Secularism means that there is no particular religion fostered by the state. So secularism can be very well implemented in bringing dignity to all the people who come from different walks of life and varied backgrounds.
This implies that secularism can be very well implemented at macro level, where the interests of multitudes of people are considered.
On the contrary, if the concept is drawn to micro level, i.e, individually by a person, then it can solve its detrimental purpose.
If you support a school of thought, then you should be confident about it. You should have a reason for everything you do. If you don’t, there are fair chances you’ll abandon it soon. Today, many of our Sanatani traditions are dying just because of this.
You should respect every community, but you should know what is the speciality of your community which makes it stand out.
Today, many religious conversions are happening because of this reason. Many missionaries and other religious groups target Hindus which suffer from problems like breakup, stress, depression etc. Then they manipulate them that after following their religion they’ll be better than they were after they followed their own religion.
I can give you some common life examples which will make you believe what I say.
Captivity Of Animals
I’ve always condemned the practice of keeping animals in captivity, though my family also practiced it for years.
We had a German-Shepherd She-Dog who lived miserably and just for eight years. She had tumors in her stomach. Her death was miserable. I cried as well.
We kept eleven fishes in our aquarium. My family enjoyed it. I didn’t, but to join them, I imitated the enjoyment. It was my assigned task to feed those fishes their food which was 30 fennel seeds coated with any supplement.
They all died sequentially within three months. We again got new set of eleven who again met the same destiny.
Whenever the aquarium cleaner came, he emptied them in a bucket, the scene of which was miserable.
Many people are like us, they fancy about foreign breeds which aren’t able to survive in India’s climate. A dog’s age is twelve years. But hardly, any dog in captivity meets the criterion.
Dogs also need organisms of their own race to interact with.
No matter, how much you take care of dogs in captivity, they won’t be happy.
If you feed stray dogs without capturing them, they’ll be more happy and healthy.
Instead of keeping fishes in your homes, go to any nearby pond or river and feed them there itself.
In Hindus, it is a prominent tradition to free cows and calves on Akshay Tritiya.
Even if you keep them in captivity, you should question yourself, is it required?
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Religion is a menace whatever its name.