The new age religion
Murali ChemuturiAt the end of the Second World War, all the politicians or their representatives met inGeneva, Switzerland and discussed a very important aspect to achieve the world peace.The proceedings were not recorded on any document for the fear that anything recordedon a document would be leaked to some snooping journo and will be flashed on the frontpage of the newspaper to be picked up later by the syndicates. Everyone in the meetingwas sworn to secrecy. As it happens, all the participants in that meeting have alreadydied. It was revealed to me when one of the Indian diplomats when he was close to hisdeath. As India was under British rule at that time, he was serving in the British civilservice and that was how he came to know of it being the secretary of the top cat thatattended the meeting.In that meeting they devised a new religion. It was all done in a hush-hush manner,surreptitiously. It was led by the USA. The then Secretary of State was vested with theresponsibility of spreading it. He devised a plan, which was popularly referred to as theMarshall Plan. It was a smashing success! It was then extended to Asia through Japan,South Korea, Singapore and Philippines. For some years, Russia fiercely resisted it andprevented its spread. But ultimately, God created a loyal devotee in that country too andthe resistance was whittled down with the assistance from Him. The Islamic countriesoffered resistance but now it is reduced to just two countries, Iran and Afghanistan. Therest of the world has fallen in line.That how the Pax Americana lasted 67 years, the longest in known history! It is stillgoing strong!
Now, I will not keep you in suspense any longer. The name of the religion is “EconomicDevelopment”. It has a trinity of gods, namely, money, b
eauty and power. One nice thingabout this religion is that the trinity work complementing each other. They do not work inwater-tight compartments. If you pleased one god, he will assist you in acquiring theother two.Another nicer aspect of this religion is that there is no book to follow or swear by. Youare free to act in any way you like. There are no guilt-
causing rules like, ‘do not lie’, ‘donot steal’ and so on. There are not even Ten Commandments or even five
commandments. There is only one command, acquire the trinity of the gods and keepthem safe with you.All methods and means are very fair and acceptable in your quest to acquire the gods.Telling lies, stealing, murder, cheating, or you name it, it is permissible. Become theCEO of a large corporation or bank, draw large salary and bonus, but run the companyinto ground making paupers of the stockholders - it is alright. You are not punished. YOuwill not be consigned to hell. You will be in heaven while on earth itself enjoying themoney you have earned by using your powerful intellect. You opened a bank or a savings