Sunday, August 10, 2014

Religious Non-believer

In the tradition of Albert Einstein and one of its most ordinary and humble subscribers, , i am a "deeply religious non-believer"

But God !! If I open up on the subject, it would run into volumes on the persona of Monseigneur God and his mindless sheep and his chosen local havaldars??And a lot else...

Right now, I prefer to make use of the half an hour available to me to catch up on the desperately needed sleep than on any waste of words on the many controversies unleashed by use, abuse and misuse of this name or word - God......

That said, even though I have never believed in a distinct identity or persona or figure or figurehead or even an idol that could enjoy the status of a singular entity such as God or its equivalent in other languages, it is hard to close one's eyes and mind to the presence of a deeply felt, experienced and even seen and touched (overwhelming) power that runs though every atom , every wave, every pore of every being or non-being in cosmos .

I do not call it God because that is such an insufferably stupid name for something that is so inexpressibly beautiful and mighty.

I invoke Albert Einstein again:

"The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious. It is the underlying principle of religion as well as all serious endeavour in art and science. He who never had this experience seems to me, if not dead, then at least blind. To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is a something that our mind cannot grasp and whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly and as a feeble reflection, this is religiousness. In this sense I am religious."

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