You don’t have to be religious to understand MORALITY!
Going to shopping! It’s very hot day!
> I know but I have to go for it, it’s for my parents.
That’s so nice of you man! You live with parents?
> Yes, I have to take care if them.
Good man! Here people choose not to stay with parents. You are different.
> I know, they are just after their own life.
So, what makes you to be different?
>What’s the choice, it’s my parents.
They took care of me, now I need to take care of them.
As simple as it is.
They took care of me when I was child and needed help.
Now they are child and needed help.
That’s a very simple way to put this. But most of the people don’t understand this simple math of life. You must be very religious?
> You don’t have to be religious to undestand morality.
I know, it’s a normal human thing with common sense!
> But I am religious. I am Catholic.
You must have read bible then.
> Long time.
Surprisingly this notion doesn’t go with bible.
> What is that?
It says you have to love Jesus. But it also says to love jesus you have to hate your parents. (Luke 14:26)
> That’s weird.
Yes it is.
> I have to read it. It doesn’t make sense. What about you? You seem read it?
Yes I did. I am Muslim, Al-Hamdulillah!
> What your book says about it?
Well, the Quran verse 31:14 says the following:
“And We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination.”
And Quran 17:23 says the following:
“And your Rabb has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word.”
> That’s what it should be. I need to read that too.
Do you like to read?
> I think I would.
Do you like to have one?
> You mean now! Do you have spare?
Well, I kept it for you.
> Ha ha. Thanks man. I appreciate it.
Read it attentively. And read the history of Quran too. And by the way, read bible again mindfully and know the history of bible too.
> Yes I will. Thanks buddy. You are a good man.
Thanks. You too.