Oh, My God
June 8, 2012 6 Comments
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.