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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam asks:
What should we do to free our planet from terrorism?Human society, from origin until now, has always been at war within and between groups and has led to two World Wars. Presently, terrorism and low intensity warfare are affecting many parts if the world.

As the current global population of 6 billion increases to 8 billion by 2025, national and international conflicts will continue to be a source of concern for humanity. When evil minds combine, good minds have to work together and combat. In this context, what are the out-of-the-box solutions to free the planet earth from terrorism?
Your answers when processed and implemented can lead to a peaceful, happy and safe planet earth.

I answer:
Terrorism is symptomatic of a misguided school of thought. The perversion is often an offspring of our failure to understand and appreciate the laws that govern the working of our Universe...and refusing to acknowledge our past misconceptions even in the face of cumulating evidence that prove the contrary.

Religion is the encapsulation of many of our misplaced beliefs. It stunts our ability to think rationally and inhibits open-mindedness. Religion is our most pernicious invention and a great many ills can be attributed to the wrong ideas it inculcates in the innocent mind.

Replace religion with true knowledge that's not infested with divisive dogmas. Replace religion with love for all irrespective of caste, creed, sect, community, nationality or color of skin. Obliterate religion and terrorism will come to its natural end.

Comments

Anonymous said…
hmmm...worth pondering though I think we'll need more than love to even things out.
Deepanjan said…
Agreed. Purging terrorism is no child's play.
Anonymous said…
I hope the winds of change haven't swept you away!

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