The Lost Importance Of Scriptures

The Lost Importance Of Scriptures

Have we become so modern that we have forgotten our origin?

When a particular group of people or community worships one particular God or when a community followed the ways of one God, they created a religion for themselves. And slowly, many religions were formed by many groups of people who worshiped their Gods.

Every religion has its own sacred stories of their God’s creations, which are holy scriptures. For example, Hindus – Bhagwat Gita, Ramayana; Muslims – Quran; Christians – Bible; and so on. Scriptures are important because it defines the nature of a religion, and religions are important because it defines the background of its followers.

Having the knowledge of one’s religion’s scriptures is a magnificent way of knowing the words of God. Scripture is the method of God, through which God conveys the messages to its followers or worshipers. Scriptures have the knowledge of good and the evil.

Scriptures teaches the readers that one should obey God and follow His path. It makes man righteous, generous and shows the moral ways to find salvation. It sets the limitations on one’s deeds. Holy writings are also a good way for the future generations to know the history of their religion or their ancestors. For instance, one would want his/her children to have a right path in their lives, and religious books can set right methods for them.

One could also read scriptures as a simple book, just to gain knowledge or as a part of history and literature.

Scriptures are a way of bringing peace and calmness in one’s life. In the time of hardships, depression, loneliness or when a person feels lost, God has given all the answers to a man’s questions in the holy books or scriptures. Every person can relate to some or the other stories mentioned in the sacred books and find the solutions to his/her problems. For instance, in the Bible, Adam and Eve’s son Cain out of anger and jealously murders his own brother Abel (4:1-16), this shows the readers, that in this modern materialistic world man has become so mean that he is not scared to kill his own blood-ones. It teaches that one should be patient, be satisfied with his work, and instead of being jealous of someone else, one should work hard to achieve the desired award or success. And one who gets his hand dirty by doing the wrong deeds, God never forgives him and punishes him and his future generations to come.

Everyone should respect the scriptures or holiness of others’ religion. For, when you give respect, you earn respect.

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This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

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Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

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To The Christian Girl Against Feminism, Religion Isn't An Excuse Not To Fight For Equality

Religion is not an excuse to not fight for feminism.


When I first read the article "I'm A Christian Girl And I'm Not A Feminist..." I thought it had to be a joke. Unfortunately, it was a sad reality.

I am a privileged white female. I came from a middle-class family with a law-enforcement father. I still am smart enough to realize we NEED intersectional, no strings attached, unconditional feminism. Anyone who disagrees is just wrong. In this case, the author is trying to base her outdated sexist beliefs on the Bible, and I am appalled.

At first, I thought it was a joke, I genuinely read the title out loud to my father and even he said it had to be a man pretending to be a woman. As I read the article I realized that sadly this is a girl who has had religion corrupt her life.

Religion can be a beautiful thing, it can change lives and give people hope that they need. I have heard countless stories about how finding a god has made people better, and that is incredible. However, using religion to say women don't deserve the same as men is absolutely absurd.

Part of me wants to scream in her face that she can't be ok with being a victim, another part of me wants to throw my hands up and give up on her and like-minded individuals. However, in a time like ours where women are coming so close to being equals, I can't sit down or act irrationally.

So here are the facts:

1. Women who work fulltime only make 77% of men's salaries on average. African American women only make 64 cents per dollar and Latina women only make 56 cents per dollar. Imagine being just as capable and trained just as well but a guy makes more money than you because he has a penis.

2. One in three women around the globe has experienced sexual violence. ONE IN EVERY THREE. YOU'RE SURROUNDED BY SURVIVORS. If women were considered equals that would not be the case.

3. Only 24% of high-level management positions are held by women. That's worldwide. 195 countries. Let that sink in. This isn't because women aren't smart either, 60% of all United States college degrees are awarded to women.

4. Women are not allowed to vote in many places, like Saudi Arabia or the Vatican. Imagine not having the right to vote! YOU GET NO SAY IN ANYTHING.

You can thank women for your right to work, vote, get an education, practice a religion that you chose, a range of professions, windshield wipers, bras, dishwashers, diapers, need I go on?

Women are strong as hell and your misinterpretation of an outdated book does not dimish all of the amazing things women have accomplished and will continue to accomplish.

To quote one bad bitch, "Power's not given to you. You have to take it." — Beyoncé Knowles Carter.

Now ladies let's get into our feminist formation and fight for our rights!

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