UmQusai's Thoughts ..

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Opium or guideline??

When we follow our religion, there are certain guidelines that we follow because our religion asks to do so .. Then, we start to look for reasons why did that certain guideline was given.

If we kept aside our religious rules, and decided to have an open mind to the world around us .. Would it mean we will always follow the right steps?? Would it mean that our mind would allow us to choose something restrictive because its the right thing to do?

I don't think so, when you have an open view of everything, your mind follow your desires .. It becomes very difficult for the mind to distinguish the in-direct consequences of a certain act ..

I'd give an example, lets say pre-marital sex. As a Muslim, we are not allowed to do engage in pre-marital sex. The ruling was there, and helped us to find why its not encouraged. Many social problems occur from having pre-marital sex like: teen pregnancies, single parents, etc .. And medical ones like sexual transmitted diseases.

If it wasn't given to us as guideline, we wouldn't have realized that it causes problems.

So, though religion do restrict our freedom, and it gives us boundaries on what we should do and what we shouldn't, it also provide us guidelines on how to live a better life.

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