Religion uplifts one’s soul, is this for real?

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If religion does not uplift one’s soul he or she did not get that religion. The Terrorist who still wears the religious label is eating bad food deliberately. You know that happens in our daily lives, people make dumb mistakes, when they can do better. Hundreds get killed drinking and driving…texting and driving, smoking…. eating high cholesterol food and they know it is bad for them but they cannot find a way out.

Religion or common sense can save them. A terrorist loses his balance in life, as no one offers him/her an opportunity to see life or religion differently. Who has the time? Finding the truth is one’s own responsibility, no one but you are answerable to you in you solitary moments.

You asked me, <<< Religion, any religion uplifts one’s soul is it just an statement to make everyone happy or you sincerely believe that?>>>

As a Pluralist, I piss off more people than most people – I have no desire to pander to anyone and that is why we cannot change the world. You and I both have chosen Islam after going through cynicism and doubt and as disbelievers and in my case an Atheist. I even said to someone that I am Muslim for me, not for anyone else. I don’t need any one’s approval or stamp to be a Muslim. The creator wants all of us to fit in the scheme of things to keep that balance.

If I had not found Pluralism in Islam – I would not have chosen Islam – I chose Islam not because it is superior or some such thing, I chose because I was familiar with the path and the words meant a lot to me and I continue to be amazed with Quraanic wisdom… By the way, all religions are pluralistic, they want people to get along, learn to accept and respect the god given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us.

I firmly believe all religions uplift one’s soul. No religion is superior to the other, religion is about humility and not arrogance. Neither an average Muslim, Hindu, Christian or any one is ready to believe that, it will take a few generations to understand, until such time… everyone believes theirs is wisest, scientific, easy going, oldest… those are divisive phrases and not religious phrases.

I hope you have seen depth and meaning in this quote from Chief Seattle in 1854

“All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the webs, he does it to himself.” – Chief Seattle, 1854

Thanks for clarifying. I wish I had more time in life… but I am content with whatever I am. I am at peace with myself.

Mike Ghouse is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day to the media and the public. He is a speaker thinker and a writer on the topics of pluralism, cohesive societies, Islam, interfaith, India and Peace. He is available to speak at your place of worship, work, school, college, seminars and conferences. . Mike’s work is reflected in 4 website’s and 27 Blogs indexed at and you can find this article at

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