The other day I had an interesting twitter conversation with blogger Arun who in real life is a caring doctor and an atheist. It started off with the following tweet from Arun.
I couldn’t help but send forth the following tweet:
Therein followed more tweets and the end result was that none moved an inch further away from their own conviction.
@Charakan @Asha_EK gud tht u agree prayers are speaking to urself. But what a stupid way of speaking to one self!How it helps in reminding v r humans?
@Charakan @arunpillai666 @asha_ek evry 1 deals with their problems themselves. Family friends Including talking to themselves may help.Happy Kitten @Asha_EK @Charakan @arunpillai666 You say that all those who blv in God are insane..that does not make you sane.Arun @Charakan @Asha_EK yes brain washing from early childhood is t foremost reason for persistence of this insanity called belief in god @arunpillai666Happy Kitten @Asha_EK @Charakan @arunpillai666 when I was a baby/toddler/child,I put my faith in my parents didnt I?I dont find it odd to place my faith n God nowHappy Kitten @Asha_EK @Charakan @arunpillai666 In this mad world I need an infinite reference point which is absolutely good.. Can you give me an alternative?Arun @Charakan @Asha_EK parents are in front of u in flesh and blood So it is sane unlike t insane belief in mythical god -:) @arunpillai666Happy Kitten @Asha_EK @Charakan @arunpillai666 these same parents blvd in an unseen God before me.. may parents are not insane..Arun @Charakan @Asha_EK yes brain washing from early childhood is t foremost reason for persistence of this insanity called belief in god @arunpillai666
@Charakan @Asha_EK all t violence u described are thr in this World for centuries along with God belief Nothing new @arunpillai666Arun @Charakan @Asha_EK Wht evr u enjoy r fruits human civilisation No utopian alternative presented by mythical god available @arunpillai666Arun @Charakan @Asha_EK violence in this World among Humans is comparatively less now as more & more ppl quit religion & embrace humanism @arunpillai666Happy Kitten @Asha_EK @Charakan @arunpillai666 maybe many have stopped being "religious" or are staying away from religious institutions.Happy Kitten @Asha_EK @Charakan @arunpillai666 According to one estimate, atheists make up about 2.3% of the world's population..do they sustain this world?Arun @Charakan @Asha_EK @arunpillai666 in Western Europe those hu states they r not Theists are 1/3 to 1/2 of population. World is following Europe -:)
@Asha_EK @Charakan @arunpillai666 hhhaaaaa.... what if my humanism comes from my belief in God? you will not accept it?
@Charakan @Asha_EK tht is because of ur & ur parents humanist culture All religious scriptures threaten ppl to believe @arunpillai666
@Asha_EK @Charakan @arunpillai666 how long doc? N evry prsns life cms a tme whn he rels tht hs parnts r not prfct. Lkws one qustns evrthng evn a God
@Charakan @Asha_EK think u have to get out of this god concept Need de addiction Not ur fault Brain washing of childhood -:) @arunpillai666Happy Kitten @Asha_EK @Charakan @arunpillai666 :) if my belief in God works for me why should I get out.. it is a good addiction for meArun @Charakan @Asha_EK @arunpillai666 no compulsion Only request not to brain wash & instil fear of mythical god in ur kidsArun @Charakan @Asha_EK lol Most ppl force kids to pray. Tell if u dont believe or pray te will go to a mythical horrid place called hell @arunpillai666Arun @Charakan @Asha_EK tht is because of ur & ur parents humanist culture All religious scriptures threaten ppl to believe @arunpillai666Happy Kitten @Asha_EK @Charakan @arunpillai666 Fear? you have wrong ideas abt God.. someone brainwashed you :)
@Charakan @Asha_EK Wht kind of god myth u believe in? Believe in relg scriptures? @arunpillai666Arun @Charakan @Asha_EK thr is no need of questioning a mythical creature -:) do u question t pink unicorn? @arunpillai666
So do we believe in God because our parents instilled in us the fear of God?
Does belief in God make us better or worse as humans?
Will we be freer if we throw these fetters that binds us to God? More free to do well or to do evil?
What about those atheists turned believers?
What is that draws us to God?
Personally for me God has been real in my life. He was always an unseen force guiding me through the rough times of my life. He is someone to whom I talk daily. Even otherwise when one look at nature and it’s loveliness how many of us cannot but help send a silent note of gratitude to the one who made all this. If His creations are so perfect and beautiful won’t He be the ultimate? Or when we see the good deeds from around us who really inspires them ? There must be some remnant of the “God particle” in each one of us which makes us question His presence itself. Or when we the evil around us dont we want a reference point of goodness? Is this ultimate goodness only a myth?
As for the atheists, their unbelief might have been passed over from their parents or they must be seeing the senselessness of religion and steering far away from it. Organized religion has turned many away from God completely. Look at the recent attack on a helpless girl from Pakistan just because she wanted to study! Was she not shot in the name of God? Can someone believe in such a God? Can a loving God do such senseless acts?
Organized religion has done every evil on this earth in the name of God. If God is good how did it end this way? How did those who learn about him practice ways to do more evil than good?
Guess these questions shall remain unanswered while many continue to believe in Him while many others shun this concept called GOD.
I hope my readers too would shed more light on this topic.
Why did they turn towards or away from God ?