“…There is a lesson to be learnt from everything…” said my mom after hearing that I had met with an accident.
But I don’t think there were any lessons to be learned from this one. Waiting at a traffic signal for the light to go green and u get rammed by a truck..I don’t think so.
Situations like these would either make an atheist start believing in God or would make a theist question his morals.
This made me wonder…Why do we believe in god?? I know im gonna ruffle some feathers with this but I cant help question your beliefs..and mind you its not to offend anyone of you. The selfish person that I am,i'm doing this just for me....maybe im trying to strengthen my belief cuz off late Ive had started questioning certain things.
I also spoke to one of my close friend, Mr. wiki (cuz most of the times he would have answer to all ur questions) and this is what he had to tell me.
“When we are a kid, we have someone who would make decisions for the family. And quite often we trust his instincts and go by his word. But when WE get to be a decision maker we sometimes hesitate cuz quite frankly things are always not a shade of black or white. The thoughts of the aftermath or repercussions sometimes makes us weak and thats when we turn to someone superior, someone who we think would have answers to all the questions and hence pray”
This easily explains as to why, most of the, people pray in tough times. But why do we pray in normal times…like good time, bad time we have something called normal time..where things are just on track …you ofcourse would want more out of them bt at that point u r ok (may or may not be happy) with how things are shaping…so why do we pray??
I asked couple of my friends and 90% of the people replied me saying they pray for well being of their loved ones. Hope is what drives them, hope that the prayers will keep there loved ones safe. The other 10% said that they pray for things to be better or things to be done ‘their’ way.
So my next question was …”how does fate/destiny fit into this”....i mean on one side we say that things are destined to happen and the ever so famous “honi ko kaun taal sakta hai”…….soif something is destined and is already planned then do u think praying to god would help??? I mean the cast is already set..isnt it?? He has already decided how ur life would be shaped…you are doing what he wants you to do…you are just enacting …aint that right???
Now some people also pray to seek forgiveness for the sins that they have commited???? But werent those planned as well??? And even if they werent then why would you seek forgiveness ??To get an entry into Heaven??? Something that nobody has seen?? Something that can be classified as ‘fictional’. Or to have longer life??? But if that was the case then all the saints would have lived forever …pope would have never died then…Does that mean we ,like always, are pursuing something that we think will help ease out our future. But at the cost of our present???
I don’t know if it would make sense to you but what the hell , not everything is derived by logic…