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December 15, 2009

Oh God.

Just wondering. Do you pray because you believe or do you pray because you're scared that if you don't, something/someone will punish you (sort of just to prove a point)?

Something like, God: "Haha, so you don't believe I exist? How about this and this and this..."

(Like those movies/books where he-who-didn't-believe finally had god proven to him in really nasty ways? Like being struck by lightening on a bright summer day?)

19 comments:

Sankoobaba said...

I pray because I believe...

Sree said...

what is god buggering you with? I have some shortcut prayers,to say hello i'm thinking of you.And then its there right, when something comes up n one say, phew thankgod etc.

Eve* aka JB said...

@ Sree: No, no, not buggering with me at all. I was just wondering.

@ Sankoo: What do you believe?

soin said...

aham brahamasmi.thats better way to god.i dont say god doesnt exist as such.it just would be better if he did.free

Eve* aka JB said...

@ Soin: Do you mean the Rs 125 entry fee at the Akshardham Temple? (Entry fee to see God!!!!) Or like Vaishno Devi..where you climb a mountain and barely get two minutes to "see" her face?

Eve* aka JB said...

aham brahamasmi = I am brahma? (i think my sanskrit is right..?)

soin said...

yeah.believing in ur self as god.since you can create a few things and destroy few things.answer onto one self only.in times of desperation question only the god in you and not some external shit.
and the 125 rs is trivial in the whole scheme of things.do you know a new term called love jihad in becoming popular in india?like muslims let inter caste marriage happen and force the girl to convert.more such shit.i better not get started i will fill the pages here.free

Eve* aka JB said...

@ soin: I think the whole comment about 'love jihad' and the current topic are completely irrelevant to each other. Then there's Gauri Khan who is still a Hindu. Someone should ask the so-called converted girls if they mind converting. If the girl is happy converting, why should anyone else be labelling it love jihad?
And for (god's?) sake, given the number of muslims in india, 13.4 % (2001) compared to 80.5 % Hindus... wow, that 'love jihad' should really be worrying us.

Sree said...

lemme flaunt my sanskrit too :-)
"Manomoolam Idam Jagat":The world is a projection of our mind. As for "I am god". I would rather say, I am responsible for the god in me.Some people see the god within as devil too.

Eve* aka JB said...

Charles Manson.

soin said...

well yes irrelevant.but i told it not coz its about conversion,but rather every damn thing has label and the media reports it and i get to see only such things about religion these days.i mean that such stuff more than the temple entry fee seem to justify having your own god.then they cant label me.and i dont care if they convert or not.as long as they dont try to project it like love jihad and make a big deal out of it.free

Eve* aka JB said...

@ Soin: OH. So sorry, I totally misunderstood and tried to bite you. Sorry.

soin said...

and been reading this blog for more than a year but never commented coz dint have much to say.you write of stuff(ur older posts specially) that people flinch when i write in my blog.they say its un-ethical to speak openly of stuff.so respect from my side.free

The Dude said...

Personally I dont pray at all.. not because Im an atheist or something, I just dont believe in a God like most do.. In this Im of the school of thought of God is just the word to describe the powers that were behind creation and gave us life - whatever they might be..

I read a line once that god has already given us everything we need and will ever need (and the modern world and tech and other advancement is proof enough I think) and so God owes us nothing. We are on our own to do with this gift of life and world what we will - you reap what you sow and live with what you do and what you are, no last minute redemptive bail-out, no easy way out.

Food for thought:

"Is God willing to prevent evil but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able and not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither willing nor able?
Then why call him God."
- Epicurus

MRC said...

Hi JB

I like to take comfort in a largely benevolent higher power when things are beyond my control, even though religion is NOT my cup of coffee.So, I guess, Im the fingers- crossing,touch-wooding kind of leaning fence sitter,because barring the everyday hiccups of life,God or whoever (if at all) has been kind to me so far and I'd like to keep it that way.

Mystique said...

I pray when I need to. Not regularly at all.

ahmad raza said...

@JB: "part of me thinks i'm a loser and part of me thinks i'm God Almighty"...
but the deal is there has been so much talk and practise about God around us (in india i mean) that we can't turn our face away from him as much as we would like to.
i mean "will he punish me" might not come but "is there a punishment?" may come in our heads!!

do bigha zameen said...

when i spot the setting sun, or while sitting next to a river, or when any dear one's fall ill. I luv some darghas in ND, especially the one in Humayun's tomb, luve some of the old churches in Thrissur,Kerala, the only temple which i like to go is the one in my home town called Parshini Kadavu, offerings are in the form of alchohol & dried fish, people from all religions visit, its awesome

DewdropDream said...

"Do you say you prayers late at night/ Or do you save them for the desperate time" — Stereophonics :)

I don't really 'pray'. I talk to God.