Free Daily Reads 2022: Article 318

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Article Title: No More Opium, Please


Article Summary

In this article, the author talks about how religion has proven itself inimical to the peace it claims to beget. Whether God exists? is the question which has forever enthralled out curious minds and has given rise to multiple hypotheses that have segregated the human race –  leaving each religious community feeling that it reserves God’s benevolence for itself, leaving others at the mercy of their own gods who seem to be less powerful than theirs. A man vs man tug of war is being played in the name of religion. Human rights, ironically believed to be enjoined by every religion, are the biggest casualty of religious zealotry. Seeing the malfeasance and evil which has prevailed despite God’s existence, the author – who once was a firm believer – has turned irreligious. He says this perverse religious zealotry has made humanism dead and values of tolerance and compassion to perish. He thinks that only by conducting God out of our National Frontiers can we retrieve a perfect religious harmony.

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Words to learn from this Article:

Ambivalent: Uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

Fillip: Anything that makes one feel encouraged

Morbid: Suggesting an unhealthy mental state

Provisional: Under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

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