Saturday, December 13, 2008

GOD - Created by Saints, destroyed by Fundamentalists

God - a name which we all fear, respect, worship, love and obey diligently. There are numerous Gods across the globe, different races have different gods of their own, and countless stories about gods and their miracles are injected to our brains before we are able to think of our own. We all are systematically brain washed by our religions through our parents and society.

There is one thing common about gods - they all have super powers. They have a highly sophisticated intelligence network which gives them instant reports about each and everything which is happening across the world. He will analyse your behaviour and weigh the good and bad deeds we have done in this world and then determine whether we should go to heaven or hell once you die. Simply amazing isn't it?

Another common trait of gods across the world is that they will never ever appear in public. The messages are always conveyed by his preachers, who claim they have direct access to god and his 'messages'. Even though they are not able to do significant 'miracles' by themselves, they normally come up with some simple tricks like catching Shiva lingas and even Rolex watches from thin air. (A professional magician can perform much better tricks than that!)

Questions about God have always been dealt with stupid philosophy by the preachers. Their answers are always vague, confusing, without any evidence whatsoever and will always be based on 'stories' and 'books' written in prehistoric times. Still majority of our educated society including scientists and doctors believe and follow 'non existing' Gods.

Gods were created by the rulers of the land when people were as good as animals. Religions were created by great thinkers in order to guide mankind to a civilised life and to create an environment of peace and mutual respect. Religions had contributed a great deal to human race. They played a pivotal role in shaping up great civilisations. Religions were relevant and indispensable in ancient times, as they ensured that people move in the right direction. The uneducated and uncultured people during those times were made to believe that some 'super power' is monitoring them and they will be accountable for their actions, thereby creating a fear (of god) which forced people to live a honest life.

But things are different now; human race has evolved a great deal. We all are educated and civilised. We are capable of understanding good and bad. Religions have lost relevance as the ill effects are more than the merits. People need to understand that there is no point in being oversensitive over religions. Religions are nothing but a few well written stories by some of the greatest visionaries who lived centuries ago. Even in their wildest imaginations, they would not have foreseen current situation where religions, most probably will initiate the destruction of mankind.

We lead a luxurious life compared to our ancestors; thanks to the technology, electronic equipments, advanced medicines, infrastructure, internet etc. None of this was given to us by God or his ‘spokespersons’. This is the result of the hard work of normal human beings with no extraordinary powers. I think its time to realise the truth – ‘There is no God’ and we have only one life. We need to experience the beauty of the greatest mystery of all times – “Life”, rather than fighting each other for silly reasons like religion and nationality.



11 comments:

Seema said...

A Very nice message indeed, probably everyone needs to understand this. There is no God??I would disagree with you on that. God is above and beyond any religion and is probably not an entity of its own. We all have some Godliness in ourselves and that is what we should respect and believe. My theory on God would take a whole day so stopping here :-)

Ajith said...

Seema - I have no doubt that Ram, Krishna, Allah, Krishna, Christ and all other gods are either human creations or extremely charismatic Individuals (like Gandhi). I firmly believe that there is no 'God'.
Our mind determines the progress of this world. If we live a honest life, show mutual respect and kindness to fellow humans the world will become heaven. There is godliness in ourselves, I agree. Unfortunately along with god, devil also resides in our mind. Ultimately the future of this world and mankind resides on each one of us and not Gods.

The Layman said...

I believe there is a God! :)
Not arguing with you on anything as whatever you said makes a lot of sense..
especially Even in their wildest imaginations, they would not have foreseen current situation where religions, most probably will initiate the destruction of mankind.

But I believe there is a God.
I guess its our perceptions which are limited.

Ajith said...

Layman- I understand mate,I believe religious faith is a very private affair. Everyone has the right to chose their faith in this country. This post is my own view on 'God'. I still go to temple when I am at home. Illel amma talayil tanutha vellam ozhikkum :)I believe its a part of our culture and nothing more than that.

BTW, I can't argue with you and seema on anything. We are one Family :)

Seema said...

You are right Rama,Krishna,Christ,Muhammed etc etc they were all extremely charismatic human beings and that is exactly the reasons why are called incarnations or sons of God and were mortal too. They were not God themselves but lived to influence lesser capable human beings.
It is the devil in our selves that we have to demolish but in today's world the devil is much stronger and powerful that our Godliness takes a back seat. Indirectly what I am trying to say is that belief in God is nothing but a belief in your true good self and that belief, trust , fear and respect that one have for self makes one no lesser than God.

P.S. Yeah, We are one happy family :-)

P.P.S. oru doubt. Thalayil amma nellika vellam aano thanupichu ozhikunathu :P

Ajith said...

@ Seema - Mom knows her son is a little crazy, pakshe ithu vare nellikka try cheythittilla:)

Ajit said...

"Yaar yaar sivam...
Nee naan sivam"......

:)
read the whole lyrics...
http://quintessentialhope.blogspot.com/2008/09/indianism-2.html

I belive that there is a higher power and no one can come between that power and me.... not any preacher.....

Ajith said...

@Ajit - I really like tht song, thnx for the lyrics. The song is very relevant in today's context. We need to start preaching about about love and mutual respect without the barricades of cast, colour, religion, nationality etc...

Happy Kitten said...

Wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year...

And I am sure the wisdom and the prayerful persistence of your mother will finally prevail :)

perturbed perceiver said...

well i think God should be perceived as a source of energy,someone/something that you can trust and count upon when you feel that you are all alone,just as that twilight in the horizon which keeps one going in the hope that one day we might actually reach there...

Ajith said...

@ perturbed perceiver - God is the last resort for people when things do not go according to them. I would say rather than praying to some non existent super power, it would be better to utilise one's time and energy to sit and think about the problems and ways to overcome them.