The purpose of this blog is not meant to criticize any religion in particular but to show the other side of coin to religious people. Most theists are theists because they take those rituals and values from their environment and start to act in same way without questioning. But some free thinkers wander their brain in every possible direction and do not see things the way theists to. This is meant to be a light weight blog, I am not asking anyone to change but accept the differences in others.
This blog was created for my best friend whom I lost to religion, years of friendship was ruined when virtual unseen god took priority over an real alive friend:( . Irony of this blog is that this was not created to be against spiritualism but against religious fundamentalism. I do not discuss religions-atheism in real life not just because it is too boring to be talked about but because unlike other Atheists I do not want everyone to become atheist. One think good that religion does to theists is that it gives them a ray of hope – hope that following certain laws they can book themselves a slot in heaven, that they are being taken care of by most powerful entity in this Universe and religion gives them something that mankind has always run for – virtual immortality. Unfortunately these are luxuries that Atheists cannot afford. I am not directly indirectly supporting religions by this but this ray of hope is something I do not indent to take away from peace loving theists.
Despite such promises why am I still an Atheist – read the blog 🙂 . Science has more counter arguments against religions that definition of reality has changed dramatically and for me Knowing the reality is far more important than living with half baked theories without proofs which theists themselves claim are just to be believed than to be considered logically. At the time when most religions were crafted human viewpoint was that there exists earth where humans live and space where God lives, thats why even after millions of spherical pictures of earth humans look at sky and pray to god. Current model of Earth in Universe is analogous to a sand grain on earth and saying that most powerful entity called God is watching earth is analogous to saying head of UN (or US president) should be watching 1 sand grain all the time. Earth is not the center of our Solar system, Sun is just another star out of 10^22 stars, our solar systems lies in 1 corner of our galaxy, our galaxy is just another galaxy out of 10^11 galaxies and possibly our Universe may be just one of Universe out of many possible theoretical parallel Universes. Thus our understanding and the way we perceive Universe needs to be changed too.
Quest for Theory of Everything
PS: Ignorance might be bliss but only knowledge can provide nirvana – Buddha.