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ABOUT GOD:

 

DOES GOD EXIST ?  NO

DO WE NEED GOD ?  YES

IS THERE NO HEAVEN OR HELL ?  NO

 

I BEGIN WITH THESE SIMPLE QUESTION-ANSWER MODE, BECAUSE NO AUTHOR, PHILOSOPHER, SCIENTIST IS GIVING SIMPLE ANSWERS TO SIMPLE QUESTIONS ASKED. THEY WRITE PAGES, SPEAK VOLUMES BUT ALMOST ALWAYS AVOID THE DIRECT APPROACH. SO, ARMED WITH SCIENCE, SENSITIVITY AND LOTS OF COMMON SENSE, I DARE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS MYSELF!

 

THERE IS NO GOD, NO SUPREME POWER, NO HEAVEN OR HELL, BECAUSE THERE CAN’T BE. WHAT EVER HAPPENS IN OUR LIVES , GOOD AND BAD IS A PART OF CHAIN REACTION TO A SERIES OF EVENTS, THAT CAN BE SIMPLY DEFINED AS  “CAUSE AND EFFECT” . IT’S NOT POSSIBLE FOR ANY ONE OF US OR A GROUP TO KNOW AN ENTIRE CHAIN OF EVENTS, HENCE WE LABEL AN INCIDENT , WHICH IN ITSELF IS SIMPLY A PART OF THIS CHAIN, AS AN ACCIDENT OR A MIRACLE , ASSOCIATE IT WITH DESTINY AND / OR GOD.

For example : Mr Anand Saxena was run over by a car , on his way to home, returning from office on the 5th of November 2011. Let’s see the Chain Of Events here. On August 24th, 2010 Mrs Dipa Desai first met Mr Sunil Modi in the Office cafeteria. Sunil just joined the Sales Dept , while Mrs Desai was in the H.R for the last 4 years. Handsome Modi and adventurous Desai started spending time together. Flirt,chat, romance, love, passion all followed in proper orders. Mr Vishal Desai , Branch Manager of a private bank, found out that his wife was cheating on him, on 3rd February 2011. Arguments, fights, blame game all followed in proper orders. June 29th they filed for a mutual divorce. Mr Vishal Desai was depressed and under lot of pressure both in office and private life. On October 4th , he sacked a new recruit Mr Aveek Mathur in a/c department for negligence in duty. The step was a bit harsh, but life is not fair for anyone ! Aveek and Vinita, were seeing each other for a couple of years. They had plans of getting married, once Aveek got a decent job. Vinita herself was under lot of pressure, since her parents were very much against this relation , and wanted to marry her off to a NRI, whose father and Vinita’s dad were college pals. Now with Aveek getting sacked, Vinita was in no position to call the shots. On 2nd November Vinita told Aveek of the latest developments at her home front, cried a lot etc etc. So we now have Aveek Mathur without job, without girl, with loads of anger and frustration, drunk, depressed, driving his dad’s car at full speed………………… On the 5th of November 2011, Mr Anand Saxena on his way to home, returning from office was run over by a car , driven by Mr Aveek Mathur.

 

SO THERE LIES THE CHAIN OF EVENTS ! YOU CAN BLAME THE IMMEDIATE PERSON YOU CAN GET HOLD OF, OR YOU CAN BLAME DESTINY OR GOD. WE CAN NEVER FIND THE ENTIRE CHAIN OF EVENTS INVOLVED FOR ANY GIVEN INCIDENT.

 

SO CAN WE SCRAP THIS IDEA OF GOD ONCE AND FOR ALL?

 

NO , NOT YET. HUMAN BEINGS ARE NOT PSYCHOLOGICALLY STRONG ENOUGH TO DO AWAY WITH GOD. TO MAINTAIN OUR SANITY, OUR INNER PEACE WE NEED TO OFFER PRAYERS, WE NEED TO CONFIDE, WE NEED TO MAINTAIN THIS BELIEF THAT  “SOMEONE MIGHTY AND KIND” WILL TAKE CARE OF US. WE CREATED “THE CREATOR” OUT OF THIS NEED.

MORE OVER , WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DEATH. WITH OUR LAST BREATH IS IT THE END OF MIND, END OF CONSCIOUSNESS, END OF ALL ENDEAVOURS?  IF IT IS THEN IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO ACCEPT. MOMENTS BEFORE DEATH CAN BE VERY AGONISING . HERE COMES THE IDEA OF HEAVEN, HELL , A SOOTHING NOTION THAT DEATH  IS NOT THE END, THERE STILL AWAITS SOME OTHER EXPERIENCES FOR US. THE JOURNEY DOES’NT END WITH DEATH!

 

OUT OF OUR OWN INSECURITY, FEAR OF UNKNOWN, WE HUMANS CREATED SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AND THAT IS GOD!

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