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​When self declared Godmen commit crimes and are punished, its good news for me and millions of other rationalists / actualists but a degree of dissatisfaction remains in me which could have been wiped clean if those fanatics and believers who followed these Godmen were also punished to some lesser degrees. I do realize ofcourse that this is practically not viable. Its easy to punish a self declared Godman like Baba Ram Rahim for raping two women disciples for two years but how can Baba’s 5 crore followers be punished ? That being said, the fact remains that, a major part of common people still remains gullible and naive. They love to believe in miracles and they crave for some miracle to happen in their mundane lives that will take care of all their problems , afflictions and miseries. They believe in Godmen because they want to believe in someone with more powers than human. And almost always a lion part of these believers become fanatics. Religious fanatism is more deadly than any organized crime because it can do any harm to anyone who opposes the belief and comes very close to organized terrorism. Fanatics unfortunately have answers for all questions which rationalists don’t. Logic and reason can’t give you an answer as to what happens after death but fanatics can. For them there is a heaven and a hell and a God and sins and punishments …… so on.  Concepts based not on evidence but faith. Faith is nothing but ‘ I LOVE TO BELIEVE AND I WILL ‘ with arrogance. For fanatics there is nothing as accidents , for them everything happens for a reason. Everything that occurs in this world of ours has an intention, a will of someone far superior than us. Its a kind of childhood innocense that makes us believe in Batman and Superman. 

Self declared Godmen all over the world take benefit of this faith factor of people, spend a considerable amount of money for welfare of commoners which for them is just and investment and establish themselves as Godmen. We love to believe that God is watching us, will take care of us, so when another human takes care of our problems with care, kind words, help and money, we fit him /her in the next best position available that is Godman. Life is pretty simple. You work, you earn, you survive, you die. Whatever happens to you – an accident, a decease, a heart break, a tragedy …… – just happens. Cause & effect, or just sheer chance factor. There are no theories, no explanations, no bookkeeping of your good deeds and sins, no miracles, no heaven or hell. 

I guess the believers know all these already but choose not give room to reasons.

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You have been brainwashed from your childhood, by parents, school, college, church, temples, religious bodies and legal framework – TO BE GOOD. What if you grew up without this brainwashing procedure ? How would you have turned out to be, today ? I wander ! 🙂

YOU   BELIEVE / HAVE FAITH  IN GOD 

BUT

DOES  GOD   BELIEVE / HAVE FAITH  IN YOU  ?

If you are prepared to kill me over an arguement ‘Whose God Is Greater ?’, I will readily accept that ‘your’s is greater’ because i believe my God won’t want me to die over such an arguement and I will be happy and content to live out the rest of my normal life with a God, may be not so great as your’s.

The final moment is so very scary. The last thought, the last breath, the final minute : no matter who you are and how good or bad you have been in your life, the final minute comes and belief in  GOD makes it a bit less scary. Religion is an unnecessary baggage you carry through out your life but God is necessary for mass. God is hope, God is peace, God is the unexplained creator of everything.  Believing in God does’nt mean you abandon Science.  God is that part of Nature which Science is yet to explain.  You can’t  reject the existence of  Gravitational Force just because you fail to explain it.

There is nothing more dangerous than organized religion. Every religion spoon feeds the concept of Sin and also promises you ways to be absolved of Sins committed by you. Its like Mineral water company making you believe that freely available drinking water are mostly impure and makes you buy their mineral water which is ‘99.99 % bacteria free’ !  If you do a little on line research of your own, you will realize that this was way how Bottled Drinking Water made it’s place in commercial world.  There is nothing that divides us more effectively than Religion. Every day, from waking up in morning to going to sleep at night, you live, you exist, with help of science. If you are diabetic, religion does’nt help you but insulin does. If you are in excruciating pain, morphine gives you relief not religion. So whats the point of carrying this baggage called Religion ?   And where do you go after death, absolved of all sins committed by you ?  To Heaven – they say. Heaven – where there is abundant milk and honey, beautiful women dances and entertains you …….. It sounds like coaxing of a pimp to take you to a brothel !   R for religion,  R for reason.  I WILL LIVE AND DIE WITH THE LATER. What about you ?

Rejecting religion can be dangerous. In some places one merely risks career and family ties, in others, life and limb.

This is a Fact.

Another Fact is that we humans claim to be civilized !