He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and omnibenevolent.
The above one is the best definition I could find for 'God'.
The concept of God is so self-consistent that there is no way to disprove it to a believer.
But to a non-believer, the same ideas seems to be the most rubbish ideas that can be found in this universe (they call it 'crap', isn't it?)
Now, let me put in my views.
God is an abstract idea. There is no such place called Heaven where He lives.
God is the practical application of the most intelligently created concept of a power which can decide what happens around us (and which can be called in the simplest terms as 'will power').
God is a base upon which the tired ones can rest. God is a vast resource from which we can draw infinitely large amount of inspiration. God is an ocean of ideas. God is a nice feeling. God is a pioneer. God is a light. God is a vision. God is a dream. God is a creditor. God is a care-taker.
God is a reliance.
God is mind.
Yes. This is the secret. God lies in everyone's mind. God is our mind. It is our mind which helps us in whatever ways we want it to. It is the mind that we mean by God.
And, our ancestors thought... there would be people who are not confident about themselves... they won't trust their mind or its power either... then what is the way to make them confident?
And they found the answer. They found that if they substituted mind with God (who is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent) whom anyone would easily trust upon, they could make the less confident ones more confident, because now they are not relying upon their minds but on the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God.
Thus, our 'great' great-grandfathers engineered a brilliant idea to exploit the talent hidden in people - God.
This belief of God got stronger with the many myths that surrounds divinity. Classics and epics were written to glorify God. These were meant as guidelines for people to follow for leading a better life. Then the people who forged the thought died. Their friends died. The whole generation died. Everyone who knew how the concept got visualised died.
Years passed. Then decades. Then centuries. By now, the belief had been so strongly nailed upon human minds and hearts that no one thought to question it.
Then comes the 20th and21st century. By now, people have started losing faith. They have begun to ask questions. They have found their way back to the situations that made their ancestors create the idea. They have come to know that they needn't believe in God if they can believe upon themselves. There is nothing to cover the truth.
Now they know - God didn't create man, it was man who created God.
There are people who still can't think beyond what they were made to believe from their birth onwards (or even earlier through genes). They shouldn't be forced to accept the truth. And there is no need to. When everyone realises the truth, when everyone -good and bad - realises the truth, the world might become an unstable one. The world may explode.
So better let it as it is. Let those who know, know, and those who don't, don't.
That God is you.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008