RELIGIONS AND SPIRITUALITY
RELIGII ŞI SPIRITUALITATE
Mysteries of life have always fascinated human mind. Some sort of divine presence emerged as a human anwer to these unintelligible riddles of our existence which were interpreted and named differently by different societies giving birth to multiple religions. Gradually the religious beliefs turned into blind faith and were confined within the narrow walls of rituals and rigid structures. Thus the religions that were born as a result of human quest for the truth have now become a hurdle in the very path of search for the truth. Moreover the very religions that are supposed to guide humanity to virtuous behaviour with tolerance and compassion have become a source of conflict and blood-shed due to competition for superiority and power. It is therefore time to rise above the narrow walls of religious rituals, rigid structures and blind faith. Critical thinking and scientific reasoning can be of considerable help in this journey towards spirituality to overcome religious conflicts due to blind faith.
Key Words: riddles of life, blind faith, scientific reasoning, critical thninking, frog of a well, idealogy, individual freedom, virtuous behaviour