Human beings are also animals. Like all animals they too have a strong survival instinct. Unlike lower animals humans can speak, write and pursue other intellectual activities. This has resulted in the development of a very high and complex social structure and order in humans. Then why men kill one another?
Carnivores kill their prey for food or if they are challenged by any real or perceived enemy. But humans are worst. They kill fellow humans for religion, ethnicity and pride, as well as, physical, political and economic dominance. Thus in spite of being the best evolved animal, humans are like ‘man eater’ tigers.
In the past, different religions had evolved at different periods and places of human history to tame the human beings. But the inherent flaw in each religion in the form of “I am the best” has posed one group against other. This intolerance in the teaching of all religions is their main weakness. Thankfully the scientific developments over the centuries have blunted the religions substantially and made them mostly hypothetical.
We talk of “God Particle” in today’s science. But the term was first coined as “God-damn Particle”. So God has nothing to do with science or science has nothing to do with God. Science has proved that blood from a matched Hindu can be given to a Muslim/Christian/Jew/Buddist. Our development in mother’s womb is same for the followers of all religions. Moreover, a poor is a poor irrespective of his religion. Will science be able to infuse rationality in humans to stop killing one another particularly in the name of religions?
We are not different and “Religions” cannot make us different.