unquestionable faith drives a small segment of people within every religious
group. Facts don’t matter to them, and now, they are challenging the ban on
gatherings to minimize the spread of Corona.
Is there a
religious group out there that is devoid of defiant people?
examples are listed here below; please note that a majority of all religious
people have chosen to stay home and not gather in large numbers or gather to
pray in their places of worship.
group of Orthodox Jews have challenged the government of Israel for their ban
on gathering at the western wall.
rightists are ignoring the safety precautions and have chosen to pray in
congregations. In contrast, almost all mosques in the world have been shut
down, including the holiest of the Mosques in Mecca, Medina, Najaf, Karbala,
and other ‘sacred’ places of worship. The Sunni, Shia, Ahmadiyya, and Sufi
Muslim leaders have offered the right guidance to their congregations.
fundamentalists among Hindus have organized Cow Urine drinking gatherings with
the belief that it is a cure for all ailments, including Corona, while a
majority has chosen otherwise.
Christian conservatives Pastors and Governors in the United States have defied
the ban on gatherings and holding prayers in the churches and urging people to
go to the beaches.
community has taken their belief to their heart, risking their lives and
serving humankind by feeding the hungry, disinfecting passing cars, bicycles,
and other modes of transportation. The Sikhs have become a model community to
common to all of them is blind faith in God, but that is their belief, just as
we all have our own convictions.
behaviour is purely human; during difficult times, when we don’t understand the
complexities of nature, some among us choose to have faith in God, and that is
their choice, as it comforts them.
itself is common sense – created to build cohesive societies where every human
feels secure about his/her faith, ethnicity, culture, race, and other
uniqueness. The idea of religion was to bring peace and harmony to society in
general. A majority of people get that right, and a few don’t. We need to find
a way for the few to see their religion. I am sure there is a book on all
religions that highlights the common sense approach of the respective faiths.
In the case of Islam, there is a book out on Amazon called the American Muslim
the only species who have the capability of surviving the calamities, fires,
floods, Tsunamis, Katrina’s, meteorites, drought, famine, and other deadly
diseases. The causer (God) of all creation has uploaded intelligence into
humans to survive. Indeed, humans are also known as the honored species for
If we can
learn to respect the otherness of the others and accept the God-given
uniqueness of each one of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge.
No group is
free from blind faith. If blind faith brings solace to some, let them have it,
don’t denigrate it.
stay away from them and don’t catch what they have. Take your precautions, wash
your hands, cover your mouth and nose, and be careful what you touch. Most
certainly keep a distance from other humans for the time being.
seen many epidemics in history, the great plague, Spanish flu, chicken flu,
swine flu, HIV, Ebola and a whole lot. And now, Corona and this shall pass too.
Shah of https://themuslimtimes.info/ writes about the immune system, “Looking
for the answer to this question brings us to our immune system, which is a
fantastic, wonderfully organized, a military machine that each of us possesses
against thousands if not millions of bacteria and viruses. This system has
helped us, and our ape ancestors survive for millions of years.”
most of us will survive and live on, and some of us will not. How do we cope
with it? How do we free ourselves, if we live on, or leave the world? Here is
an inspiring video that offers solutions.
life before and after Corona
Ghouse is a Public Speaker, thinker, author, business consultant, organizer,
newsmaker, and an interfaith wedding officiant. He is deeply committed to
Religious Freedom, Human Rights, and Pluralism in Religion, Politics, and
Societies. His new book American Muslim Agenda is available on Amazon, and two
more books on Human Rights and Pluralism will be released this year. He is
committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on
issues of the day. www.TheGhousediary.com
Headline: Corona and Blind Faith
Source: The Counter Currents