What do you think about Saudi Arabia's religion?
by Jun Kuzuya
(Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan)
Mecca, The Sacred Place For Muslims
I have some images of Saudi Arabia: for example, the petroleum, the religion, the strong national soccer team, and so on. Above all, I would like to share my opinion about the religion.
The religion of Saudi Arabia is Islam. And they say that Islam was derived from Saudi Arabia. The city of Mecca is known as the sacred city for Muslims and they have to go on a pilgrimage there. There are many Muslims all over the world today.
Though I am writing about religion, I am not a believer in any religions. And I think that religion isn't familiar for most Japanese. Though Japanese do some religious activities (for example, visiting family graves during the equinox holidays, Christmas, and so on), they don't tend to choose a specific religion.
When I knew some occurrences that are based on each religion, I felt strange.....for example, the conflict between Israel and Palestine. This conflict is a very serious problem and it's based on their religious differences.
As I wrote, when I knew this problem, I felt strange, because religious thoughts precede human rights in this problem. Many people are killed because of differences in their religion. I couldn't believe that. But I have an interest in studying about religions and theology.
So this is my opinion. If you are OK, please tell me your opinion about religion.