I am a Liberal

Oct 9, 2017 00:12 · 187 words · 1 minute read | philosophy | religion | liberalism | books | drafts |

Yeah, I’m a liberal. I’m a nationalist and by association of the republic of India being a liberal democracy, I become a liberal. But wait, I was born a Hindu and India being a admittedly secular country, I inherited the religion.

I’m many more nouns if I keep on thinking about it which raises the question, what indeed is religion? Why do we unquestionably follow a religion? Some of us have no second thoughts about how the creation of the universe played out owing to our dogmas derived from religious texts, but a lot of others indeed have a part of us questioning constantly about the gaps in our understanding. The scientific revolution has supported us with a lot of rational tools to answer some of the existential questions, or at least take a stab at them. This is what my latest read talked about in detail.

Homo Deus, A Brief History of tomorrow by Prof. Yuval Nova Harari, the second installment of a series of books is a great attempt at summarizing the macro “bigger picture” of humanity and all that has transpired to Homo Sapiens.