When people are born, typically, they’re raised by a mom and a dad. They learn a lot from them, and they grow up doing most of their habits.
So, as you grow up, you become familiar with your parents’ religion. You get used to the way they pray. You accept their God, their ways of life.
Most of you reading the above lived that way. This is how you acquired your religion, and you barely learned about others, but you don’t have to. Why? Because you’re okay with yours.
Some people consider this as child abuse. When you only educate your children about one religion, you impose it on them, you don’t give them a choice. And this is the first brainwashing a person survives.
You are aware of the concept of brainwashing. A popular example of the brainwashed people is a person who is willing to blow himself up because he’s convinced that a great reward is waiting for him in “Heaven”. Take a moment to think about how you were brainwashed as a child into believing that your religion is the “Truth”.
“There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.”
― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
Whether your religion is peaceful or not, you don’t have the right to mock that person who blew himself up to kill others in the name of Allah. Because in your turn, your religion is doing a wonderful job into making you believe in things that might be false, and it also is limiting your imagination, blocking you from scientific truths at some point.
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use…”
― Galileo Galilei
~ Thank you