NOTE : This post is not a personal attack on any believer of God (as the concept exists majorly today) or on any preacher or on God himself (herself)… It is merely my standpoint on the concept. You can happily disagree and all of your comments, except for abuses (preferably) are accepted. I would much appreciate if you let me know, via comments, if you differ from my opinion, or even if u agree. 🙂
The following are the three major concepts regarding God that the majority believes in:
1. That God exists everywhere but also only in the statues that are made of him and put in the place of worship.
2. That God “forbids” us from doing such and such things.
3. That God decides EVERYTHING and those who help themselves are helped by God and the others are punished for not working themselves.
1. That God exists everywhere but also only in the statues that are made of him and put in the place of worship. – We have all grown up hearing God is everywhere. And we have all also grown up hearing why we should visit our holy place of worship regularly (The time period of each visit depends from religion to religion/ belief to belief). And why the paradox.If God is everywhere, I could be praying while doing ANYTHING at all. Why do I need to sit in a particular place to pray? Also, then why do we stop women from visiting holy places during their menstrual cycle? Is God not where they are sitting instead of going to the place of worship?
If God indeed was the stone that was turned into the ‘form of God’ (whatever that is, because I am yet to hear of anyone having witnessed God in a form, but anyway), then everyone who knows how to give shapes to rocks and stones, is a God Maker.
So decide people, either tell the others around you that God is everywhere OR tell them to visit your temple/mosque/gurudwara etc. Stop this double standards.
2. That God “forbids” us from doing such and such things. – “It is against our religion to have meat/ to drink/ to……………………………….. ” Why? God came and told you so? Or is it even mentioned in your original holy texts (the unadulterated for personal purposes version). It’s only something you and your religion has made believe for convenience and for distinction. ‘We are Hindus and they are not as we do/do not do this’…….. CRAP. Wake up people. God has not asked you not to have meat, or drink alcohol or not visit your “place of worship” during certain days of the month (this one applies only to women). We ( Society/Religion) have made the restrictions. God is not going to punish a Hindu Brahmin for having non-veg ( I am yet to be punished), or a Muslim for drinking (my cousin does).
3.That God decides EVERYTHING and those who help themselves are helped by God and the others are punished for not working themselves. – God does everything and decides everything, right? That’s what we all happily believe in, calling it destiny or luck. A little more on this here. So if he decides EVERYTHING, it is he who decides whether I am lazy or hardworking, whether I will do this today or procastinate. How is it that God decides our ‘results’ but not our actions. Are they not part of everything?
We often say, “how unlucky you are. God punished you for his actions.” WAIT A SECOND HERE. God is the all knowing, all understanding, fair and just master. Then how can he make such a goof-up? Or, the other common thing, “It seems God doesn’t want you to be happy, so he is making your family and friends not support you”. If God is “making” others not support you, then why do we say to them, ” why are you doing this and hurting him/her. You should be considerate.” Now, where did these double standards come from?
So decide, is God deciding everyhting including the result or not deciding anything. THIS IS NOT A SYSTEM OF CONVENIENCE WHERE YOU PUT TO GOD WHAT YOU WISH AND TAKE THE REST TO YOURSELF.
Think about it, and think hard.
P.S. There are many things in this post that I have mentioned that I do not believe in, but have let it pass. Eg: Religion, Hindus, Muslims, Brahmins etc……… I disagree to these concepts entirely.