Prostitution of Faith
‘200 Rupaiya dijiyega to nazdeek se darshan milegaa’
‘Agar ye Pooja nahin Karwai to yahaan aane ka Faayedaa nahin Bhai’
‘Dakshina Dijiye warna …’
… were a few of the common lines I regularly heard; as I travelled the so called ‘Epicenters of FAITH’ ;across India in the last few months. My Mom was accompanying me & we ended up doing some of the above.
I am sure – you and your family have also gone through this ‘transactional experience in / about your faith’.
The biggest cause which binds people in India / elsewhere; is not cricket but RELIGION/ FAITH. You can witness the same during times as Navratras, Rozas, Gurupurab, Christmas …
Some ruthless people have identified this need / weakness of the human soul and have started constructing business models around the same. Trust me we are not very far off when some leading B-School shall start offering MBA (Spirituality) with the tag line – ‘Dare to Think beyond God’.
Jokes apart; it brings to my mind two Questions:-
- Should Business Models (which lead to wealth creation for individuals/ organizations) be permitted around ‘Faith’? E.g. why should meditation CDs get sold for as high as Rs.200/- if those spiritual organizations want to reach out to masses? Do such organizations deserve your tax reliefs?
- Should such PANDAS / DALALS of Faith be permitted to operate like the way they do presently especially in Hindu temples.
e.g. Mamta Banerjee Didi – you asked Tata to take away his industry from your state because it was not benefitting the very few people of Singur. You also had your Railway minister resign from the central cabinet because he was trying to logically charge a few rupees more from the common man. How can you then allow these ‘Dalals of Faith’ charge an emotional drain from the same common man?.
Let me advise you – ‘How you can win the next big election with a thumping majority? ‘ . Clean your temples from these agents of faith, give the people in your state a chance to meet God without red tape. Let it show up – ‘You’ve done it’. You can do it Didi ; as today you sound more shaktimaan than even Rajnikant.
Mamta Di and other state CMs – ‘It is a secret – I am giving you’. The youth, the people are sick of prostitution in FAITH. God will bless you, your people will love you and the world will become cleaner, simpler and FAITHFUL.
God wants to meet me without a stupid, sick, greedy middleman & I know it. Please help me; my elected leaders. Can you make it SIMPLE for me?