All right, this post is going to be something different from the previous posts. This post is going to touch a very serious and sensible topic.
It is totally a person’s own view, whether to be religious, to believe in God or to be spiritual and it is totally none of my business. Getting to the point, while reading Abhi’s post, I suddenly realized, maybe the guy has a point. He talked about a few questions, which I know, almost everyone is unsure of.
So, the wikipedia describes atheism as :
“Atheism can be either the rejection of theism or the assertion that deities do not exist. In the broadest sense, it is the absence of belief in the existence of deities.”
I have certainly come across many people who say they are “atheist”, and that they don’t believe in God. I’m quoting my best friend’s words here:
“He acts all the time! It’s just that he acts to fulfil his sadist pleasures. He watches us, and laughs when we cry! And whenever someone stands against him, his ego gets hurt! I’m an atheist and I am proud of it.”
I was not in his favour that day, and even now, I won’t support his view. He’s an atheist and it’s his personal thing, but anyways he calls “GOD” a sadist, the same God who according to him doesn’t exist.
This is not only his view. Probably all of us, who are self-claimed “atheist”, think in the same way. And I’m included in that! I suddenly with some very stupid ups, well no ups, only downs in my life, was compelled to think that there’s no God! But then I realized that even after that if something bad happened, I just blamed him and claimed that I’m an atheist! Wow!
For most of us, it is just a way to escape reality. Escape the hardships.
But then, you’ll find some true atheists, who don’t believe in any deity, who hold themselves responsible for their all acts and will never blame anyone, for anything, any day!
In my 4th standard’s moral education book, there was one story about two girls.
One of them was astik( theist) and other was nastik (atheist). The theist always said
that there’s one almighty power who created the world, so wonderful, with so many
different creatures. But the atheist second the view of science, the high temperature
and pressure, over millions of years, formed the earth. One day the atheist finds a
very beautiful painting at the theists’ home. On asking about it, the theist replies, “I
didn’t make it. It’s just like that due to temperature, the paints and pressure
themselves created this thing.”
A very complete story in itself. Everything in this world needs a source. Yes, it does.
My dad says, there’s nothing like spirits and ghosts, it’s all in our mind, nothing else.
This made me believe that no such things exist.
P.S. 1) Spirituality left untouched here, so does religion.
2) Your views welcomed.
3) I know Arun’s going to say “Whenever I read you, why do I get this feeling that you
are 23 yrs old!”:P:P