In God’s name…
The questions humans have been asking since the dawn of history…
Who are we?
Why are we here?
What is our purpose?
Is there a purpose?
There is a need for people to have a purpose, a need to know. That is where God comes in. The omnipotent God.
God knows all. God has a purpose for us. We just need to follow.
But I have questions.
How dressing a certain way helps the purpose? How wearing a beard advances the purpose? How covering up women, hiding their beauty, helps the purpose? How spending one’s life worshiping and praying serves the purpose? Is our reason for living to dedicate our life to God and then to die and go to heaven? And then what? What do you do when you get there? Live happily ever after?
Doing what? Just existing? Like cows? Then the question, what is happiness? God created humans for a purpose, for a reason. People are not cows. Most of us cannot be happy just existing. Is the omnipotent God so small, so selfish to demand people to worship him? Is it because of God’s lack of self-esteem? Aren’t we making God smaller by by attributing all the petty things we are doing in God’s name? Aren’t we degrading ourselves by by not allowing men and women to sit together or shake hands?
I do think there is a high intelligence out there. And, if it is so, I believe that we are a part of it. Just like each cell is a part of our body, parts of us. We are inseparable from that vast intelligence just like ripples in the ocean are the ocean.
We humans have free will and that is how it is meant to be. Fanatics or “true believers” have done a lot in the name of God. Good and bad. But so have the non-believers.
Are fanatics just selfish servants of a selfish God?
I think that many who are following these religious laws to the letter are just avoiding responsibility for their own lives, avoiding the need to make decisions in their lives.
God tells them what to wear, what to eat, when to worship. And they follow these laws to the smallest detail. And that gives “true believers” their purpose: to serve God.
But why does God need their prayers?
I guess nobody knows. But they believe. And that absolves “true believers” of trying to understand life’s purpose. They believe in their God. And they do not have to know, their God knows.
There may be a vastly higher intelligence and humanity is a minuscule part of it. This intelligence postulated the basic laws of the Universe and the Universe functions according to these laws.
Laws like gravity, weak and strong force, thermodynamics and so on.
I think one of the basic laws is the law of natural selection. And God is not involved in micromanagement.
So God, in my opinion, could care less whether one wears a burka or nothing at all. And people are using God’s name for their own convenience and as an excuse for their actions.
There is one word that can describe any organized religion…Hypocrisy.