Three tiny letters, yet one word having enough power to terminate human existence. With a concept so infinite hovering in my head, I attempt to get a minute glimpse.
God, the word has numerous meanings and is perceived differently by each of us. It has most importantly led to the clear segregation of conflicting beliefs- the believers and the atheists. While atheists repeatedly demand a rationale, believers try to explain how HE cannot and must not be explained. Being a believer myself, here’s my impression. (I wouldn’t dare to say conclusion).
As the puranic scriptures say, faith in the Almighty does not have to deal with religion. When the explanations of science do not suffice as answers to cryptic questions, faith is what comes into play. Faith does not oppose science, nor does it ridicule it. Science or rationale is but an offspring of faith.
Time and again, the extremists of both sides debate how they were two opposing and mutually exclusive beliefs. Time and again, they’ve been proved wrong. It is safe to conclude that those drawing Science and Faith apart, do so for all the wrong reasons- ignorance or maybe just cynic pleasure in declaring themselves superior by putting the other down.
In my opinion, extremists at both sides must surrender; they definitely do not get the fuller picture. Being politically motivated or aiming to create communal disharmony is, in most cases, their ulterior objective.
If man acquired the technique of mastering all sciences, why then can he not answer a question as simple as “which came first? The hen or the egg?”. In fact with growing knowledge in science, man learns to bow down to what he calls “nature” and is humbled by its facets.
“But we cannot see God”, argue the atheists. Can they “see” a mother’s love? Can they “see” pain? Can they touch it? The Almighty is present in each of these sensations. But they do not demand to “see” them. Why this double standard with God?
I would not want to condemn their stand. In fact, they too are believers. They believe in the presence of NO Supreme Being which in itself is a belief. I am of the opinion that they do not wish to see what is right before them. Yes, we witness God in all his manifestations; from the smallest drop of water to the mightiest of mountains.
The atheists may also be questioned on their superbly rational line of thought. All they have is “theories” of evolution and birth of mankind. I say, these theories are as improbable as their supposition about God.
“Man has always feared the Unknown”. Ever wondered why believers are called “God-fearing”? As much as man attempts to understand Him, he goes further away from the absolute Truth. It’s best if God is left uncomprehended. Else, won’t Man qualify as God himself?