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Dont you think religion will lose its relevance when it is used for non-religious purpose? For example Taliban is giving their own interpretation to religion (they burn schools saying education is anti-Islam) in order to use it as a tool to accomplish their political objectives. Many foreign countries are sending jihadis to Kashmir to liberate it. Dont you think domination of such fundamentalist forces will only make religion a flag?

Asked by Observer, 30 Jun '09 11:04 am
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Religion has already lost its relevance ! No religion is capable of meeting the complete spiritual needs of modern man ! Misinterpretation is not something new in Religion !
Answered by Shunmugham, 30 Jun '09 09:49 pm

 
  
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You neeed to go deeper than brainwashed propoganda ,God checks opression by set of people , You can see how some nations are dominating and dictating to world and imposing wars and selling weapons but thank god all does not go unchecked and resisted .
Answered by mythsbusted, 30 Jun '09 12:19 pm

 
  
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There are Godly forces and satanic forces in this world. Satan is coming in different forms to establish his kingdom in this world. Followers of God should resist all temptations from satan to prevent falling into his trap.
Answered by Peace Lover, 30 Jun '09 11:42 am

 
  
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At present Talibans should be considered only as Afghanis, fighting against the aggression and occupation of their Homeland. All the enemy propaganda of destroying schools is rejected Garbage.
Answered by Peace Missile, 30 Jun '09 05:21 pm

 
  
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Islam encourages seeking of knowledge. So education is very important from islamic standpoint of view. I don\'t know for sure if taliban\'s have real intention of destroying schools or it\'s media propaganda. I can only say if they are really doing that in the name of Islam, then they haven\'t understood Islam at all. Kashmir has now become a more serious religious issue than a political issue. Every group is trying to play their cards in the name of freedom to kashmir even without their consent. If things continue like this then it will lose the real sense of freedom movement will be lost. Not only that but there will misunderstandings about religion too. People need to understand that whatever comes in media need not necessarily be true.
Answered by SK. Abdul Mohammed Jafar Sadik Basha, 01 Jul '09 07:46 am

 
  
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Truth is often first casuality amongst the propoganda , you should know who does the propoganda using powerful media . People fighting under flags are not religious people
Answered by zakirbhai, 30 Jun '09 11:27 pm

 
  
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I am hearing many answerers here saying that religion is nothing. But for us, religion is everything.
I ask these ppl to please start reading The Holy Quran.
You will surely know all the answers regarding Islam.
Answered by SHAD KHAN, 30 Jun '09 07:42 pm

 
  
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God created man and man created religion. If man had created religion, he must had an requirement for it and originally, that requirement was to maintain peace and harmony in the society. Then with the improvement of civilization, religions also started improving with induction of higher levels of thoughts and philosophy and so on. But today if you observe a young man or woman in a big city of India, you are likely to observe that they have very little time for religion; that does not mean that these young people are bad or worse than the older generation. I feel that they are generally better human beings than my generation. When they are under tension (say - before an exam or some such thing), they will even seek God\'s blessings - but a Hindu might seek blessings from a Muslim Pir and a Muslim might seek the same from Lord Ganesh or Mother Mary and so on. So for these people, God has relevance - but not religion. Having said this, it also must be mentioned that the percentage of suc ...more
Answered by Sankar Mitra, 30 Jun '09 04:18 pm

 
  
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I agree with you because religions are just various travel agents everyone of whom claim that have the best travel package to help you in your spritual journey journey to God. Once people realise that the marketing gimmicks of these agents are in sharp contrast to the ground reality the relevance of the religions fades away. God Himself guides those who travel on the true spritual path without falling prey to the smooth talkers
Answered by Vikram, 30 Jun '09 06:54 pm

 
  
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No religion will not lose its significance but those who are using the religion for non-religious purpose would lose their existence as is happening in Taliban\'s case. One day they will be wiped out from the face of this earth.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 01 Jul '09 03:20 am

 
  
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