People who pray one million times a day are not necessarily good or holier

July 25, 2015

A couple of weeks ago. A man who delights in boasting to everyone in the village that he prays one million times a day…that he is the goodest man in the whole wide world complained to me about the lifestyle of a man who he claims believes in nothing.

The man who prays one million times a day lamented aloud……it hurts my eyes every single time I see this man who believes in nothing. He is an abomination!

Then I asked of the man who prays one million times a day, why do you say he believes in nothing?

The man who prays one million times a day, smacked his head in disbelief as if to demonstrate that my question had no validity whatsoever. Thereafter he exclaimed in a loud sanctimonious voice…how can he possibly believe in anything at all, when he doesn’t even believe in God?

That was when I took off my sunglasses and peered deeply into the eyes of the man who prays one million times a day. He shuddered slightly as my features turned hard momentarily and asked of him, maybe the man who you claim believes in nothing…believes in something more significant than the idea of God.

Thereafter the man who prays one million times a day stroked his goatee and asked of me in tone of quiet desperation, I wonder what could this significant thing be? Do you happen to know about it farmer?

I simply wished the man who prays one million times a day…a very good morning and walked away.

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‘If you believe in a religion and it works for you. Then I say, all the power to you! And I will be sensitive and respectful of your beliefs. It matters very little to me what you believe in! Could well be mainstream or even a concept like the planet of the apes where they all worship the intercontinental ballistic missile that carries an atomic warhead! All that you need to understand is I will remain sensitive and respectful of your beliefs.

But if you hold to the belief just because you believe completely and resolutely in your religion and even if you are convince it is the one and only true way and that somehow makes your belief superior to others.

Then it is with great regret that I have to inform you. Despite all your best efforts. It is conceivable all you have manage to accomplish is to successful fashion yourself to be a problem that mires the world. You can never be part of the solution…and that is always problematic.’

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