DSC02517.JPGRev.Aikawa In the sunlight in early spring (25 Jan. 2009) 

What is RELIGION?
(宗教って、何だろう?)

Is it for the founder of the religion just to collect many people around him, to perform rituals in a haughty manner and to pray, in a gorgeous gown?

(ただ人を沢山集めて、着飾った教祖が偉そうに何やら儀式を執り行い祈ること?)

Is it to increase the number of the believers and to participate in politics?

(信者を増やし、政治に関与すること?)
 
Is it to build magnificent cathedrals and to collect believers?

(立派な宗教の建物(伽儖)を作り、信者を集めること?)

Is it to ignore the poor people?

(貧しい人々を無視すること?)

Is it for the founder to make up his own dogma, to perform kinds of miracles, and to lead people astray?

(自説の教義を唱え、奇跡を起こし?人々を惑わすこと?)

Is it to disregard the people who are of no use for the founder?

(利用価値が無くナレバ、見向きもシナイこと?)

Is it to be lining the founder’s own pocket and to become obesity like a storehouse of fat?

(私欲を肥やし、体が脂肪の塊になること?)

Is it, with hatred instead of with charity and love, to destroy cities and houses thoroughly, to deprive ordinary people of their common daily lives and to kill little children and the aged of wisdom?

(慈悲、愛の心を憎しみに変えて、都市や住まいを徹底的に破壊し、人々の平凡な生活や幼い子ども、知恵の豊かな老人を殺すこと?)

Oh! Our Lord! Something is wrong! Everything is unjust!

(神様!何かオカシイですよ。すべてが不公平デス!)