This is some fun stuff …they actually published my story as well.
Guess I should share the same story on this blog as well ..
I don’t believe in god because I believe in science and reason. Science taught me to look for concrete evidence before jumping to conclusion and there simply isn’t any direct evidence which proves existence of god.
I’m born in Hindu religion. Hinduism is a polytheistic religion that offered me an interesting option in my early childhood, option to choose a god from variety gods and goddesses. Although there are as many as 330million gods in Hinduism, most of them are big losers. Only 8-10 gods have some real good following among Hindus.
My parents are deep believers and an elephant god ‘Ganesha’ is in heavy demand at my house. I kinda used to like this Ganesha guy. He has a human body with elephant head, a well rounded belly. They told me he is a god of wisdom, I listened to them. One day I got my results of my drawing exam and I had failed miserably. I went to Ganesha and asked him why god why? Why did you do this to me? Did I not pray hard? He was unmoved, as if he was telling me ‘you jackass, you stop praying and start working. Do something meaningful with your life you crackpot.’
I stopped praying and never blamed god for my failures or credited him for my successes. But I still believed in him though. I believed when they told me god is one and he manifests himself in various forms, I believed them when they told me god resides in your soul. All of that sounded so intelligent and logical, until I realized it’s more of a wishful thinking than the truth. Benevolent all powerful god exists, because we want him to exist. His is existence is in our minds – a massive hallucination may be.
I tended more towards atheism and became complete and absolute atheist early this year. I never believed in a god who favors certain people over others because they pray to him, but lately I have abandoned all my beliefs in god altogether.
It feels so good, so free and so independent to be an atheist. Freedom from dogma, freedom from fear of god – freedom absolute, freedom at last.