I have been a JFL (Just For Laughs) addict ever since I was a child. I remember I used to watch them with my family and the giggles that would fill the room. Recently I was watching few JFL videos from youtube and I must confess sometimes I feel chained. I move from one video to another and keep saying just one more until I have spent 3 hours.
Anyway, this is not what the blog is about as you can read the title.
It so happened that I was watching one of the JFL videos and they were as usual pranking people. One pregnant lady would ask their victim to look after her 3 kids while she went to the Public Toilet and after sometime she comes back with a baby in her arms. Now among those people one was a girl in Scarf. Yes she was a Muslim.
Apparently she wasn’t a terrorist, had no guns and neither was she harassing, abusing, torturing the kids while the pregnant lady went to the toilet. She was smiling, talking to the kids and looking after them.
When I moved to see the comments, there were no laughs. There was a battle going on over Religion. Some people swearing, cursing or talking about Islam and others swearing and cursing back at them for having said so.
There was another JFL video where there were 2 Nuns who asked for charity and when their prank victim gave them coins, they would buy themselves a drink. Again the comments were full of some people swearing at the religion while the others swearing back at them.
You know what?
Let me tell you.
For no matter which God you follow, whether you go to church, mosque, temple, if you bend on the ground or stand to pray, NO RELIGION TEACHES YOU TO MISBEHAVE WITH OTHERS.
In fact all religion are based on equality, love, peace and brotherhood. To respect others. To be calm with others. To help others when they need. That all people, white or black, male or female, tall or short, beautiful or ugly are creations of the God (which-so-ever name you ascribe him with). That they all should be loved as your brothers.
This is called humanity and HUMANITY IS THE GREATEST RELIGION because every religion teaches you to be HUMAN.
I have been schooled since childhood in a place where every religion kids came. My friends include Muslims, Hindus and Christians. They have come to my house on Eids and I have gone to their house on Diwalis and Christmases. My prayer has never effected them and neither their prayers have effected me.
If a man hits his wife, rapes young girl, blasts a school building, looses virginity before marriage or murders someone, ITS NOT HIS/HER RELIGION. It’s because he/she has some serious mental issues, personal choices or it is the culture he/she was brought up in.
How can you possibly expect someone to respect your religion when you are the one swearing and abusing others. :S :S :S That’s silly you know. Its more of like this :
Don’t blame religion for the mistakes of culture because true religion is HUMANITY and every religion teaches us so.
If you are a Muslim or a Hindu or a Jew or a Christian, before disrespecting other’s religion you should first respect your own religion. Because swearing at others religion is not what your religion has taught you. So if you are misbehaving, cursing, swearing or insulting other’s religion you are actually doing something against your own religion.
The people who insult others religion and only respect their own religion have No Religion at all because Humanity is the greatest religion.
As a Muslim, I love, respect and care all other Religion because this is what my religion is. What’s Yours?