I was watching the news (which is a really awful idea if you are already in a fed up mood and are not looking forward to the week to come) earlier. I’m so sick of the crap which is going on in our society. Let’s face it, Brexit won’t ever come to a proper negotiation. Theresa May looks like a female version of Mr Burns from The Simpsons. I’m not into politics, but even I can see that there won’t ever be a deal between the EU and the United Kingdom. Then there are Anti-Semitism happening against the Jewish population. The Jewish population have been attacked and treated horrendously throughout history. And for what? It stems from what is written in a book that everyone religious takes as stating true events. I’m not religious, but seriously, I’m sure that going from a book seems ridiculous to any logical thinking person.
None of us were around when books like the Bible were written. We have no idea whether they are an accurate portrayal of events or even if any of those things even happened. Before someone starts accusing me of being an Atheist, this isn’t what I’m being here. I’m merely saying that we shouldn’t take everything we read as gospel. We can’t prove that events happened as they were recorded. We already know from our own lives that not everyone is honest in the way that they record events. We know from Psychology that what one person perceives is not the same as someone else. As writers, we all write our accounts differently based on our own bias. The person/persons who contributed to religious books most likely had their own bias against certain groups of people etc.
Society needs to take a step back and see exactly what we’ve been doing for years due to religion etc. We are making judgments about groups of people that we do not know personally by what is written in official books. History may be different from what is written. We can’t prove it either way because none of us was alive when these things were written. Therefore, how is it right to judge and set down our morals of what is right or wrong by these texts. The future needs to be togetherness, rather than the divide which has been caused by religious texts and teachings. I know that it is hard for modern Jews to forgive what the German’s did to their past relatives during the war. However, we are not the same generation as those. Our ancestors do not define who we are today. The world has changed a lot since those times. I agree that the modern world is not a positive place. It doesn’t have to be that way though. We can pull together and give up all that divides us because we really don’t know the truth of what happened way back before we existed.