Struggling with Meaninglessness

searching meaning in meaninglessness

Right or Wrong?

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In heaven all the interesting people are missing

Friedrich Nietzsche (an atheist philosopher)

 

I have several good friends who have tried convincing me to believe in God (Christianity). Few years ago, i took some effort for myself to understand religion better which led me to read some basic stuffs of theology. Apparently, i learned that non-believer will not be accepted by God in afterlife. That’s why, i knew where my friends were coming from. They have good intentions (from their point of view) and i sincerely appreciate that.

But honestly, i couldn’t imagine Albert Einstein not to be in heaven. More importantly, i do not believe in something coming out of nothing. I believe in cause and effect. If God exist, then He must have some history – something must have brought Him to existence in the first place. If ‘something’ created God, then what created this ‘something’? Then we will have an infinite turtles all the way down paradox.

At the end of the day, religious people think i’m an ignorant for not believing in the Truth and i think religious people are ignorant for believing in Illusion. So who is right and who is wrong?

Surely, it is not easy to argue against omnipotent power, something which has far greater power than Superman. That’s the reason why many arguments made by Creationist or religious people sound ‘logical’ and convincing because omnipotent power is …. well .. omnipotent. You can conveniently link some of the toughest questions like the origin of the universe to God. I will draw a parallel comparison – if i have infinite money in hand, i could buy the whole world, build the cities to how i want to and make every world citizen rich. What makes you think i will not be the most richest, powerful and influential man in the universe? But that’s pretty irrational.

I believe complicated questions always require complicated answers. God’s answers is over-simplified. I don’t buy that. 

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Written by elan85

December 16, 2007 at 3:18 am

Posted in Philosophy

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  1. god is a form of energy. it is formless, all pervading, all powerful energy. that is the energy that is making me write this comment, making you read this and reflect. those who can not conceive god in this formlessness, worship god in various forms. no body created this energy. it is eternal. it takes a million forms and names and becomes this world and us people. but the substratum energy is the same. world is a super imposition on it!

    latha vidyaranya

    December 16, 2007 at 4:08 am

  2. I think while ever we value our intellect as our primary source of knowledge then the universe appears infinitely complex and confusing. But when we open our mind to be more receptive to this felt sense of Beingness that we all share (this flow of energy, intelligence and Love — or God, as Iatha describes it), we start to see that the reality behind everything perceived is this very same energy.

    We also see our Self as cause and the world as effect in this little dance we call Life; and it all starts to become very very clear and simple. But more than that it is incredibly joyful too, because we take back the power of what was previously seen as separate and apart from us. We reclaim the power to quite literally, moment by moment, create the life we want.

    By giving more weight to our inspiration (this knowing that comes from our whole mind)trust grows in our Self as the source of answers to our questions and it becomes pretty obvious pretty quickly, at least to me, that there is no no such thing as a God outside of us.

    P.S. Yeo, is it possible for you to publish a feed that is not just snippets. It’s impossible to read your blog from a feed reader… and I would like to keep up to date with your posts . You write well. Thank you 🙂

    Nick Smith

    December 16, 2007 at 5:16 am

  3. Thanks for commenting guys. Those are pretty insightful ideas.

    Btw, i have set the options to allow full reading in feeds. So, happy reading 🙂

    Yeo Zhiyuan

    December 16, 2007 at 11:35 pm


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