Religious leaders are collectively responsible for making the society believe in the myth that their religion is the most superior religion in the whole world and nobody is capable of challenging their religion’s supremacy. They do so by utilizing the art of limited perception.
The Bible, Gita, Quran, Upanishads, Vedas, Guru Granth Sahib are not just books, they are huge books. These religious leaders pick out one line from these books and with the help of that one line they prove their superiority and other religion’s inferiority. Tell me how can one line be interpreted in a single way without studying its implications? Why was that statement made? Why was it written in such a way? Every religion has its set of drawbacks and strengths. Quoting one line out of these extremely huge Holy Books isn’t enough to prove a thing.
They do not accept alternating opinions and anybody who raises a voice against them is accused of blasphemy and things like that. If you ever attend a religious conference you will see that these people almost teach the same things. Never lie, don’t cheat, don’t harm anyone, respect everyone, help others and obey the Almighty. People appreciate them for saying so but frankly speaking there is nothing new in these words? We’ve been taught these things since time immemorial and it doesn’t take much time to repeat these things in an inspiring way after practicing a speech to perfection. I don’t have great fondness for religious leaders and that is why I believe in my own independent and pragmatic understanding of life and my religion.