full human without question.
By Jayant Panigrahi at indiaopines blog