IndiSpire #37: Why do we worship god? Share your reasons for worshiping gods.
I do not worship god. I am an atheist and before you start reading ahead, I just wanted to tell you that you will be reading the thoughts of a non-believer and thus if you are easily hurt with people like me, you should not progress. I do not mean to offend anybody or any religion through my post and it is just my opinion on things that I am free to express.
First of all about the question, I believe if I would have been worshipping god (I used to do), it would have been without a reason. I simply believed in a higher power and offered my prayers to him/her.
Unfortunately I lost my faith and decided to believe the thought that there was no higher power. The world is inhabited by us, the humans. We are the gods and we are the devils. With all the violence and injustice happening around me, I can’t believe in any power or any god. Now some people do say that God did not ask men to fight and to commit crimes and it was by choice. But I say that if he can’t save a new born girl from being dumped into the river, a two year old girl from being raped, a guy killed while being bullied, a father being killed by his own son for money, a woman being exposed to domestic violence and so on, he don’t have my respect and I will never pray.
Coming to the question now, I have friends who believe and are ardent worshippers. I know other people too. Some of them worships without a selfish interest and some of them indulge seeking personal gains. There’s always something they want. They want money, they want jobs, they want to crack entrance, they want to get married to a suitable person, they want to flourish their business, and they want a long life and so on. If you are one of such people, please do not pray. If you pray out of fear, please do not pray. Pray only if you are selfless in your prayers and pray for the overall good of humanity.
Next, I want to emphasize on some interesting people. Such people eat chicken every day and leave out n some particular days saying that today is the day of god. Such people drink and abuse people who come in their way daily but leave out on certain days. If you notice the people rushing to the liquor shops on the very next day the navratris end, you will be amazed.
There are people who are creating riots in the name of the god. There are people looting people in the name of the god. There are people abusing the women physically in the name of the god. There are people making heinous sacrifices in the name of the god.
I want to emphasize on the fact that god has been worshipped for all the wrong reasons by many of us. In fact you don’t need any reason to worship. You just need to thank him for giving you this life. You don’t respect and worship your parents for some personal gain. It is likewise with the god.
I don’t intend to attract any unwanted attention through this post. Please use the comment section only to make a valid point and not to abuse me without any reason.
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