I happened to come across this picture on Twitter today and I haven’t been able to be at peace ever since. It just breaks my heart. It’s a picture of the pain and suffering of a 3-year-old boy who became a part of religious intolerance in Syria. This boy’s last words before dying were, “I am gonna tell God everything”. 🙁
The child’s deeply touching words and the sentiment behind those words present such a deprave situation of the world. These words make your eyes water and make your heart so heavy. Is this the world we are living in? The child wants to make an appeal to the Almighty to ‘punish’ the people who hurt him so inhumanly. If this is what a 3-year-old is subjected to, what the hell are we doing? Are we still humans or have turned into beasts? It really is a sad state of affairs.
When will religious bigots realize that war kills not just humans but also their humanity? The kid in the picture could have been anybody’s child from any nation. What is religious intolerance and fundamentalism doing to this world? Can we ever say that there are any real winners? No one’s winning here. In fact, there can NEVER be any winners in war. The world at large loses because humanity loses. If some fanatics feel superior that they won a war by ‘controlling’ a region and killing innocent lives in the name of religion, it’s time they make sure that they still are in human form and have not turned into beasts !!