Thursday, November 4, 2010
There may be reason enough to reject a religion but that is not a reason to reject God; Because God is Love. It is unfortunate that some persons regard some religion or the concerned preacher in consideration as an authority on God and rejected God because of that. Such persons make another error when they refer to God, as this god or that god because there is Just one God.
In a recent response to Stephen Hawking elsewhere who claimed that God may exist but theology was not necessary to explain creation, that could take place spontaneously by laws of gravity and quantum theory. I agree fully with Stephen Hawking. Theology of the many types that goes around is not necessary to explain creation, but Gravity is, and as mentioned elsewhere in this blog more than once, Gravity is one of the manifestations of God that makes Him create the universe spontaneously.
There are many other manifestations of God. Another is love. Without the motherly love, one of the finest manifestations of God, with which creatures of various sorts care for their young, sustaining life and evolution would be impossible. More has been written about that in an earlier post – Love is the basis of Life.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
My last two posts mentioned about different types of persons based on their belief in God. Besides the clear distinction between those who believe in God or disbelieve in Him, there are also a very large number of undecided persons who may fluctuate in their belief or have not made up their mind on the issue.
One apprehension that some persons have in accepting belief in God is that it might imply missing out on some of the fun the material world has to offer – sex, money and fame etc. In my experience this is a completely erroneous assumption. If a person is avoiding belief in God because of this reason it is an unnecessary and misplaced apprehension. The reason for this is explained in the next paragraph.
Once a person comes closer to God and becomes more spiritual the abilities of a person are enhanced and therefore material and physical thing come more easily within his or her reach. It is true that the tastes and preferences of such persons begins to change so that they would much rather go for love than lust, much rather enjoy a sojourn in a beautiful garden or forest than a Disco or the shopping mall, choose a job with less money in a quite green town rather than one with more money in a bustling city, much rather go for peace than fame etc. And, even though they can much more easily find access to the satisfaction of lust than others, truly spiritual persons tend to shun that experience because it tends to draw them away from their spiritual joy that is much more longer lasting. However it does mean that a spiritual person is able to satisfy his or her urgent material and physical needs much more easily (and they do this whenever necessary) than another that is not spiritual thus enhancing peace, happiness and security.
It is not as if God stops seeing and making a note of our deeds and thoughts if we try to disbelieve in Him. Persons who choose to believe in God face another dilemma, what religion to join especially when shortcomings of various available religions have become apparent to them. In this last they could do what I have done – follow the example of the founders of all great religions – shun the existing temples and churches and become an independent theist. That is what I have done. No one church or temple has a monopoly on God. He (using He for convenience since God is beyond this human specification) belongs to all and everyone has an equal right on Him.
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