Everything begins in mysticism and ends in politics.
“Religion “word was originated from the Latin Religio, meaning ‘restraint’, or Relegere.According to Cicero a Roman Orator its meaning is to repeat, to read again’, or, most likely, Religionem, to show respect for what is sacred. It has always been considered as set of an organized system of beliefs and practices revolving around, or leading to a magnificent spiritual experience. For many centuries historians recorded that there is no culture recorded in human history which has not practiced some form of religion.
Seeing trends of 19th or 20th century it is seen that being part of ruling family of Religious state , few enjoy far greater spiritual and materialistic advantages than the common citizens of this earth.These families raise their status on religious thorns are being followed by masses for many centuries and no one will dare to correct their faults, or to point out their duties. All abstain from mentioning to them their defects, through fear of incurring displeasure of elite groups and general public too who consider them heavenly creatures.Even their vices are applaud through religious innovations recommended by clerics, no matter these are considered sins for common man.
The religion of Christianity made standard belief in an afterlife and set up an organized set of rituals by which an adherent could gain everlasting life.British and French monarchy had strong interlinks with religious beliefs and in both monarchies, religion played crucial role of binding public with these kings and queens by portraying them as messengers of God. Although Christians were simply following in the footsteps of the Egyptians, the Sumerians, the Phoenicians and the Greeks all of whom had their own stylized rituals for the worship of their gods. After the Christians, the Muslim instituted their rituals for understanding the supreme deity which, though vastly different in form from those of Christianity, Judaism or any of the older religions, served the same purpose as the rituals once practiced in worship of the Egyptian style culture over five thousand years ago.These all religions mostly emphasized to lend human beings the understanding that they are not alone in their struggles, suffering and triumphs, and an unseen power always taken care of them.These all also focused the human thought that death is not the end of existence.
As Christians ruled the countries and huge masses through their monarchy and by setting Vatican culture same like Muslim ruling groups tried their best to take control of Holy Kaaba through any means. These richest rulers through wars and conflicts are driving people faith and fate for last many centuries.It is seen clearly that religious beliefs are always transformed into political matters, bestowing nobles,brining population to take an oath recognizing the king/chief/priest’s position as head of holy places and this way making strongest almost untouchables from worldly laws which are used to tamed public.
Christians, Hindus , Muslims etc all are some kind of hypnotized to search God in extraordinary man-made lordly and magnificent setups .Whether it is magnificent city of Vatican or highly paid package for Kaaba rituals as hajj and Ummrah , followers have to follow a strict system of ruling religious groups as sign of obedience of God Almighty.
For rough estimation one can judge the religious income of Vatican’s wealth.Net earnings at the Vatican bank, known as the Institute for Religious Works, rose more than four-fold to 86.6 million euros ($116.95 million)The Institute for Religious Works (IOR) has declared that it earned a net profit of $117.2 million in 2012, as compared with its 27.4 million net profit in 2011. More than $67.7 million of its 2012 profit was given to the pope for his charitable works.
Now Come to richest land of Mecca.An estimated 2.5 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage annually and the total number of tourists to Mecca and Medina, home to the prophet Muhammad(pbuh), is expected to rise from about 12 million to almost 17 million by 2025.Business reports conclude that Saudi tourism, especially the religious variety is recession proof. The government’s commission for tourism and antiquities said revenue from tourism this year would reach $17.6bn, then almost double again by 2015.
The Saudis richest tycoons not only posses the income of religious rituals but enormous oil wealth raise their status to richest rulers of the world ruling the poorest community of world.Not a single time poor Muslims from poor countries are offered to pay their rituals less than fixed amount.Nor this huge heavenly income is spend to raise the living standards of weak Muslim population facing hunger and backwardness for last century.Nobody is bothering that construction mania of Arab rulers are trampling the archaeological heritage of holy cities of Mecca and Madina once a place where the Prophet Mohamed(pbuh)( insisted all Muslims would be equal, has become a playground for the rich and sinful characters of Muslim world.
Sami Angawi, a renowned Saudi expert on the region’s Islamic architecture, is equally concerned. “This is an absolute contradiction to the nature of Mecca and the sacredness of the house of God,” he told the Reuters news agency earlier this year. “Both [Mecca and Medina] are historically almost finished. You do not find anything except skyscrapers.”
After viewing deeply the extravaganza of our so-called religious gods of this world one should think it that whether it was Jesus or Moses or Mohammed(pbuh) they all went for mediation on high mountains or remote areas which were strongly surrounded by power of nature .They all developed their interconnection with God and heavenly creatures on simple God made land and always isolated themselves in process of liberating from heavy demands of materialistic world but instead of this, their followers love to follow all norms those are linked with artificially designed Religious theme parks.