How many times you pray in a day, visit a temple or church or any another sacred place? Say one, two or three times… or even more if you are too religious and god fearing.
And how many good deeds did you do today? Did you help someone in need? Did you feed a hungry person or did you help a wounded animal? Are you still thinking hard to recall what you actually did today which could benefit someone who is in dire need?
And if you really are thinking hard and not able to recall anything, I would say all your religious and god fearing feelings are at stake. Feeding a poor child is far better a form of worship than visiting the temple 3 times a day. How many of you would buy this? I think quite a few.
I have seen many people attending religious gatherings to hear some preaching and then bitched and abused people whom they hate. What good is it? Religion and God preaches us kindness, respect and love towards other people. So, why behave against religion and still be religious. History has witnessed and we are still witnessing so many killings on the pretext of religion but is it worth? I wonder. I am a firm believer in God, or rather some unseen force which guides me. I would love to treat a wounded animal instead of visiting a temple and would still call myself religious.
We need to bring a change in our perception of religion and belief in God. Doing one good deed a day is as good as remembering God. By doing something which could benefit humanity, you are on a path where you feel yourself nearer to God.