Beliefs, Religion and Reason – A perspective of Hindu Atheist

October 14, 2008

Here we go ….

Filed under: Atheism — Aniket @ 11:08 pm
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Trying to reconcile the new age ideas of science with devout Hindu religious atmosphere at my home, I stumbled upon the realization that religion in its most purest form is more ridiculous than imagining nomination of George W Bush for Nobel peace prize. For quite some time I fought with myself. I could not imagine the world without god. I was basically $h!t scared to reject the notion of god in totality. What if god is there? He’ll screw me royally .. err godly … if I deny his existence. But then the reasonable voice in me told me, what if He really exists? He’ll rather you doubted him and then discovered Him than just blindly accepted Him. I became an atheist!

To me, an theist does not completely deny the possibility of existence of god. He just thinks that given the known facts as of today, it is very less likely that life was created by anybody and it’s way more likely that life just happened and then evolved. I think genuine doubt is the most scientific approach one could ever take in this matter.

The purpose of this blog is to pen down various thoughts as they occur to me and to have fruitful conversation with other intelligent minds on this subject.

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3 Comments »

  1. This is a very interesting post, as I can’t imagine how devout Hinduism would interact with atheism, and it must also cause some personal tensions or at least confusion for you. I have experienced some doubt about my own faith as well, coming from a Christian background and now trying to solidify what I believe. I have compared a lot of world religions and have done a lot of different reading, and I hope that as you continue to explore, you’ll find all of the answers you’re looking for. I hope you do continue to explore, though, and not just cut yourself off, because even though doubt seems like the most scientific course, you’ll find that all worldviews eventually require some level of believing things that are not scientifically verifiable–even what is called “science.” . . . Anyhow, enough of that. Sorry this got so long. =0)

    Comment by wiredtoinspire — October 14, 2008 @ 11:24 pm | Reply

  2. Event if you return to theism, never stop asking questions. You’ll probably find that always asking questions might prevent you from returning to theism because answers depending on faith are indestinguishable from wishful thinking. “Wouldn’t it be nice if …”.

    Comment by James — October 15, 2008 @ 2:06 am | Reply

  3. Yes. I guess keep questioning and not getting satisfactory answers is much better state of mind than accepting irrationality out of blind faith.

    Comment by Aniket K — October 15, 2008 @ 11:20 pm | Reply


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