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Faisal Habib

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What if, in a fine morning, you learn, "There's nothing called God"!

Gods exist from 'god knows how many millenniums'. And they come to mankind as virtual beings time to time: promising heaven and hell and with sets of instructions to be followed - differing according to the religions they propose. We all, except for a few, are so dependent on them for our everyday life - trying to find a purpose of our existence, some meaning of what we call life. History is full of wars to establish 'the true god'. And, as of today, there's no sign that this will come to an end any time soon. So, we are born with a specific religion as our birth right and we fight till death trying to do --- what....

What if, in a fine morning, you come to learn that there is actually no entity such as 'god'. That, the concept is no more necessary to live a nice life on this earth...

What might be the first thing in your mind...

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  • Aug 18 2012: Faisal I think the answer most are looking lies in nature. Nature is a beautiful existence, it has more wisdom to share than any single 'authority' who imagine and tell. It's unfathomable, it's endless and infinite and peaceful in its own right...or should I say rite?

    The greatest discovery in nature is discovering our small part in this infinite, yet recognize the big role we play in it and how our decision could affect or comply. This is where we begin to loose ego. We are just a drop in the ocean comparatively speaking. Science confirms this on so many levels. We can find it through a telescope, a microscope and even within our own minds and we continue to glean that no side is too big or too small and neither can we confirm that we are in the middle. It's a collective, and absolutum that makes it all possible.
    • Aug 18 2012: Shane you are very right. Humans are the only ones on this planet with egos. And as much as I'd like to say I have divorced myself from that issue- I can't. It still creeps in at times.
      There is so much we can learn from nature but most have turned away, only to realized too late that we have made a big Oops.
      Do other animals believe in a God figure? No idea! But my first guess would be - No!
      I feel that if all peoples woke up & learned there wasn't a "God", there would be chaos. Folks would then have to come to terms that they had no one, or thing, to blame or thank for what goes on in their lives. Far more people would end their existence then not.
      Believe me when I say, it's not easy looking in a mirror for the first time & blaming self for what has happened in your life.
      • Aug 18 2012: Spoken like a sage :-)

        It reminds me of that song of Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror

        "I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror
        I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
        And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
        If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place"

        :-)
        • Aug 18 2012: Shane: i'm not sure which answer u r referring to, cause, i've been replying to so many postings. sorry for that.
          >> peaceful in its own right:: is it supposed to be so, but again, 'reality' differs and that makes differences.
          next para: do we really play big role! can we alter moons orbit as we want? may be that should be enough to shred 'ego'. yes we r just a drop in an ocean, and science is right about that. >> no side is too big or too small and neither can we confirm that we are in the middle:: i'm not sure about the 'side's u r referring to, so, any comment about being in the 'middle' may prove me / my logic wrong. your last sentence may be about your own perception, but, it does have logic in it.

          gale:: shredding ego is no easy thing to do, so, u r not a failure still. animals can't possibly 'conjure' a concept of god because of their biological limits.
          in that possible/impossible morning 'chaos' will only start... where it will lead us to, time can answer only. as i have already commented in this discussion, a mirror in one's mind won't need a physical one. well, i agree, it may not be easy the first time, for all, but many people do get born with 'gifts', don't they!

          Shane again:: i'd like to ask MJ what message he really tried to covey and to whom! it's not enough for MJ only to covey they message to him only, cause there r 7 billion people in this world and one will need most of them together with him "If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place", and i'm sure that conveying such messages to the required amount of people is not yet possible, considering, the present world we live in. but, anyway, the message he conveyed to him should not be avoided by a concerned person. the message is 'right' in its own right.

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