Is there a god? Or is there nothing?
This is one of the basic questions posed by life. Is there something out there? I too had dived deep into that question. At first I had a quest to find the one true God, and thus I studied religions and philosophies. But none seem to satisfy my quest. Every of these things have some basic flaws in it. I asked several questions to priests of many religions. To the monotheists I asked:
1. Where is god?
2. Is god man or a woman?
3. Why god wants us to follow religion and not others?
4. Why does god puts someone in hell forever, for not just believing?
5. If god is really that good, why does he not completely eradicate evil?
Well there was no satisfying answer. As for: where is god? Some said he was up in skies, some said everywhere! Well everywhere doesn’t made much sense does it? Or possibly they hadn’t understood the phrase themselves.
Is god man or a woman? Well this startled many people. But most of them answered: ‘male’. Which ofcourse explained the patriarchal nature of most of the religions.
The third question is quiet controversial. That projects an image of really egotistical god. Well, that’s the truth. But what if he doesn’t really want that!
Fourth and third question contains same answers. But if we ponder deeply, it seems that religions are nothing but political machines created to gather followers to have worldwide power. I am not saying anything about the truthfulness and honesty of the prophets. To be honest, we don’t even know if all that history tells us really happened that way. Who knows!
Well this very basic question startles many. There are thousands of answers but none justifies a benevolent god to see and then un-see what is happening in Africa, the middle east, or anywhere around the world. To be honest whole world is plunged into war in which all types of crimes are happening.
Honestly any religion of this world doesn’t makes much sense to me. If you dive down deep, everything is based upon ‘belief’. But guess what, belief doesn’t proves or disproves anything.
Frederic Nietzsche said:
If you think belief proves or disproves anything, take a stroll around an asylum…
There is a new group of people: Athiest. Athiest are people who aren’t thiests. They dont ‘believe’ in any god. Up till here, I can safely say that I am an Athiest too. I don’t ‘believe’. But if we go further there are several flaws. Not saying each and every Athiest thinks this way, but majority of them does. They believe in:
- Coincidence of universe
- Coincidence of things
Again not saying that this is the case with every Athiest. But majority of them are quiet rigid in this.
To be honest, if you claim to be a logical person than ofcourse you are wrong if you believe in randomness of things. Looking around and observing deeply, one can easily say that most of the things are connected. Too many coincidences just don’t occur to mind as logical.
Some will say: “it’s hard to believe, but it is the fact”. Here they are doing the exact same thing as their religious counterparts. They are ‘believing’, not knowing. They are even adamant upon it. The logical nature of events and universe tell us that it may entirely not be a coincidence. The perfect system of universe is an explicit denial of belief in randomness. Sun and moon come out at prescribed times, they certainly not are coincidences.
That’s all I have to say to you. Staying rigid to one part of the truth makes you ignorant. The true thing is: you don’t ‘know’, you just ‘believe’.