Beliefs, Religion and Reason – A perspective of Hindu Atheist

What is a Hindu God?

God is going to be repetitive term in this blog. Let’s define this God guy.

The definition of God is lot tricky in Hindu perspective. Hindus believe in all sorts of gods, a polytheistic religion you know. But Hindu mythology and philosophy – Hinduism not being conventional religion in many ways – has many ideas about nature of God. Some of them are really a mark of deep intellectual grasp, most of them plain stupid.

When this blog refers to God, it essentially refers to the concept of supernatural, destiny controlling, prayer answering almighty God – personal or conceptual. This God fellow directly controls what’s-going-to-happen-next and takes personal interest in every measly affair going on in the universe.

Our war is essentially with the stupidity which defends this notion of omnipotent, omniscient, all controlling, non-existent superman called God.

4 Comments

  1. I would disagree with the fact that Hinduism is just polytheistic . That is just one part of it . It has many schools of thought . Even an atheistic one . And Hindu Philosophy has room for quite a few varied things . And do you explore the atheistic school of thought ?

    Comment by Kislay Chandra — January 12, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

    • Charvaka’s materialistic atheism is only atheistic school of though in so-called umbrella of Hindu philosophies and I am a great admirer of him.
      Philosophically, Hinduism is assembly of tons of conflicting ideas and myths. In practice, it’s a fatal combination of superstition, greed and weird vacuous rituals designed to fill the potbelly of phony breed of conceited people called brahmins/purohits.

      Comment by Aniket Kanade — January 12, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

  2. Hindu belief is not just limited to the concept of god.
    It extends beyond that – A typical Hindu is swayed by a lot of superstition – to the extent that the person could be reduced to a piece of puppet being played by – well everything else except the person.

    Comment by Bala — January 13, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

  3. It would be useful to have a more comprehensive description of the God or gods worshipped by Hindus..but particularly in contrast to the Western God. For instance, I think it is generally true and that Hinduism in all its forms does not believe in an afterlife, in heaven or hell. So there is no eternal reward or punishment, but death-rebirth cycle (?)..So why do Hindus behave themselves?

    Comment by Cynthia — April 23, 2009 @ 5:46 pm


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