What if –
Turban knew of white gowns?
Kuran met the cross in town?
Kashi mentioned Haj halts?
Kirpan visited puja stalls?

I know the ifs shall lead you where
A place with no bloodshed and despair.
If GOD resides in every man
Yet religion permits guns in hand
What conspired myth you proudly live?
And what is he, that gets killed?
Yet, its the place of ifs you hide
Behind reasons vaguer than your life!
And if –
Religion still schools you to war
I, an atheist deserve an applaud.

Thank you for reading.
Never let the words fall short! ☺

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72 Comments

  1. Really thoughtful 🙂

  2. Interessante!

    1. Thank you! ☺

  3. We have classified and divided the God between my God, his God, her God, their God. If so, then is God the God?

    1. Exactly! I appreciate the question you put forward. A very valid point. Thank you!

  4. Well written Sweta.. I still amaze how often people “gods” do gets offended in name of religious practices. Only god knows better

    1. Thank you Gourav. It is indeed a very difficult scenario to understand the minds of such people.

  5. […] has produced an excellent poem titled “If Religion Schools You To War” and from it I quote the all-important final […]

  6. Reblogged this on Jyoti.

    1. Thank you for reading and sharing the words. ☺

  7. beautiful!

    1. Thank you.

  8. Aren’t we secular yet?

    1. I wish there were less bloodsheds to suffice secularism.

      1. We all wish the same…
        But sometimes we can just be mere spectators 🙁

        1. Yes we do and it is disheartening how the majority gets ignited by a few and turn into violence seeking minds behind the veil of religion.
          Promoting one’s criminal offences in the name of religion is the worst. That’s polluting beliefs.

          1. I too agree with that but situations in our country are way better than Middle eastern and Mediterranean countries !!!
            But its worthless comparing.. We need to be best and resolve the fights so that Secularism doesn’t vanishes…

          2. It is not just a post on India. It is a general cry. However, I do agree with you. ☺

          3. Great to know that it was a Global cause…
            I Apologize for taking it on India only…
            Thanks for correcting and writing such a post 🙂

          4. Thank you for reading. ☺

  9. Well written and beautiful in its own way👍

    1. Thank you very much. ☺

  10. Reblogged this on Jerry Brotherton and commented:
    It is a simple as this people. Such a beautiful message.

    1. Thank you for reading and sharing. 😃

  11. beautiful!

    1. Thank you! ☺

  12. 👏👏👏Really thoughtful and nice. We need to love.

    1. Thank you and yes, we need to. ☺

  13. Powerful!

    1. Thank you. 😃

  14. Love this. I am an atheist too. 🙂

    1. Thank you! 😃

  15. Powerful and beautiful truth!

    1. Thank you dear! ☺

      1. You are very welcome.

  16. Awesome! Very nicely put together.

    1. Thank you very much. ☺

  17. Well said, Sweta. I applaud you… 🙂

    1. Thank you very much. ☺

    1. Thank you for sharing. ☺

  18. Powerful, profound, poignant.
    Thank you for this!
    HUGS,
    Carolyn

    1. Thank you for reading.
      Hugs ☺

  19. Truth and powerful.

    1. Thank you. ☺

  20. I sometimes think ‘God is an atheist’. Don’t mean to start a debate here. Your poem speaks truth. Religion throughout many years have schooled us into war and from war experiences atheism.
    This poem is my favorite and brilliantly well written. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Charlie. I really appreciate your point of view and I must not deny that we are on the same page! I am glad that you think of this piece so well. ☺

  21. Such beliefs are the symptoms of inner disturbance …

    1. Absolutely! Thank you for reading. ☺

  22. I like your post 😊.

  23. God (the 1 and Only True God) DOES care about the violence and other issues in today’s world. Unfortunately, God created humans with free will and a lot of people use their free will to do evil things. People using guns and other weapons in wars and acts of terrorism is nothing NEW. Things like that happened back in biblical days and just as God did something back then, He is at work NOW even though not everyone can see it.

    1. I could not agree more to this comment. You share with us a very important aspect and that is exactly the whole point of my verses. Not believing in existence of GOD is much better than using religion for anything that ashames humanity.
      Thank you sharing a beautiful insight. ☺

  24. How interesting. What would happen?

    1. The world would be a better place if religion ain’t a license for war anymore.

      1. Agree there.

  25. Wow, incredibly powerful!

    1. Thank you very much! ☺

  26. Some groups of people have changed Islam entirely. In fact they are not real muslim.

    1. Some groups of people, Islam or not. These people dwell as devils covering themselves up behind religions. They exist everywhere. They are not real muslim or real hindu or real christian or anything as real as religion anywhere. Thank you for sharing your view. I second your thought.

  27. You have dared yourself to a delicate theme, but I totally support your words! You’re a smart girl with a broad vision … And I like this! But I didn’t expect that you’re an atheist. My parents are Katholic, so I’m born as a Katholic too, but I don’t put myself in any religion. I’m not an atheist or believer in a religion, I’m a open-minded (free-thinking) viewer of life. You can ask many questions about God or Alah or what kind of name that people give to their Upper humanity… Who is God (or ???) or is there more than One Upper humanity? Why did’nt he make us all the same? Why are there so many religions if there was only one God or Upper humanity? Why is there good and evil? And If there was one God or Upper humanity, than he wasn’t perfect and maked some mistakes in creating people. And if he consciously created us with good and evil in different races and colors, each another language with our mistakes and skills … Who are we, to condemn and prejudice others? Maybe something to think about it…? 😉
    Sweet regards, Heidi

    1. Sorry, I wrote a mistake. That have to be Catholic with a C not a K. In Dutch we write “Katholiek” in English is that “Catholic”. You see why I was wrote it wrong. My apology.

      1. It is absolutely alright. ☺

    2. Hey Heidi. Glad to have your feedback on this! Well, I was born a Hindu and I do not oppose or support any religion as well. I wrote this poem as a sarcastic reference that denotes atheists are better if a religion schools you to war. I duly respect every man/woman and any man who supports, beliefs and works purely for his/her religion and also those who do not believe in any. I stand for humanity and I always will. We are but obvious nobody to prejudice anything or anybody, I firmly believe.
      Regards. ☺

      1. And you are the right person for that 🙂 😉

  28. Nice post..😃 puts us into thinking 😃

    1. Thank you. Glad it does. 🙂

  29. Hear! Hear! (Round of applause!)
    Thank you for your words.

  30. (There is an old Spititual – they call it Gospel now – with Louis Armstrong (And Mahalia Jackson?)
    “Ahmona lay down my sword and shield…
    Down by the riverside…”

    1. Thank you for reading and sharing this with us here. Humbled. 🙂

      1. My pleasure.

  31. Happy New Year to you and yours, Sweta! Sorry, the way from Europe to India seems to be too long. LOL I have to apologize for this late wishes. Michael 😉

    1. Happy New Year to the whole team! Pardon me for the very late wish myself! The distance between these two places seems to be huge. Yeah.. 😅

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