Thursday, February 11, 2010

I know I don't know

Last night with some of our very good friends we engaged in hot discussion about God, organized religions, purpose of universe, etc..We were five.
Two of our friends were more certain that there is probably no God and religions do no good to humans and we better off without it. These two friends of mine reach to this conclusion that we don't know how we are here what happened before the big bang. But we know we are alive so lets live our live happily. They accept that one day we will die just like all other living creatures on earth and that's pretty much the end of it. No promise of heaven no threaten of hell...
Another friend of us was a big fan of reincarnation. He believed he can explain everything with that. He gave an example that if there is a child in Africa who was born in poor conditions and lives his/her short life in pain, this is a consequence of his/her Karma and it's necessary to pass this stage for better and purer sole next life till become God, at the end of his/her journey. He even said that the child might have been an ant in his/her previous life and now he/she is in better condition that being an ant which is lower and inferior in evolution chart. I personally don't agree with this kind of comparison between an ant and a poor starved African child. Why being an ant is worse than being a starved child? 
I personally don't know the answer of these questions. I don't know if God exist, if there is anything after death , if our sole flies through lives to be God, if there is a heaven or hell. I know I am here, I can love I can hate I can wish..These are the facts I am living with. I can't fool myself with beautiful stories which has no proof. I don't know the answers of so many questions but I don't even insist to find the answers. It's useless to force yourself to come up with definite answers for very basic questions like if God exist or not? if the universe has a purpose?
I wish God exist, I hope the universe has a purpose but that's all. I don't know more I just don't know!
All five of us were agreed that at the end every single person should find the answer that match his/her taste. If you are feeling good with this or that idea if it works for you go ahead. Just live your life happily and don't force your ideas on others. I don't like it when people are so certain of their beliefs and start judging you and preaching you that why you don't practice what they believe in. I don't like it when people closed their mind to any new possibilities that might question their believes.
I love Socrates. To me he is one of the wisest human ever lived, only because he knew he knew nothing of ultimate importance and didn't pretend otherwise.
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9 comments:

Deep Blue Sea said...

Whether or not God exists , sometimes it becomes necessary to believe in God to escape from pain and fear and other emotions which are beyond our ability to deal with. Otherwise if u try to be too practical all the time , there is a chance u will end up with brain explosion..

Hiva said...

Yeah absolutely

mohammad said...

salam hiva jan
man fekr mikonam avval bayad bar sare tarife khoda be tavafogh reshi chon tafife mojood bishtar marboot be dorane keshavarzi ast
man motaghedam ke ma bayesti dar zendegi hadaf va barname bar asase meyarhaye ensani dashte bashim
na kareman bar asase khodkhahi va ya tars az in va an bashad
va inke be jaye esbate in va an dar amal an barname va an meyarha ro amal konim
ba inke be ghole mandela in mohem nist ke shir beshim ya ahoo mohem in ast ke az tamame tavaneman dar davidan estefade konim

Hiva said...

kamelan movafegham

Anonymous said...

如果相遇.你會感到相知.那麼.有一種習慣叫做陪伴;如果陪伴.你會感到珍惜.那麼.有一種甜蜜叫做存在!.........................

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with 芥末

like ur blog

Hiva said...

Thanks :D

Dead said...

Some things are not revealed by "discussion", but rather with "experience", most notably life itself ... I lost my trust in philosophy long time ago, and have gained admiration for studying life through physical activities!

Hiva said...

I agree with you, sometimes you can feel it but can't discuss it..