My opinions and views on religion
— as I understand it and as it is associated with social and cultural phenomena, that I have seen …
— This is a 3.7 K worded article, with very well meaning humor, some of which you might not find alluring to your taste, but how would I know, if I were not to tell them. Its well organized even though long, so not a good idea to skip section just because you want to know “why Jesus was killed?”. So, it begins with some personal philosophies or views as you may.
Are there any difference between Views and Opinions?
I hardly have views on anything. More appropriately, I must confess, I keep them to myself. I was once advised, that our views in the world doesn’t matter. Not knowing how to deal with that view, I let go, of that view.
So I am ready to imagine that, these are not views, rather these are my opinions and as they come, if the world doesn’t see any value in them, these opinions are liable to be rejected, criticized, un-understood, despised; anything but be treated for what they really are, opinions. Opinions are like taste.
I have met many folks, who do not like the taste of green tea, or a pickle or a movie or a conversation. A brilliant conversation by some peoples taste standard, is a lousy one, for another individual or a group. This is the single-most suitable logic, why one must have his own set of opinions, despite of its acceptability. There are no universally acceptable opinions.
That is, we can not please everyone, so we must have our opinions. But, we must see that our opinions doesn’t cause us inconvenience. Because, we hardly have any control over our or another persons tastes. We may have some respect, for another persons tastes or opinions. We seldom think its appropriate to show our respect for others tastes and opinions, and we do show respect, sometimes.
Enough then, about tastes and opinions.
How is a view different from an opinion?
A view is more so connected, with what we see, which may be unique again, because there is one observer, than an opinion, an opinion is a matter of taste, what we like and do not like, irrespective of what we see.
Although a view has a connotation of relevance a bit more, than the relevance of an opinion, in the real world opinions makes more sense, than a view. And if your opinion has no value for any uncanny type of individual, how is he going to give value to your views?
To be able to respect others views, which is more important, we must in someway develop some tolerance for others tastes. So in that sense, a view is a refined opinion, howsoever gorgeous it sounds, at the level of our understanding, a view is still an opinion.
Without cutting more grass than needed for the horse, I am therefore, going to express my views on religion as I understand it. — And, I am sorry I called my readers a horse, but I also called myself a grass cutter. :P
My personal, social, religious background.
I am borne into a Hindu Brahman family. — You are glad to know that? :D
This proclamation, in my mind, has no more significance, than say, the social and cultural settings in which I grew and the quality of my life, which is insured by such a connection, if it is and oppositely; the amount of vulgarities that is supposedly deserved by me because I am a Brahman.
If this sounds like any self-abasement, then you are hearing me partly, because, I am just trying to give a complete picture.
Some of the advantage, that are supposed to be applicable to any Brahman, but