Ignorance and religious orthodoxy can be interpreted to be the same aspect rather than its distinction in degree. Apart from orthodoxy, religion is a very sacred and enchanted conception only in its right applications. Generally, religion is a belief that brightens a holy presence of some divine spirit that is beyond individual perception. According to inner philosophy, every natural or given thing has its origin in the divinity. Basically, it represents a faith on supernatural behind the apparent entity. And this is the emergence of having faith on a power that can only be imbibed through insight, rather than rationality. Many thinkers and philosophers agree with this kind of faith except today’s stagnant orthodoxy. According to the various divisions of religious beliefs, there are particular rituals related to particular religions.
Hindu mythology talks about certain rituals that are related to rational belief but interpreted in a very superstitious way of perceiving. The very concept of religions and their perceptions according to their pioneers are not antagonistic to each other, rather the same statements about Love, Kindness and Faith. Western mythology and philosophy on religion is totally based on Plato’s divine inspiration, that believes the ‘goodness’ in everything. But if we look through Pegan and Christian religions they are totally in contrary to each other, as Milton’s Paradise Lost, an inspiration for Christian beliefs, suppresses the Pegan beliefs of divinity. Again, in India, a country of ‘unity in diversity’ where prevails various dominating religions like Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist and others with their own idealistic values towards the high divine authority.
Some rituals in particular religion, like fasting is often a result of false consideration to be harmful for health but science obverses it to be a very healthy process to skip one or two meals sometimes. But some concepts like antagonizing other’s religion or the idea of sacred thread, disrespecting different opinions from other religions are the worst forms of orthodoxy. In India, every day we notice some Hindu-Islamic conflicts which reach to the national level. Priests, religious authorities or clergymen impress upon their own idealized values to their devotees sometimes for superstitious minds or to retain their own entitlement over religious nation. Besides religious discrimination and harassment in our country is in its peak. In work field there are religious biasness and social partiality that refuses other religion to get an entry to a different one.
Orthodoxy is the representation of righteousness and egotistical that prevents other’s beliefs. Christian belief contains faith on one God but in three different entities; Father, Son and Holy spirit, “one in essence and undivided”. But other religions are antagonistic against it. There comes the origin of every problem. Lack of education and self-reliance are encouraging these kinds of social issues. In villages, people are superstitious and have blind faith on God and unnatural things. Religion and caste even create hardships in love affairs, friendships and other various relationships. The civilized society should take responsibility and stretch their helping hands towards these newly arisen hardships. Educational prosperity should take place in its course. And obviously, in developing countries like India it’s going to be perished by the passage of time. It can be assumed that we will bring more independent and developed society.