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Should there be different religions and castes? Is it time to think big and accept humanity as a religion?

I can proudly say that I'm an Indian...and without any hesitation, I can say I'm human....but when someone asks me what religion I belong to ....I hesitate...I don't say Hindu so freely....because i wonder what difference does it make in today's world if I'm a Hindu or a Muslim or Christian....do i get some perks at job for being a hindu? No. Do people hate me because I'm hindu? No.
People are smarter today .... and they follow the traditions and rituals their ancestors followed...but I believe deep inside they must feel more HUMAN than HINDU or MUSLIM.

The more religions, the more the discrimination and problems in society....so why do we need religions?

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    Oct 21 2011: Does the ending of, or the, homogenation of religion also dispose of faith and the belief of something bigger than ourselves? Not neccessarily a heaven or hell concept but more of world hunger and the faith that it will be resolved. I don't believe that discrimination comes from religions, it comes from the hearts and minds of people using religion as justification. There are many more people of faith that don't discriminate than do.
    Religions are cultural, just as food traditions, dances and languages are. I don't think creating one type of food will solve heartburn or creating one type of dance with solve my two left feet. Nor do I think having one language will solve the misunderstandings of communication.
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      Oct 21 2011: Well sir...that is the whole point....if they use religion as justification why give them the religion in the first place...
      when a child is born just take him away from all the religion or make him follow all the religions ....
      that is the only way....

      and sir i beg to differ...religion and culture seem to me to be 2 different things...
      you dont say to anyone that my dance style is better than your style....everyone has a different taste...
      and even if you say so...nobody minds...they understand that....

      but when it comes to religions you cant compare 2 religions....have names for different cultures...
      you know...like western culture and eastern culture...indian culture...etc...

      but to have religions is not the idea...

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