Oh, My God

The Sishya (disciple) thought aloud: ‘The world is being torn apart by geography, race, gender, culture, religion, language, economic disparity, etc., etc. Strangely these forces unite people at one level and pit them against one another on a larger canvas. Of these religion intended to uplift the mankind seems to be most perniciously divisive.’

‘You’re right,’ concurred the Guru. ‘Religion – every one of them – claims a god of its own. And the gods seem to be fighting a proxy war for supremacy through their overzealous faithful on this earth!’

‘That’s an awful thing to say about the gods…er…I mean about god.’

‘You know what I think? It could well be the gods already have a truce up there and for fun kept it from them down here.’

‘Watch what you say – you may get hauled up for profanity.’

‘I’ve just this to ask of the believers: If you’re the children of a god, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, and just and loving, what about them? I mean the others, the multitude, you torment, coerce, despise or even coax. Defective production batches off your god’s factory, to be mended?’

‘Do I hear an irreligious rant?’

‘No, it is not.’

‘Eh?’ the Sishya thought for a while before dismissing it as one of those conondrums Guru often spun out.


Source: Credits to openclipart.org (rg1024) for the image.


6 Responses to Oh, My God

  1. S R Kannan says:

    Beautifully put. My confusion all the time. From time immemorial, we have been killing in the name of god and politics has been a tool always. With many more literates(!) now, relegion (and meditation) have also become profitable businesses and like all profitable ventures, it has thrown up several fraudulant ones also.


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  3. Gaurav (G2) says:

    George Carlin sums it up just about right : http://bit.ly/K9Q3W9

    Liked by 1 person

  4. good one Raghu 🙂


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