Another day and another terror attack, this time a little closer to home in London. It isn’t anymore tragic, however a little a little more real.
As the news unfolds online, I read comments from all sides and opinions. Those quick to accuse, those worried their religion will be to blame. It wouldn’t be discriminatory to assume who the culprit(s) is/ are any more than it would be a product of our minds great problem solving abilities. We are used to increased attacks in Western Europe and it isn’t by the IRA anymore. Surely even the most liberal of liberals will have a mindset that assumes silently who may have arrived out an attack, even if this assumption doesn’t manifest into a verbal accusation. Assumption is less damaging than accusation.
If this indeed turns out to be an Islamic fundamentalist, a lone wolf, a mentally ill citizen that is easily manipulated by those wanting to impose their rule onto us, so be it. If it isn’t, I’ll accept this post will be invalid. What I want to say is that your religion isn’t a skin colour. It isn’t a gender or sexual orientation. It isn’t a disability. It isn’t something we are born with and have to fight for. It is a fabricated myth that can be abandoned whilst eating toast in the morning. It is a burden to our lives that we can be untethered from with incredibly liberating results. If I for one moment felt that I had to stand by a religion that caused me so much hassle and stress, I wouldn’t spend my life fighting for it. I would spend my life fighting to seperate from it.
Your religion is an imaginary title that you have been associated with, this doesn’t mean you have to carry the weight of it on your shoulders. Leave religion behind and create your own amazing legacy without wasting your time justifying your life around it.