Hindus are seekers with or without the guidance of Knowers (Guru).
Hindus don’t believe in a God the Creator but a great spirit who permeates everything.
The south followed sivalingga worship, the north was into Brahma Vishnu worship.
After Brahmins (priests) from the north persuaded Tamil kings to accept Brahma Vishnu worship, they merged them with sivalingga worship.
The former priestly class of sivalingga worshippers were declared outcaste (pariah). Those who marry outside the caste also become outcaste. Brahmins who cross the waters also become outcaste.
It was the Mughal Emperors who gave the label Hindu to the collection of local practices and called the country Hindustan.
Greeks called the country Ind, after the River Indus.
The English called it India.
Indonesia is also an English word from the Greek Indos (Indian) and Nesos (Islands).
All the Gods and Goddesses in Hinduism and/or Sanatana Dharma are human beings.
Even MGR has become a God.
It’s surprising that Hindus don’t worship Jesus and Mary as a God and Goddess. I asked many Hindus but they could not answer.
The MP’s take on Christianity was flawed.
The Holy Bible, the Word of God, is not about belief systems or seeking.
It’s about the spiritual nature of truth.
It does not matter whether God exists, or otherwise. It’s besides the point.
There’s no God the Creator. The universe does not need a Creator.
Science has proven that Energy cannot be created, nor destroyed, but can only be transferred or transformed.
The great spirit in nothingness permeates everything.
Otherwise, we won’t be here.
Shashi Tharoor, an MP from Kerala, was born in England.
He’s noted for his command of the English language and eloquence.
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“The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins.
A few weeks ago I read the celebrated paperback by the infamous English atheist, Richard Dawkins.
The book had been widely acclaimed by critics across the English speaking world, especially by those who somehow don’t like the idea of the existence of a superhuman being more powerful than humanity, so I thought it might be interesting to consider his ideas. Surprisingly, his was the most googled name in Iran recently!
Dawkins has very strong feelings about people believing in an Almighty God. He regards it as no more than a fairytale, and in his book he comes through as an arrogant scientist who mocks those other scientists who do believe in God. His standard of truth is determined by Darwin’s theory of evolution. It would appear as though he cannot perceive a dimension of the spirit, or the supernatural, and that anything and everything must be able to be subject to scientific study.
In his 10-chapter book, which has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, the writer begins by introducing the hypothesis: there exists a superhuman, supernatural intelligence who deliberately designed and created the universe and everything in it, including us. He then proceeds to develop his idea throughout the book that any creative intelligence can only come existence as the end product of an extended process of gradual evolution.
He then goes through some apparent arguments for God’s existence, all of which he discounted, then in later chapters he lists various reasons for his beliefs. However, there are a couple of points he made which in my view are mistaken. The first is the argument from beauty. He suggested that the this is about beautiful religious music, and if there was no God, it’s still beautiful, so that is not evidence for the existence of God. He missed the point. The mere fact of our appreciation of beauty, beauty in nature, in birds of paradise, in many flowers and landscapes, and in sound combinations is evidence of something beyond evolutionary necessity. That God has placed in us the appreciation of beauty.
Another is his claim in chapter 7 that the ‘love for neighbour’ referred to in the Bible was restricted to members of the Jewish race! Suggesting that the New Testament is racist. This is clearly a false claim, aimed at suiting his own agenda. In Genesis 22:18 Abraham was promised that through his descendants, all the nations of the earth would be blessed, not only his own nation!
When Jesus gave his new commandment to love one’s neighbour, by means of a parable he explained that the neighbour could even be one of the despised Samaritans, not only another Jew (Luke 10:25-37). Again, when giving his commission to his disciples (Matthew 28) he told them to go to the whole world, and not only to the Jews.
What I regard as an important flaw in his reasoning is the way Dawkins equates ‘religion’ with ‘God’ and vice versa. He regards all the harm caused by religions as reason to suggest God does not exist! Many of us see religions as man’s efforts to reach God, while Jesus Christ as God’s way to reach man, not by way of religion!
Another flaw is his dependence on the physical rather than the spirit. God is spirit, and so he can only be experienced through our spirit, and not merely by physical means — by Richard Barrow
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Miracles are at the highest level. Intelligence at the lowest level. In between, there’s magic.