Sunday, November 11, 2012

GOD OH! MY GOD!..........SEED OF AN IDEA




QUESTION WITH BOLDNESS EVEN THE EXISTENCE OF GOD, IF THERE BE ONE, HE MUST MORE APPROVE OF THE HOMAGE OF REASON, THAN THAT OF BLIND-FOLDED FEAR -THOMAS JEFFERSON

The very idea of questioning the existence of God is a shocking notion for some people. To doubt the existence of God is considered blasphemous, a sin, for many believers. How can one question The  Ultimate Reality- The Creator , The Supreme One? Does a child ever question the existence of his/her parent? We have never seen who gave birth to us. We never saw our actual conceptualization by our parents. Yet we believe completely when we are told who our parents are.
 Imagine the distress you can cause if you grow up, and then apply your reason/ logic and ask for proof from your parents. “Papa, You have taken good care of me but now I want some concrete scientific proof that you are really my father.” Well, you may never come across such situation in the real world, except of course in cases like one Mr. ND Tiwari (a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh) faced. The anguish of a loving parent faced with such a query is as severe as that of a child who lived in the blissful ignorance and warmth of his/her parents loving shelter, until the discovery that he/she is an adopted one.  The point I am trying to make here is that the knowledge that one does not actually belong is painful for both the child as well as the parent.  It is the pain one faces when a limb is severed from one’s body. There are many times in our lives when our belief is shaken and we being to doubt if there is someone called God. I am not talking about the Atheist who finds it difficult to see a path beyond the cloud of reason and rationality. I am talking about the pain a believer faces when situations in life forces doubt to descend upon his/her faith.
Imagine the pain of a mother who has lost her child. For her the entire world has caved in. In her world God is cruel. He has deceived his believer and let lawlessness and chaos reign. If the God she had prayed to and had faith in is good and preserves all thing good, If He protects his children, than how can he make her life so barren and hopeless. Such a mother will find the very foundation of her faith completely uprooted. Would we reprimand a young widow who refuses to pray to God or believe in Him after her loving partner has been snatched cruelly by fate. It takes a lot of courage for the poor to keep their faith in God as they sleep in an empty stomach and watch the corrupt.

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