Chapter 1: God as Suspense Account
Yes, God is like Suspense account.
Suspense Account: (n) a temporary account in which entries of credits or charges are made until their proper disposition can be determined.
In the beginning, all creation and phenomena were attributed, so as to speak, credited to Him.
Over the years, slowly, science opened our eyes to the ‘truth’. It’s only human to buy valid explanations.
We think its His creation till science provides a perfectly reasonable explanation to every other phenomenon, an explanation that satisfies our rational thinking mind. Soon, we take the credit for that creation and attribute it to science.
There were a million things which could not be explained even before Christ came into this world and was given credit for all of it. And then science came around and took its rightful share from Him. Now there are just a few hundred more of the unexplained phenomena left with Him.
I am a believer, just that I don’t believe God = Jesus Christ, faith = Christanity. So I guess it’s safest and most accurate to say I’m agnostic. Not athiest.
Random quote from the movie ‘Contact’:
When Ellie challenges Palmer to prove the existence of God
Palmer Joss: Did you love your father?
Ellie Arroway: What?
Palmer Joss: Your dad. Did you love him?
Ellie Arroway: Yes, very much.
Palmer Joss: Prove it.
JUST like I cannot scientifically prove that God, like love, does NOT exist.
Chapter 2: Religion as fast food for thought
Religion, I guess, is overrated.
To me, it’s only as essential as junk food.
I would take a sprinkling of Hindu ideals and values (I think Gita is a great work of inspiring fiction), discard it off the violent undertones and the jingoistic importance of “fighting” evil, borrow a little tolerance, peace and love for nature from Buddhism and Jainism, and just a little conviction and faith in the Supreme from Islam and Christanity and family values from the Sikhs.
Fusion religion to me is a lifestyle by itself. Food for the soul. A few values and principles to hold on to, a few guidelines to live a happy life. That is religion to me.
I think our President said something like this: “Religions are like islands. Unless bridges are built between each other, the people will continue to live in their own little worlds, oblivious to the civilisation outside their worlds.”
That is exactly what I see happening today.
Every Christian claims that God=Jesus Christ… Oh, sorry, Son of God = Jesus Christ. Every Muslim wants to save the world from evil (western read American influences). Every Hindu wants to save his world from religions with aggressive designs (Christanity and Islam). Any one who believes his God is the only one is a fanatic. Anyone not willing to accept a person from another faith into their life is a fanatic too.
There is so much to learn from every religion, if only you were a little more open minded. There is a science involved even in religion and spirituality. You can’t leave rational thinking out of religion. Faith should not be blind. It should not involve shutting your eyes to everything else.
Prayer is only for those who are insecure. Meditation is altogether another thing. It’s just to relax your body, mind and give yourself a break. In many ways, for a lot of people, prayer is meditation cuz they aren’t thinking about anything else.
God, if there is one and is really that noble, cannot be so full of Himself to demand your attention. He does not need your attention. He, if he does exist, just wants you to be nice to yourself, nice to people around you and nice to the natural elements that share the space with you in this world.
That’s the underlying philosophy in every religion. If only you followed these simple tenets, you don’t need your Gita, your Bible or your Koran or your trips to the temple, church or mosque.
Chapter 3: So does God exist?
Ellie Arroway: So what’s more likely? That an all-powerful, mysterious God created the Universe, and decided not to give any proof of his existence? Or, that He simply doesn’t exist at all, and that we created Him, so that we wouldn’t have to feel so small and alone?
Me and V, my soul brother, buddy and editor, talked into a rainy stormy night discussing science and religion.
So I thought it necessary to dig into an old secret blog I had and re-visit my thoughts on the subject today. They haven’t changed much.
In fact, they’ve just grown stronger.
Palmer Ross: As a person of faith… I am bound by a different covenant than Dr. Arroway — but I believe our goal is one and the same: the pursuit of the truth. I think today Dr. Arroway continued that pursuit under the most trying of conditions.
Yes, Science and religion are in pursuit of truth.
How was the earth and this galaxy and many others created? Who are we humans in the entire scheme of things?
How do we know who we are, what we’ve been created for and what is the truth behind all life and phenomena, explained and unexplained?
Here’s my take of it.
We can only try to find out. Scientifically. Because science is not just about explanations, it is about the attempts to find the truth and the explanations. It is simply about asking questions and finding or trying to find answers in the limited period available to us: life to death.
So, at a very basic level, life as we know it before death intervenes, consists of three main elements (I’m sure everyone have their own classifications, but this is about my theory). Three elements: Time, Space and People/things that occupy this time and space we spend between birth and death.
Time is limited.
Quotes from Fight Club: Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else ... On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
So, we spend the limited time we have discovering space and people/things that occupy the space. I’m based here in Madras and my idea of truth is limited to the sum of my collective experiences of my life.
I’ve spent 28 years in this world. And don’t know how much more I have, I cannot control it. So I have to skip planning the rest of my life and keep exploring one moment at a time.
So what do I know after 28 years of life? Let me break down what I know into the other two elements Space and Time.
I can claim I know some streets, roads around office and work and a few hangouts. I know a (very) few places around Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Singapore, South Korea and South East Australia.
It is not even one percent of the space we as humans inhabit. How much can I explore and discover in the limited time frame of life? That will hold the key.
People, things, matter:
I can claim I know some people, but again, can’t claim to know them well enough. I can claim I know how to ride my bike, write, blog, watch movies and sleep. There are over eight billion people and at least that many things, forms of matter out there that I’m yet to understand or discover. So I haven’t even explored one decimal point of this element.
Chapter 4: So how do I get to the bottom of truth?
Option 1 is to give up and say the answer, the truth is God. And be at peace, believing that you already know it’s all because of Him. A readymade solution, a ready reckoner and answer to everything: God. This is perfect for those who want answers before they die. The only truth for these people is that there is God.
Option 2 is to never say die and keep going in pursuit of truth, keep exploring time, space and people. This is for people who realise that they may not be able to find the whole truth but have a choice to find out as much of truth as possible. And the way to find that truth is by exploring space and people. Keep travelling, keep meeting people, explore for you are the sum total of your collective experiences. The more you experience, the more you can claim to know the truth. And know that truth changes from person to person. You might find out that truth lies in the eye of the explorer. Every bit of the journey gives you satisfaction, every little discovery brings you happiness and every bit of your restless mind is at peace. For you know you are on your way.
You find answers to some questions, keep going in search of the others you have and the day you die, you die happy, knowing you did your best to find the truth. You would have had an adventure of a life. A total blast. Without believing blindly that you kept going and explored howmuchever space and people you could possibly meet out of the limited time.
Quotes from Vanilla Sky:
“Every passing minute is a another chance to turn it all around.”
“Its been a brilliant journey of self-awakening, now you simply have to ask yourself this… What is happiness to you David?”
“Most of us live our whole lives… without any real adventure to call our own.”
“What is any life without the pursuit of a dream?”
There is only one truth.
That there is no ONE truth.
That there is no ONE God.
So you need to have faith on just this: That there is life ahead, waiting to be explored. Enjoy the journey. It’s destination death after all.
God: Man-made explanation of what he cannot explain.
Religion: A set of rules followed by a group of people.
Truth: Does not exist. (If what I am saying is true then it does).
Science: A subject that changes over time.
Time: Past, Present and Future in one word.
Space: Still not defined.
Life(as defined by science): Collective work of some atoms.
Life(as defined by religion): Boon/curse from god.
Death: No comments.
my word verification: jesvork.
It is a coincidence thats all.
Option 2 for me.
Gonna live my life everyday
I’m gonna touch the sky
And I spread these wings and fly
(Everyday, Bon Jovi)
And in the process, well… God can take care of himself. I’ll just live by my morals, and he can deal with the rest.
word verification: tzggodc
how hard you work at not believing :)4 chapters also, wow! and now you have so many supporters and followers too!i do believe you are coming up with a new religion!
you now, if u KNEW or ever had KNOWN God and then decided what you decided and decided to reject what you KNEW was not truth, I’d buy your theory any day… what puzzles me is how you can be so confident about someone you dont even know and from what you say, dont even want to know.anyways, futile discussion.
been where you are and know where you are coming from. best luck with finding Truth or not finding it…? Hope you wont be running so fast that you’ll miss the signposts all along the way.
P.S. Now faith is the ASSURANCE of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things not seen.with the eyes of faith, you see what you wouldnt be able to otherwise. you do have evidence. the new life inside of you, you CANNOT deny cos you are LIVING IT. if it was all in the head, one fine day, all these believers would go back to being their old selves. the fact that they dont is evidence that something happens on the inside of them.
faith fathoms what reason cannot explain. its called living in the spirit.
and maybe you dont understand what that means but that does not make it a lie or bogus. i never could understand maths though everybody around me did. does that make every formula wrong? or do i just admit that the fault is with me? that i am the one who doesnt understand maths?
God can exist whether you believe in him or not.and people can exist without God, as you are proof. God doesnt need a bunch of believers to exist. Nor do a bunch of believers NEED the concept of a God to survive. the human spirit is resilient and will cling to whatever comes its way, to keep on living. but believers CHOOSE God because they KNOW deep down that God is.
and just like you say that those who believe you condemn you for not believing, arent you too condemning them for believing??
Suderman you have been an MCP here…god can be a he/she, anonymous you have committed the same mistake too…theory of the unknown…how do you know its a HE..or him…If you cannot understand a man-made theory that 2+2 is 4…how do you claim to understand the same man-made theory that GOD exists…In order to understand god you have to understand Math. What do you define things with? If you are so certain about things why is that you are anonymous? The post is not against believers as I see it…It’s his belief in finding out what GOD is..and as you think he thinks God is a HE…why can’t you strike similarity here? You are directly condemning him on his belief? If suderman wants to reach god in his way what’s wrong? Most religions contradict each other in their beliefs. Scientology is a new religion…every religion has a flaw, trying to define things. What is beyond understanding cannot be defined…an attempt is made by every religion and they have miserably failed. Religion is started by people who want to become famous. If god is everywhere, then he is nowhere. Let us discover aliens first then we can think about GOD.
china: i dont believe in a singular God in the first place, the He is a public opinion as everyone refers to Him with a capital H.
camphor: 🙂 God, now they’re gonna call us a cult too!!! how the human mind feels the need to club people together and make them a part of one organisation/institution/race or faith!!
remya: some people here blindly and faithfully follow hundreds of pages and endless chapters of fairytale and mythology, absorb it word by word and even swear by it… and u call me working hard at not believing?? ha ha ha ha!
i’ve explained it in four chapters. the truth as i see it.
u only validate my point that religious fanatics are so close-minded that they believe what they know is the truth and dismiss the possibility of another explanation.
i did not condemn them… u probably havent read my post, i dont blame u, its four chapters long and so much more longer than the bible… 🙂
like i said, im not saying God does not exist… He probably does, just like i cant prove He exists, i cant prove He does not exist… im still being scientific when im saying there is no one God. And i believe that u cannot find the truth not by masturbation (prayer), u find the truth by going out there into the “field” — by going around the world and meeting people.
its ridiculous to believe u were created to sit inside one room, to pray or go to a church/temple/mosque and find all answers. it is ridiculous to believe that ur 9-5 job is why u were created. it is ridiculous to believe that u were created to breed.
there is more purpose to life than what most of us think there is. the only way you will find it is by going looking for it. not by buying readymade manufactured solutions, give ur religion more credit and dont take it forward thru armchair journalism. go out. explore. and then come and tell me. i wud actually buy at least a part of it then. cuz science is open-minded. im afraid religion isnt.
as for ur argument that i have not known God, i have always agreed and thank God for that! if u already know God and all truth, what’s the purpose of your life? To make more people buy your ideology??? That’s what I detest about most religions, they try to enforce their views on other people. it’s fascist.
I’m trying to find the answers with an open mind. im not even saying u have to do that. so what are u fighting?
ps: just to clarify my previous comment, when i said religion isn’t open minded, it was in the context of a specific religion… not all religions are closed, there are some of them which are open-minded and tolerant to other faiths! i have no problems with religions as long as they dont try to say “We know the truth, we are believers. the rest of you are assholes, u make an effort to know our God first” and thrust their literature on u!
Wow Sudhish: Your magnum opus!
one, i DID read your whole post. in fact, i even know that you put it up on the secret blog.
two, i didnt fight. not buying ur theory does not mean i am “fighting”. u made ur point and since this is a comment box, i made mine. and your theory isnt new to me, nor is mine to you.
three, i only said you lacked the credibility and that the reason why you werent a credible source was cos you werent even sure if God existed or not.
four, as long as nobody is slitting your throat in the name of religion, thats tolerance. some people dont really state their beliefs cos they are scared they’ll be termed intolerant. is that tolerance or is it hypocrisy and dishonesty?
five, when did I ever ask you to go hang??(“the rest of you are assholes”)in fact, i’d be terribly sad to see you do that. i jus wished you luck and hoped you’d find the answer that does you good!!:) the last statement of the second comment translated means “do the searching but dont start out on the premise that what ‘they’ say is all wrong.
six,which part of what i said seemed like fighting??:-/i hate fighting.this is a “discussion” that neither of us will win cos like you said, there’s a conspiracy on called “agreed to disagree.”
CHINA-if you could put two and two together you’d know i’ve written my name in the prev comment. i thought P.S was explanatory.and i am sure sudhish understands a “P.S” even if you dont.
My God, you write well on Him too..!!!… Anywz, I agree completely to this – “He does not need your attention. He, if he does exist, just wants you to be nice to yourself, nice to people around you and nice to the natural elements that share the space with you in this world. That’s the underlying philosophy in every religion.”
You have enlightened me now and I finally understand when a PS comes after a comment in another comment it’s you remya. And I never thought my 2+2 statement would make you give points in a one, two, three, four…kind of way. I do agree that you know basic math. If you could just give me a sign of “HIS” existence, unless its like Ganesha drinking milk/beer or Jesus/Mary crying in tears/blood, or the self-proclaimed idiot Saibaba getting ashes/gold from his hands. What is beyond my understanding cannot be taught to me will be your explanation. If “HIS” existance is that simple why can’t it be explained in simple words?
P.S. I am fighting. I will till I am proved wrong.
P.S 2(for the P.S)- Just to make sure I understand it.
CHINA-poor comeback!one two three was not for your benefit….so please stop nitpicking and stop flattering urself, so much!this is an old topic bw sudhish and me and you butted in.
P.S. You may be fighting but like i said earlier, i am NOT. so go on and wage a war with yourself and whoever wants to pick u up on ur invitation!
P.S.2 clever child!you seem to be picking up. but about the p.s. bit, you dont seem to be doing so well…let me educate you further. china, a p.s. does not mean REMYA. It means WHOEVER made the previous comment.understood??
Oh apidiya, PS means whoever made the previous comment? I was till now thinking that it was post scriptum (latin). I always thought its added to the end of a note/letter/comment. After seeing the first usage of PS like in the start of a comment..I was overwhelmed by it. Thanks for telling me the other meaning. Sorry to mistake your counting process for my benefit. Cool now you are into an arguement…If you dont want to continue as you said..you will stop commenting…as you like peace…as for me no peace without war….I atleast accept what I am doing. Instead of claiming the exact opposite. I may be poor but I give a comeback. By the way all my mocking should not deviate me from what the topic is about. It might be an old topic between you and sud, once you put you topic in the comment its for public view. Please do take constructive criticism. You haven’t shown me any “Signs”…Or do I go and watch the Night Shyamalan movie?…wave the white flag? I have nothing against you…I am not trying to butt in..(God is gonna punish me for using a curse word now)..Oh man I forgot that I could have put it diplomatically as poking my nose…Paati you are clever too!…calling me child…you know the saying “Kuzhanthayil Theivam Irrukirathu”..May be you are English Paati…God lives in a Child…Well I don’t belive it…maybe you do…
i did not know this too…i had no clue u have so much insight….truly mind boggling stuff… made me think…
‘Anbe Sivam’ is one classic example of the whole logic, very beautifully explained !
and my personal opinion is that is the best principle to follow !
Religion has it’s own pluses and minuses, just like anything else.
God / Religion, were ofcourse ‘Man-Made’ for a purpose, for a reason ! For something for the masses to hold onto, to cling onto during bad times. The strong feeling for the masses that there is that extraordinary power that is there to help you !
You need a set of rules to live, a protocol – which is why Religion came into picture, along with attributes such as rituals. It is for the sole purpose of bringing some regularity in life, and certain way of doing things !
…and that’s what I think keeps them going !
Looking at the other side of the coin, it’s the believers who are fighting amongst themselves in the name of religion, for eg, the Hindu – Muslim riots – (babri masjid issue.), The live torching of the Australian missionaries ‘Stains’ – incident, and many more…
The non-believers are more peaceful and happy with what they are doing ! They have other worthy things to do rather than fight and kill in the name of relgion / god !
The verdict is, there is a supernatural power that exists, that man can’t control (which is ofcourse science, – hurricanes, tsunamis, earth quakes).
– Live life King Size !
…and the argument continues ( cofee / tofee ) !
Godammit ‘HE’ is back again,
here’s my two cents worth of my views on the topic
Do we need to still talk about G d religion and Truth in the same breath, dont these concepts now need to be mutually exclusive than ever in the past?
faith and blind faith is there a difference? suderman enlighten us
‘Encumbered forever by desire and ambition is there hunger still unsatisfied…’ Pink Floyd
PS : thinkin…’Not another PS puleeaze’ ? lol ! I am the other ‘Anbe Sivam’ anonymous…and i just thot this post had some relevance here…and hence…
iloveu suddu. i am gay. marry me
Very thought provoking, Sudhish. Thank you. 🙂
thanks! rarely though, suderman does give out gyaan too! he he!
it’s not a HIM, it’s probably a IT… Thanks to China, I just realised im endorsing public opinion by referring to God as HIM… since we dunno, it’s best to call it IT, the most scientific reference.
children, stop fighting now… 😀
and remya, considering we had already discussed and you knew all along that it was futile, then the only reason u posted is to present an alternate view to the readers… which is fine. so china wasn’t butting into a private conversation… this is not to support him, just puttign things in perspective. not just china, anybody here cud pick holes in ur arguments or reply to ur comments no? cheers!
was it mind boggling? oh oh! here i was thinking I just simplified it. 😀 but yes, it just happened to be topic of the season.
anbe anonymous sivam:
that’s a pretty neat movie trying to say Love is God… but again, it is a part of the truth but not all of truth. Cuz there are many more questions abt life not explained by the hypothesis that Love is God. but i get wat u’re trying to say. at least acts of love are more tangible than faith.
by blind faith, im referring to a readymade handy solution a lot of people pick up off the shelf when in trouble or on their failure to find answers. by faith, im talking abt a more informed decision to stick to a specific religion depending on what it stands for but also acknowledging presence of other religions as alternative ways of life and being tolerant towards them. when a person of one faith says: my faith is correct, urs is not…thats where it becomes blind to the existence of other or at least the possibility of alternative theories… hope that answers.
read ur wise post and no it does not have relevance but its okay, its at least more relevant than spambots! this post is not life as a destination versus life as a journey… so there!
im happy as i am. no, thank u! 🙂
No China, I can’t prove it to you…in fact if faith could be proved it wouldn’t be faith at all would it…? Anyways, I know that nothing I say will make a difference…cos like I said, I’ve had the same arguments with others until I started acknowledging God’s presence.
I hate religion too because all religions are dead. It’s only when it stops becoming a religion and becomes a relationship…when it goes beyond becoming a concept to becoming a person that ‘God’ begins to make sense.
No, I am not here to fight. But if I abused your father to your face, I doubt you’d take it lying down. I feel exactly that way about God. And how do I prove to you that my father exists? Because I see him face-to-face everyday. Because I live with him and talk to him every single day.
Sudhish, I jus KNEW you were gonna use that line.lol. Read my comment to China. You’ll know why I said it in public.
Every time you come up with your argument, I’ll come up with mine. Whether in public or in private.Blame it on loyalty.
remya: u knew? ha ha! like always… u’re a soothsayer! 🙂
yes i knew! but i went a little wrong on the timing. i expected u to have come up with it a wee bit sooner!:p
You got too philosphical on me..Anyways, you sure have made an impression on quite a few readers of your blog..Do you understand that you have raised the “Bar” on your writing standards and people would come to expect more of your “gyaan”..But anyways, I have one last thing to say before I peace-out: You are one of the very few capable of waxing eloquent on a variety of subjects, which includes but not limited to: women, driniking, social issues, GOD aka HIM aka HE, etc, etc.. So, I guess you are probably gonna figure your way into many a bloggers “Favorites” list..Good luck writing and keep ’em coming..
sudhish don’t use bad words… soothsayer…he he he :)… Heard it when I was reading asterix in 6th std….
Itho paaru ma Remya, God unga naina(father) nu sollita, so unga naina va na thitalla…so enna sandaiku illukatha…na romba galeejana paiyan…maybe I understand why a dog is faithful to me…You could have easily given this example, dont pull our 4fathers here…A dog is faithful to you if you feed it once. That is an example of blind faith, the dog cannot see it, nor can you, for the dog you are GOD, since you feed it,u take care of it and it remains faithful to you. That is called faith. You might actually drive it off or hit it with stones but the dog still remains faithful no matter what…For a dog there is only one god – its master. So, accidentaly you become GOD for it even though you know you are not. Man considers himself to be the supreme species on earth..some men/women feel the need for another identity to be created for them to have to faith on. You are one among such individuals…Other than that this feel of faith, signs are all gimmicks…in the way of science…summa waiting for miracles to happen…As far as I see it my father is real and GOD’s identity is yet to be known/unknown…religion turning into relationship is like someone chatting with Yahoo helper in yahoo chat…you do know its system generated don’t you?…GOD is system-generated too…as far you are concerned he is REAL…as far as I am concerned he is like Yahoo helper :)…
thank u very much. made my day. actually, u made my week. a whole month. and a quarter… just gotta go get one now… quarter, that is… he he!
u’re too galeej for remya to understand. u better speak in english before she abuses u in malayalam! 😀
PS: sorry to use your own idea Remya.
Tamil conversion of what I said: Look Remya, You told God is like your father…I am not gonna curse him ( nor have I previously)…so don’t pull me into a fight. I am like a road side rowdy. 4fathers was a means to be funny like forefathers…rest of it is in English, hope you understand…
china: u war monger! he he! but interesting dog logic… i think what you’re suggesting is that it’s entirely the perception, intended or unintended, of things/people existent or non-existent.
p.s: I’ve jumped on to the P.S bandwagon too…he he…
rofl at the link china’s name leads to!! ooooh, my tummy hurts… good one china! like i said, u are evil war monger. im not taking ur side anymore. but it was funny nonetheless!
hey i do remember you. yes i’m the same one that was in madras..still keep coming and going…how’re you?
*bookmarked*…with the comments
China> As far as I know any general person is noramlly referred to as he, and sheer laziness (imagine typing out he/she/it/He/She/It every single time) is why people use ‘he’.
Stop clubbing me with people! The reason why there were 33crore gods around the vedic era is because there were that many people. No two people have the same idea of religion, morals, or god/God.
Sudhish actually is out to expreince and test, I’m not. I’m just going to leave this entire unsolavle puzzle aside, and worry myself to death with lesser things… like say, will I be passing the test I have tomorrow morning? Or why on earth my project hits a snag on certainc omputers and not on others… Enough and more to think about there, meguess.
PS. LMAO at China’s link, but has anyone ever heard of the Church of the Flyign Spaghetti Monster? Someone introduced me to it…
very insightful, being an agnostic myself , I could relate to it so well. great work sudhish!
What I believe.
Many think I am religious and start picking up a fight wit me, just so I openly show faith. And they have also tried to check on my beliefs by questioning.
To all of those who did : GOD
A supreme faith that binds people.A belief that helps them thorugh their lives. Nameless. Faceless. Formless.
Accessibility(being within reach) not restricted.
Religions are one of the few paths that lead to Supreme truth.
The Supreme truth – Realisation. You are God.Each one of us.(Not Avenger tagline here)
Meaning, we address everyother creature with the equality(None of us are any better than others).With love. As each has God. Each is God. Meaning, God is within us and with us.
Its not I have sought it.
For those who seek faith, when you see a flower bloom or when it rains, or even when leaves shed to bloom again, I understand that it is a work of fertilisers and seeds coming together and clouds form because of water cycle and so on. But above all, I see magic. And I experience a happiness. It is not proof, but as remya said, maybe signposts. Signals.Maybe every single thing could be scientifically proven. I am not denying that nor ignoring that.
But if ever you witness, a child being born(Apart from your X chromosomes+ Y chromosomes), maybe, maybe you might experience GOD.
You are welcome, Sudish. BY the way, when you get ready for that “round” of quarter, make another glass for me..Sh*t man! Too hectic a week at work and moreover, I need to get this stress caused by “Remya-china” war happening on your blog. BY the way, why don’t you post the minutes from “Saner Chennai” meetings on your blog? The folks away from the shores of chennai/india wouldreally appreciate the opportunity to know what happened/happens in these meetings.
im gonna let china answer ur comment.
but there’s something else i want everyone to know. china is my nanban. my thozhan. thalapathy. like most of my school buddies.
right or wrong, im gonna be with him. and i happen to moderate this blog. he he!
Ennamo ezhuthareenga!! Onnume pirilappa..ayya..Kadasilla enna thaan solla vareenga 🙂
vb: im good! just the same. splitting everyday into five slices: sleep, internet, work, my movie, buddies. as always. 🙂 tell me when u’re coming down next… or drop in at office, wil be good to catch up! 🙂 neat blog u got!
ps: thank u! 🙂
camphor: rofl@flying spaghetti monster site!!
brood mode: much thanks! 😀
incognito: i can almost hear bgm: yaaar yaaar sivam… nee naaan sivam… he he! govinda rules so does sairam and kamalakasan!
andy: wil post minutes for sure. watch out for it, we’re starting a new blog on that soon, just for updates… we’ve planned a few events.
anonymous: its okay ma… purinji namma onnum kilika porathu illai… aprom yethukku? 🙂 summa quarter adichu kupra padu! he he!
Nice article, although I have one issue, you compared love and god, the comparison does not make sense because you are comparing a feeling with a thing, now if you say god is just a feeling Iam fine with it:D, I do believe it is incredible what all spiritual leaders get away with by using the word “Faith”, faith is what I have in my parents and friends, because I can see them thereby trust them, this is blind faith the key word being “Blind”.
Nice try to depict god as ur father, so if you leave with him and see him everyday, you would not feel bad if any of your loved ones die and go to him and feel happy n celebrate it??
This is the BEST EVER POST you’ve written! I agree with a lot of its aspects! Simply gr8!!! Hats off!
Truly thought provoking post!
The aspect of religion/religious beliefs in itself is mindboggling and just observe the command and reach the Godmen of various religions!! Whew!!
Though I have a faint intuition that as the days go by… ppl will gravitate towards God without the use of religion..or will they?!?!
There is this rather nasty paradox regarding God’s omnipotency .. truly kiddish … “Can God create a rock that he himself cannot move ?”
Btw, I saw an ad in which an elderly guy and a kid are conversing ..
EG: Daily poojai pannuvia?
EG: Engey ?
Kid: Bathroom la !!
Just then another guy ,the kid’s father presumably, is banging on the Bathroom door … yelling .. “Kadavule!! Innum ullai irukkeya??” (translates to “Oh! my God you are still in there??”)
one day you might get a phone call from god??? ever thought about that???
Chetan Bhagat got one… 🙂
You don’t believe in the existence of God = Jesus. Neither did I until I saw through deceptions and schemes to keep me an unbeliever. I was thinking many gods, many ways to heaven, many ways to cleanse sins. That was until God humbled me and questioned my existence and place in this world. Looking for a reason or reasons, the answer had been knocking at my door all this while. My existence is to live a godly life, though unworthy of it because of my sinful nature, but through me opening my heart’s door to Jesus, I found that God can use me to be the salt and light of this dark world. The weak shall be strong, the homeless shall have a place, the destitute shall be made rich, the lepers shall be made whole. We are the light for the world, and this light is fueled by the love, mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ in our lives. Receive Him into your heart and then you’ll truly know the existence of God inside you.
God is doing marvelous things in people > http://psalm255.blogspot.com/. You be blessed with this knowledge and hunger.
MC Leong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia