The religious leaders have dubbed greed, affection, ego, sex and anger as five evils and asked their followers to shun these evils.
As far as greed is concerned, the religious leaders
amassed huge wealth and lived like kings. In fact, greed is very
necessary for making progress in life. After all, it was the attempt
to convert iron into gold which led to the discovery of so many gases
involving progress in science.
Affection is very necessary so that a man could care
for his family and other loved ones and religious leaders while
themselves indulging in lot of affection, asked their followers to
Ego is very necessary for a healthy mental life as
stressed upon by various psychiatrists. In fact, religious leaders
themselves had a lot of ego and that is why they conducted so many
wars. They wanted to thrust their ideas down the throats of their
followers which showed their ego and yet they asked their followers
to shun ego. They preached one thing and practiced another.
Sex is very essential for procreation and its
satisfaction is necessary for leading a healthy mental life.
Similarly, religious leaders asked people to shun anger but they
themselves indulged in so many wars wherein they could not have
killed people without being angry.
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