“People break down into two groups:When they experience something lucky, group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them.Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance, I'm sure the people in group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way. For them, the situation is a fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with fear.Yeah, there are those people. But there's a whole lot of people in group number one. When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope.See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky?”— Mel Gibson in the movie Signs
When one visits places of worship, you will find faces deep in devotion praying to the Lord and sometimes making you wonder if your devotion to god is less than theirs.
You will always find people around you showing their blind faith to the extent of keeping fasts, doing certain rituals or following certain customs that shows their love for their god.
The question is does it work? No one knows as they are open to all kind of interpretations. Believers and Non-believers will have their way of proving that.
We all have our experiences from our childhood where we are taught to pray to god who will protect us from the evil and gives us strength in our trying times.
A mental mindset that we also happen to imbibe in our adult age and when questioned why you pray to god, the answer comes out like the ones when we had to by heart the answers to pass our exams.
Question why do you believe in god and do you believe in his existence?
This will draw a blank for a few and others would repeat their answers like a true follower. It does make one wonder if following blindly without understanding/questioning a right thing to do?
If someone was to question why you believe in god, what would be your answer?
A majority of us pray to god for the well-being of our family and yes fulfillment of our desires and protecting from harm. Ever thought that you pray so that you protect your self-interest?
Never must have occurred that probably god wants you to worship them for who they are rather than taking out the laundry list and handing it to him to take care.
The existence of god is a subject that no one would prefer to touch. No one knows how we came into believing in god or in higher form. It’s like theories revolving around the Big Bang that brought our planet into existence. To put it mildly, one would question who came first the chicken or the egg.
Ever thought if god was the figment of imagination of our novel writers in the past who wrote books that today we considered sacred not knowing if truth is all what is written there to be true.
It’s like a book that is published which has its fan following and then their own interpretations and of course versions of what it meant and books on the characters involved.
What though needs to be stated that is we look for ‘hope’ when we pray to god to help us deal with our day to day struggle.
Believing in god gives one courage to and strength to fight the challenges that lay ahead.
It’s up to you how you believe and follow your god as there are no wrong ways but putting blind faith and following rituals/customs without knowing the true meaning is certainly not acceptable.
People often fail to differentiate between god and religion. Religion is man-made and god a mystery.
To find god we need to look deep within us as we find ourselves we find him.