Hi like minded people, I am new to this forum. Thanks cfi for providing me platform to speak my mind, which I cannot do in real world. I would like to start with describing my position. I am a freethinker and a humanist. This is my first post, in any forum. As English is my third language, I may not be that good at grammar. Apologies. I will start my post with a incident of my life.
One day I and my friends were travelling to a town which is 50 km away from mine. We were 3 people in a car. On the way, we saw a boy (probably 8-10 year old), lying on the road, with scar on his head and blood all over his body. Probably, he was hit by a bus/truck or some other vehicle. The boy was alive, and screaming in pain. There was no one around him, except us. He needed immediate treatment and nearest hospital was 10 km away. He kept on crying in pain, seeking help. But, no one was around except us. We were standing there, nearby and watching him suffering. For one hour, the boy continued to suffer, and ultimately due to heavy loss of blood, he died on the spot.
Now coming to my point. After reading this story (which is not a true incident at all and a mere imagination), what do you think about us? We were capable enough to save the boy, with all resources available with us, but still we did not. We stood there, beside him, for one hour, and watched him die slowly in pain. Are we not equally responsible for that boy’s death? Do we deserve to be called human beings? Will you ever make friend with us, or even talk to us, if you meet us in real life? But why?? We did the same thing that God does everyday. Still you praise him, worship him, celebrate in his name. Ain’t that hypocrisy?
Yes it is. If you think so, it is blatant hypocrisy. Everyday, many innocent lives gets killed in such incidents, many child/women gets raped, but God doesn’t care about them. He, being Omnipotent, is able to save them, but he doesn’t. Do you think such a God is worthy of worship? I don’t think so. Praising / worshiping such a Psychopath God would make me immoral too. Keeping logic / reasoning / critical thinking / science aside, even if such a God exist, there is no good reason to praise/worship him.
The concept of God and religion were created us humans, to control we humans. Fear and greed makes people to believe in hell and heaven. A sane human would never believe in such absurdities, so, the religious indoctrination starts from childhood itself. It is the responsibility of free minded people like us, to stop this indoctrination and allow them it think and decide by their own.