My soul faints within me My heart is soaked in regret The thought that I had lived in error all these years kills me Out of the belly of this regret, I write these words. These words are the words I had always wanted to write but then it took me this long to get the right words to carry my message. Society made all the rules for me as a result of religion. I wasn’t allowed to decide my life instead I was made to live by already set down rules made by the older generation’s mistakes. These rules are however imperfect because people do not make these this same mistakes. Now that I realise that I was wrong all this while and that the rules I lived by weren’t perfect, the pain I feel cannot be suppressed by anything. Oddly speaking, these imperfect rules are made to make us perfect. The older generations enjoyed their freedom but whilst doing this they built cages for us with the rules they made. This older generation used religion as their cover and sadly Christianity was made to become a victim of this more than Islam or other religions. Under the mask of their so called Christianity, they built schools and the irony of this, is that we pay to get our rights seized from us because subsequently every decision that pertains to us would be made by a set of people that parade themselves as ‘ministers of God’. It would have made so much sense if they had regard for humanity, but they don’t only train people to become like them, they are also hypocrites. You shouldn’t force people to live the life you want for them. The so – called ministers live their whole life soaked in eye – service, self righteousness and dishonesty and on Sundays they get to the pulpit and talk to us about a God they have no reverence for in their corners. Unfortunately, poor people suffer so much to send their children to these schools so that their children can get good education with a religious backing. I say every time that “I wouldn’t send my child to any school built under the pretext of religion”. To many religious people, this would probably sound like a very dangerous statement but I simply want to be able to decide my child’s future and also allow him make simple decisions at his university age. I charge you to take a look at all these ‘ministers of God’, How many of them send their children to their own schools? You will find very few, so sit down and allow yourselves see the truth. People shouldn’t automatically become slaves because you’re a minister of God. They make all your decisions, put you in discomfort and yet they are unapologetic about it. I’m not writing this to cause a war in your minds but so that many would realize early, how religion has been used to seduce into believing the nonsense they tell us. We should read our Bibles more than we listen to any preaching.