hmmm.. back to blogging, back to thinking…
back to life.
i have asked before what really exists. and also what is real. and even what is existence.
i may not have found answers, but i sure have found a heck of a lot of explanations. and interestingly, they have led to even more questions.
one that struck me today was started by Hippychix.
she made a statement on her blog that religion has done more harm to humanity than help. while that is my feeling a lot of the time as well, it did make some thoughts come to my head.
religion has probably ended up doing more harm than good. we actually still differentiate among ourselves based on this. yes, i do know people who still do this.
it, frankly, does not make sense to me. i will not say more. the topic is not worth the discussion.
she also mentioned God. one of the few entities that i too am not too sure about. so many of the things done just don't make sense.
and yes, very few religions do manage to explain whatever does happen. even if they do, they base it on assumptions that i just cannot accept. whether thinking rationally or irrationally.
however i do not believe in rubbishing something just because i've not figured it out. explanations may actually still be possible. i've just not found them yet.
one of the explanations that i do like is that of friendship. i've found that this is one relationship that can actually mean something at the end of it all. even love is supposed to have its beginnings in it.
kinda holy, one would think.
if the relation between me and God is that of a friend, then i can ask him for help. but he's not going to unless i give it a try too. unless i believe in myself enough to do something about anything.
this theory kinda encompasses a lot of the anomalies, as well as the basic idea of God.
obviously you havta believe in him, and respect him. i don't think anyone, not you, not i, would help without that. and no, you can't pay him. no-one pays friends to do favours.
that kinda puts paid to all the rituals that we do. most of them don't make sense anyway. its true as well.
why am i expounding on my theory of God of all things here ? coz its something that i've been wondering about since i read that post. as well as some other things that i observed.
as to whether the people affected by the tsunami-earthquake will ever believe in God anymore.
whether the ones who've lost their dearest could ever bring it within them to respect him as they once might have.
how some other people i know (who are in completely different circumstances) are still able to keep the faith. and want to live.
it's one of the qualities of being human. and also one of the anomalies.
but one that i am grateful for.
also one that i will think of more the next time round..