Fast Sundays 14: Easter

Day 98/365: When religion and the divine collide…

Fast Sundays: Every Sunday, I write a 300 words post on different topics of interest, after starring at the blank laptop screen for 3 minutes. Whatever pops into my mind at the end of the 3 minutes mark, that’s what I’ll scribble below.

I’m not a religious person, but I do believe in the divine. I am not going to church on Easter or Christmas, but I do pray for my family and my friends. I don’t give money away to have a priest pray for the dead, instead, I go ahead and give some clothes and food away to the less fortunate, as many times in a year as possible. I simply think it’s wrong when religion and the divine collide.

The thing about religion is, I don’t quite like it. I like the idea of the divine, the perfect, the ideal, but only because as humans, we are all taught about trying to be the best versions of ourselves at the end of our lives. So looking after your life purpose and trying to be the best at what you do is natural.

In my opinion, religion and the divine should never collide. Religion is an invention by the people, to try and profit from the gullible and the lonely. The divine is something that people live and feel without attending an Easter service or any other prayer. It’s all written in your essence anyway, so why would you need to pray to a God who asks for attendance?

What kind of an all-powerful God would ask for attendance anyway?

Religion is just another form of keeping the masses occupied. If you look at Facebook, you can almost say it’s a religious cult in itself, and the largest one on the planet. We all do it every day, we all pray to have internet for it and we all seem to be really into it. But in reality, it just reassures the lonely that he’s not lonely and the gullible that he’s not the only one who’s miserable.

Divinity is all about inner peace. You don’t need to be good or peaceful just for Easter or any other religious celebrations. You should be like that for as many days of the year as you can. You won’t be for all, because we’re only humans after all, but approaching the divine simply means approaching that state of inner calm and happiness that you can go to whenever you need to.

The ultimate divinity is in the people, and the ultimate religion is love.

Thank you for your time!

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