Over the years we all have some how or the other seen religious discrimination or fanaticism. may it be in an open form( Wayward Hindu-Muslim jokes, Pope-Priest jokes or actual civil wars or fights where in people are hell bent on murder) or in behind-the-doors, closed whispers( woh Hindu hai usse dhoor raho OR yeh christans aise hee hotee hain). But still we(the current generation) has brought about a silent revolution which is unspoken and unconscious, but runs deep and affects all of us.
This effect is that of religious indifference. Despite of our religious prefrences or practicses(which have been ingrained into us from birth.), we still are a single bunch, a single youth that is not divisible by ambigous borders like religon becasue we are intelligent enough to recognise that at the end of the day we are all one and there is only one God who is common to all of us but we are diffrent just because of our ways to approach him/her.Confused?Let me explain with a story Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa(Swami Vivekananda’s Guru) told his disciples. he said that once there used to be a huge tank in the middle of a field. Everyday, a muslim man used to draw some water from it and called it pani. A hindu priest withdrew the same water and called it Jal and when a christan woman would do the same and name it water. But in essence of the subsstance, the immutable quantitiy or mass or water or jal or pani or whatever you call it, remains the same. In the same manner, whatever you name the omnipotent force, it remains the same. So it boils down to this: Billions of people fight with each other over the fact that whose NAME is right?
Also proof that we are way above such nonsense and the inspiration behind this blog is Christmas itself or any other festival for that matter. How often we have seen a christan boy burn phooljadis or burst crackers on the Hindu Festival Of Diwali or a Hindu girl having kheer at Ramzan at her Rakhi brother’s house or a Muslim family attending Church on Christmas eve to be a part of the midnight mass? These occurences are not coincidence but rather proof that unity does not need to be forced upon us but it is infact already becoming an innate attribute of our nature.