Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Another guy... another GOD theory...


I read THE PINK ORCHID's post of being traditional and started commenting... I soon realized, I had a lot to share. So, here I go...

I said this on previous occasions but I'll just state it once again for the record... PK doesn't believe in GOD but believes in the ways of religion. But me not acknowledging GOD doesn't make his/her existence questionable if they REALLY exist. At least I know, I know. Now if you're saying to yourself, why'd I care (IF), read on... its always fun to read these things...

I am an atheist. But, having said that, let me also tell you, I love and respect religion. YES. Not GOD, RELIGION. Because nothing bad ever was preached by any religion. Religions are just a way of life... a disciplined way of life... follow it long enough and they call it a TRADITION!!

I do not have the influence of God on my life but I feel, all the religious traditions I've been put through, have built a great part of me!! For one thing, it surely taught me to be patient!! sitting through long sessions and stuff. Also, while people chant, I believe it would have some effect on them, not because of God, but because it involves taking control of one's own many senses.....


I accept the fact that I am what I am because of the effects religion has had on me (though I don't acknowledge the GOD factor involved in it). Any religion, if followed the right way, is good. Its just a huge collection of a set of DOs and DONTs which have been studied for centuries and put together as one solid thesis... RELIGION. Good. But, the confusing or rather amusing part here is, were the makers of these religions lacking so much confidence in themselves that they had to acknowledge all these as teachings of some being who is above the entire Human race?? And even worse, losers came along with passing time and added a whole new list of DOs and DONTs which had nothing to do with the initial teachings!!

A guy sitting in a laboratory achieves a feat no man has EVER achieved in life before, something that would CHANGE the world forever... and the bunch of losers come along saying, let's all thank God for this!! Guys!! The guy who discovered that thing is your GOD, He is The Man, standing right in front of you!!

A student studies HARD or whatever it is he does to score well and all the good results are dedicated to HIM and the bad ones to him!! No!! HE did not even remotely help the guy when he was staggered at the junction, not knowing whether to choose "Berkley or Lamport's Algorithm" or "the different types of threads", neither of which he knew the answers to, to clear the line!! But the guy somehow managed the show himself and in the end did a fair job.

Jokes apart, the whole GOD-factor in this world, is causing more destruction than ever before!! Now, it MAY not be fair enough to blame The Gods themselves for all that, but the fact that its in their name and there's not a GOD-DAMN thing they can do about it, remains a fact.

So, the Gods either need to make a PUBLIC-APPEARANCE and set all the records straight (which I really doubt, because the people doing stuff in their name need more action and definitely wouldn't spare GOD-himself for coming out in the open and making a statement) or PEOPLE need to stop worrying themselves about the GOD-factor and start living for themselves. Now, when I say this, I am definitely not preaching. For me, that's the IDEAL solution!! Because if people still fought then (which I'm sure they will), it would at least be based on an element of TRUTH and someday, there can be JUSTICE. But GOD, he's way above the LAW!!



See you when I see you... :)

18 comments:

Pranav Kumar V said...

The pic on top, apparently is that of the SUN GOD!! Now, for a guy who regards him as such a lousy GOD... his city is the hottest in the country!! 35C!! The hottest today!! I'd still maintain he's one lousy GOD!! ;)

Anonymous said...

thanks for giving it a new perspective..but this dabate has been going on for so very long.. rather a very sensitive issue this one is....

all i'd say is god exists only during my exams.. ;)

Femin Susan said...

hey!
very well written about the assistance of god.all the religious traditions are in such a way that it can capture all minds and calm. so people feel it as a way to calm them from worries.any way a beautiful accept of yours.
cheers!

Rahul Viswanath said...

Lol .... Most of us remember HIM only during hard times .........

Pranav Kumar V said...

@the pink orchid : TRUE!! A sensitive issue involving senseLESS issues!! :| And during exams... I am my BEST GOD!! :D But again, we're all meant to have our own perspectives in life right?? We're all just as human as anyone else!! Cheers.

@Femin Susan : Yeah, those who ACTUALLY know what its all about, find PEACE in it!!

@Rahul : Why?? WHY WHY??? In fact that is when we need to find more space and comfort within ourselves!!

Anyways, lets keep CHILLin' both in the name of GOD and ourselves!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Although I do strongly believe in God, that sign on the bus is quite relaxing... :P

deluded said...

thats why its cooler to be an agnostic.

once you are, you just dont care.

Pranav Kumar V said...

@ Sydney : I guess its the 'Atheist Bus' campaign in the UK... They preach Atheism...

@ Deluded : Well, not that I really care... I said its FUN to read!! ;)

joiedevivre said...
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joiedevivre said...

hmm..its a personel choice..you made it your way..and things you said are very true..
it dosent matter you believe in god or not, what is important is you should be gentle and kind to humanity..with minimum of hard feelings..

Pranav Kumar V said...

@joiedevivre : Couldn't agree more... no hard feelings and no harm to others...

kya baat hai?? covered 3 posts at a time!! :D

See you when I see you... :)

RiverSoul said...

I am an agnostic. I can describe myself as a person who feels that God probably doesn't exist, but who doesn't doubt his existence either.

Remove god from religion, and all that you've got, would be effectively just a tradition. Well written, Pranav
:)
Personally, I don't believe much in any particular religion, for religions were man made, made by man to suit man's inadequacies, to soothe his jittery conscience, and to get a sense of all-pervading authority.

But i do believe, that there may be one single entity, a spiritual existance, that is up there, waiting to help those who seek help.
:)
Nice post.

Rahul said...

hey...nice post...right from the heart..this is wat I call life !! :)
Have a good day. Am delighted to be adding you as a friend.

AT said...

I wondered why you called me "the most religious boy I've known"

Now I get it......

When I was reading the post ..... I experienced a resonance of thoughts ........

Very nice post buddy....

Pranav Kumar V said...

@AT : Ah!! See I told you!! I was talking about the same post too!!

See you when I see you... :)

workhard said...

I guess the concept of believing in or not believing in God is a very personal issue and best kept it that way.. I hate it when people create religious issues over who is the right God...



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Pranay said...

I agree with you on this one...Very close to my own thoughts. Well written. :)

Anonymous said...

"A guy sitting in a laboratory achieves a feat no man has EVER achieved in life before, something that would CHANGE the world forever... and the bunch of losers come along saying, let's all thank God for this!! Guys!! The guy who discovered that thing is your GOD, He is The Man, standing right in front of you!!"

So very true.....Way to go fishboy!!!