Religion and moral values
Why is it that no matter where I turn my head I find people equating religion to ethics? Or lack of! Just people of any faith look at everyone else as being lacking ethics, morals and all values.
An interesting comment I got by a recent "revert" to Islam, in which she described her life before Islam as being lived "in sin". While I doubt any person can live 100% in sin even if they wanted to, I'm equally shocked by the way some of the teaching were delivered to the trusting, unsuspecting and open to guidance lady.
Even the prophets themselves didn't claim the honor of cleansing the history of humanity with their message. So home come some people are thinking along those lines!?
Religion augments any moral system. It reaffirms it. It values it. It complements it. It endorses it if yo wish. It doesn't create it from scratch! That's what many people fail to even comprehend.
Do you know what was there before Islam? Yes, there was Jahilyyeh (Ignorance) but does that mean that there were no morals and no ethics?
I'm just shocked of the ways people use these arguments to show their moral superiority because of religion. When I know for a fact that religion, or at least the religious shell of most, doesn't stop them from committing the most heinous of acts.
Sometimes, even in the name of religion!
I just wish I can look at the whole religious nation and see them just simply "grow up". I sincerely hope they would some day actually see the big picture!
Religion is great, faith is awesome. But excuse me, a lot was done before any of it even saw the light