Pontifex and Dalai Lama: *preaches about how people shouldn’t rely on wealth for happiness on Twitter*
disrespectful Twitter users: *complain about how happiness can’t be obtained without money, poor people’s sufferings, and economic problems*
Guys, I understand how some of you are either unreligious, or are religious yet hold different opinions from religious leaders. I also get that some of you guys believe that religious texts are outdated because they were written by authors who lived in societies and environments that are different from today.
But c’mon, a good chunk of you probably understand that religious leaders are trying to communicate positive life lessons and messages.
No matter what your beliefs are, and no matter whether you’re religious or not,… people (excluding psychopaths) live life being curious about life’s mysteries, try to better their lives, and/or try to better the global community.
Religions exist because, first and foremost, people throughout history are curious about life’s mysteries. Second, but more importantly, religion exists because people want to celebrate and respect life.
Religious texts aren’t outdated because people back then didn’t have today’s scientific instruments and methods to prove such and such… On the contrary, they’re timeless because no matter what scientific advancements we have today and will have in the future, there will always be mysteries unsolved. And religions certainly don’t try to give concrete answers to life’s mysteries.
Moreover, history has proven how the virtues, ethics and morals taught by religious and non-religious people have benefited individuals, families, friendships, relationships, societies, and all of humanity.
Dear disrespectful Twitter users, I hope that you guys learn to be more open-minded and understanding of other’s perspectives of the world. You don’t have to necessarily accept other’s beliefs. When you open yourselves to new perspectives and ideas, you just might surround yourselves with diverse people and maybe adopt a new belief or two.