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Self-sufficient and Self-existent

In the beginning was the Divinity in his splender, manifested as the sole Lord of land, skies, water, space and that beneath and He upheld the earth and the heavens. Who is the deity we shall worship with our offerings?

– Rig Veda (1700–1100 BCE)


Calling oneself an agnostic is very much in fashion these days. This approach takes a rather modern outlook towards religious ideologies, with a more pragmatic stab into the dark unexplained, and all this without having to subscribe to a specific religious opinion. As man grows more learned and adequately (for the lack of a better word) enlightened, he has competently recognized to intelligently disassociate himself from the religious dogmas while still being unable to root out his spiritual bent of mind.

Modern mind is confused, contradictions rule the dimly lit avenues of his consciousness.

While, on one hand, the luminescence of science illuminates his logical senses; the dark matter of intuition haunts his insecure need to be aligned to the greater entity, God. It has now come to be a fashion to rule out the existence of God, perhaps because there are no bases for an argument in favor of the same. It is not an exact science or even anything close to it. God’s existence cannot be established through experiments or reproduced in a controlled environment. Religion has survived since antiquity alongside some other social practices, yet, history cannot substantiate a pro-God stance. So, how to conclude? The questions however is why seek a conclusion? Science is merely the acquired knowledge, beyond which a sea exists, yet remains unknown. The evidence has to be published by whoever is making an argument.

If science has to disapprove God, it may be done without much ado, but if science wants to prove that God is not there, then, what proof could science present?

No matter what the official moto of the otherwise secular United States proclaims, the trust factor has been a barren deficiency among modern earth-mongers when it comes to God. One major reason to that is a lack of definition of God. God’s breadth, length, height and such other unknown dimensions, have to be imagined. There is no stone casted model to fathom God. Religious bigotry invariably falters while venturing to compartmentalize God. I may be committing a blasphemy by merely raising this question, so help me God. The love of God that we so lavishly swear upon is a rather modern concept. In the antiquity, God’s malevolence was the talk of the town. Man dreaded His fury, and, strived to appease Him. And then, there were once giants on earth, as well.

It’s not an absurd idea after all, a Maker has to have been there, no matter what might have come to happen of him. He may have drunk his way to annihilation or better still, He may have soberly chosen to distant himself from the debris of worldly matters. Either way, the quest for His (God) existence may have an outcome no more certain than that of Schrödinger’s cat.

 
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Aabir Basu is a North Kolkata-bred bearded and spectacled Bengali Bhodrolok. He has a master’s degree in Business Administration and is currently employed in some IT company. Aabir writes blogs about life, religion, photo-blogs, politics, short stories, one liner quotes and everything else. Please share your feedback with your comments. Click here for more

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