Religion and Faith in Humanity

Topics: Religion, Herman Melville, Human Pages: 1 (275 words) Published: September 15, 2013
RELIGION AND FAITH IN HUMANITY

According to me, discussion about which religion is true or the best doesn’t hold any significance because for me, religion is something that controls the man of the innumerous temptations available all around and directs the man to the righteous path and elicits the humanity in him. Herman Melville, Moby Dick rightly said “I have no objection to any person's religion, be it what it may, so long as that person does not kill or insult any other person, because that other person don't believe it also. But when a man's religion becomes really frantic; when it is a positive torment to him; and, in fine, makes this earth of ours an uncomfortable inn to lodge in; then I think it high time to take that individual aside and argue the point with him.” The diversity of religions in this world might make a person think of divisions within men too, but if a person respects the individual’s private space and the freedom of his beliefs and not come in the way of anyone else’s faith and customs, the world can definitely be a more peaceful place. As Mahatma Gandhi rightly says that one's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's. Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.

“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.” -Khalil Gibran
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