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Religion and Politics

by zahid_adenzai (writer), , February 05, 2014

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this pic tells of of the horrific consequences that occurs when religion and politics are mixed together.

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious.

“Because we believe that our ethnic group our society, our political party our religion is better than your religion we kill each other” (Neale Donald Walsch). Religion is regarded as true by the men of faith, for the Marxist’s it’s a wasting of existence and for the politicians it’s a serviceable tool to blind the will and wishes of the men who are eager to devote their most precious priorities in its path (religion). The renaissance period for Europe might have started a few centuries back but some would argue that the one who haven’t separated the two yet (Religion and Politics) are still living in the dark era. In the west the church might have lost its glorified era but in the third world countries the same “church” is still in power. In these astern countries the oppressed (which are even tardier) are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them. Now if we put the words of Carl max here than he would be saying that “The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness”. But till present day perhaps the Communist’s haven’t apprehend the fact that to some, religion is the topmost happiness it’s the reason for living a life for them. By conducting a perfunctory examination from east to west and north to south we have came across a sapid fact and that is people kill and get perished in the name of religion today more than ever. They want to put it in their every affair of life including politics or to mark it well, positively in politics. In other words according to the solicitous class Politics should act on the orders of religion. As the famous poet Allama Iqbal had said if religion is separated from politics than the only thing that is left is war. For some religion and politics aren’t worlds apart. When it comes to religion the concerned person doesn’t want to listen or see he just follow it with his mind, body and soul and “act accordingly”. Now to the un orthodox Politics is a much delicate issue according to them religion is for the sufferer’s and not the erudite class the philosophers has nothing to do with it and for the politicians its of the paramount value as they have to use it for the sacred tormenting of the masses so they won’t have to strive for penury eradication and other issues which perchance are of more magnitude to the man on the street. But these brazen politician’s should not live in a fool’s paradise they are playing a deleterious and baleful game they can hide their fiendish character from the outside world but it wont be for long and for this game playing, the prize they will get will be a abysmal hole from where there will be no getting out. So whether to concede politics and religion interconnected with each other and live it that way or eventually the time has come for the two to cleft ways, that’s the million dollar question which needs an instantaneous and seemly answer so that the disputation can lastly come to a termination once and for good. I would like to end my discussion with a citation of Aristotle which perhaps fits best with the so called pious politicians of today “A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side”.

Aristotle (384BC-322BC).

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