I'm pretty late to this thread. Very interesting discussion going on.I'm going through the first thread and I want to address a point here:
Freethinker's quote:Though I accept that story that by chance a ship can get to safe harbor,
I will address this point. I do not believe in a creator because there
isn't evidence of one. You don't believe because we don't have the full
explanation of the origin of Universe yet. People like you used to say
Indra is in charge of rain, Bhaskara for rising of sun, etc. Why?
Because they didn't know how these things happened. And instead of
finding out, they stupidly created imaginary beings and made them in
charge. But that doesn't make them real. There is no one running
Universe, at least we haven't found anybody.
I don't think we can call them stupid. They were far more intelligent than we are all put together. Because, they knew that we won't respect our nature enough if they don't call it God.They did not just name it God but also addressed the procedures to apparently 'pray' these Gods. Like suryanamaskaras or reciting a chant in the presence of Sun etc to pray 'bhaskara'.Kyun?! Just to get our daily dose of vitamin D.nothing else!!! They guessed as time passes mankind will fail to appreciate obvious gifts of healing and nature and lead an undisciplined life and fall prey to bigger diseases in exchange to neglecting smaller daily activities like just standing under the Sun.
I meant to particularly pin-point the bolded line because those who are in disagreement to God of various forms, certain mindless religious rituals put ALL rituals/beliefs under the same non-scientific/stupid category. But the ol' ones were pretty intelligent in my opinion. If they just called these things 'God' and just left it at that, then I would've stood in the opposite team.But they wove PURE physics around these things. They would've been lost as banal instructions if not in the name of God.
Hence, God of various forms.Even they believed in a supreme above these Gods.(The one we are probing now- Supreme as in Science or God?) Even they din't dig too deep into the Supreme coz maybe even they were still searching the answer? Whateves!
Over the years these Chinese whispers distorted the real theories and people twisted them to their convenience. I do not believe ANY of the religions in their current forms. They are manipulated.
Hence forth, Reserved. Lemme finish the 1st thread.Very interesting.And if I've repeated any point or theory already discussed.Apologies.