Monday, May 28, 2007
I've been plagued for ages over whether 'God' exists or not, and I still haven't reached a conclusion.
Let me begin by saying that I have lost faith in religion. Why? Well, because they all proclaim to be all knowing, and that's not possible, are contradictory to each other(and why should someone's faith be better that another's?), and more importantly, opposed to science. My conclusion, also, is that religion is basically man made, an effort to make things convenient for himself (reflected by the fact that most ancient religions discriminate against women, and there's no way I'm believing that's god's word). So that's that.
But religion and God, as anybody rational would point out, are two entirely different things.
So, ask cynics and scientists, where's the proof?
The most common response to this is that, look around you, marvel at the immensity of the wonders that science too has not been able to decipher, and then tell me, how can there not be a God?
It is a disconcerting question.
I mean, a universe of laws, all right. But such order, symmetry, synchronization, how can it be mere coincidence. I mean, it's hardly 'mere', is it?
But skeptics definitely have a point, there's no way to prove it, or disprove it for that matter. But then, actually, scientific laws too can never be proved, as our science textbook states, they can only ever be verified!

Isn't it strange that all languages have a word for 'God'? That invariably similar faiths developed all over the world, independent of each other?
An attempt to explain away the unknown through divinity, some would say. Perhaps.

The only way you have is to believe, for reason can never pave the path to God, said a quote. But I am unwilling to surrender all logic. A book I recently read said that you don't need to surrender logic, you just need to choose- from a tale where a higher power presides, and another that is full of coincidences, probabilities, and the like, and pointed out, too, that as niether can be proved, surely the former is the better tale.

The question, obviously, is that, is it just that- a tale?
posted by Clezevra @ 3:56 AM  
  • At May 28, 2007 at 4:36 AM, Blogger boojam said…

    Yes, they are all tales. Great big, convoluted, complicated, manipulistic, sometimes mysogenistic and hypocritical tales. But the thing is that they are great for teaching the basic principals. Trouble is once your in that far, 'they' have their teeth into you and you're trapped. Anyway you asked me what the result was, with the cross country team. They just did well, that's all. But we had fun!

  • At May 30, 2007 at 5:05 AM, Blogger Safdar -- veil-unmasked. said…

    just a few pointers.
    a-- no religion was essentially anti-female. its jus that as they come down the years, the forms get changed, the words changed, the interpretations change. hence, the religions we have now are very, very different from what they were conceived to be.

    b-- god's a funny subject. its more like whn uluk arnd u. the magnanimity of the intricacies in the world surprise u. u definitely feel like sumthin controls it all. maybe laws, maybe anything, but we prefer to give thema humane touch and call it god. maybe he does exist, but maybe not in the form we give him. we humans don't particularly like scientific names. maybe god is just a way to un-scientify wats abuv all.

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