Reckless and uncontrolled pollution, resulting in the ever rising global warming and depletion of the ozone layer have already given mankind the taste of environmental catastrophes. We must live in harmony as the Devas do. Harmony, thy name is Law of Nature.
On the social side, the culture of fragmentation of humankind into rigid identities and illogical division into castes and subcastes, due largely to the negative role of political leaders and their religions surrogates, is lamentable. True, political leaders of one party can’t remain indifferent to other politicians, who misuse religion to take undue political mileage.
It is irony that we fight in the name of God and kill people while praising Him. How absurd does it sound that we praise the artist but dislike his painting; praise the poet but dislike his poetry. This is nothing but a culture of hypocrisy.
In my humble opinion, mankind has not been divided by Prophets and Holy Scriptures. Unity in diversity is God’s will. The basis of division and hatred are mainly economic, political, language, sectarianism, regionalism and rivalry among nations for domination and exploitation of the weaker nations. The whole human history bears a testimony to this argument. Huntington’s thesis of cultural and civilizational conflict is a motivated one and unnecessarily blown out of proportion by the world media. I think Lenin was right and Huntington is wrong.
InterFaith in our times has gone far beyond the first step of just taking of religious tolerance. Its being increasingly recognized that world religions have much in common with each other. Belief in one God has created tolerance and respect for each other.We are interrelated and interconnected with each other.We are not a group of