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‘Why call him God?’

The following Epicurus quote is, in my opinion, a very apt commentary on the concept of god in mainstream religions.


Of course, the “winning since 33 AD” caption below the quote can be ignored — or not… suite yourself.

  1. April 29, 2012 at 01:16

    You’re LOSING! Date is off by 350 years or so… http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/542906_3572517988916_1152013455_3462227_748148664_n.jpg Feel free to borrow it ;)

  2. February 11, 2010 at 21:50

    Don’t take this the wrong way but do people like you really exist in the land of Zaid Hamid?? I thought Nadeem Paracha (who I regularly follow) was the only one. The Pakistanis who I have had the good fortune to meet during a research internship in France were all quite religious and conservative which by the way did not in any way hinder their disarming friendliness but did make conversation difficult as I am an atheist with nihilist existentialist views.

    I have a funny feeling that you are a girl which makes your existence even more remarkable…..

    • Bolshevik
      February 11, 2010 at 21:52

      Hahahahahah Ambuj, there are quite a few of us in Mamlikat Khudadad Pakistan. :-P I’m a woman; politically, I’m a communist. :-)

      • February 11, 2010 at 22:03

        Well…that was prompt….A communist….I guessed as much….You don’t really try to hide your political inclinations, do you??……..I think Communism is still the cool thing ,towards which all intelligentsia gravitates towards, in Pakistan where traditionally the right wing has dominated the politics…..We in India have already had our fling with communism and its nicer cousin socialism…..I don’t care much for it myself…..its utopian and I believe human beings are fundamentally incapable of getting over their greed which is required to create any kind of utopia….

  3. November 18, 2009 at 22:09

    Urooj – you have all the right to judge the GOD the way you like. It does not bother HIM nor it disturbs HIS kingdom. HE is what HE is regardless how we presume HIM.

    HE is above all this. But I may not agree with your concept of God, but I respect you right to have an opinion to reject GOD.

    It is a very courageous attempt and should be appreciated. Forget all the logic and arguments. GOD is something to feel not judge.

    Love your style to be different and challenge Myths.

    • mudsoldier
      June 4, 2010 at 23:48

      lol, what a lame comment!

  4. Ebad
    November 17, 2009 at 17:42

    He is able and willing. He has give us a choice. And Evil comes from choice made by his creations. This is the test which we have to pass; i.e. if choice = evil then fail else pass. In the end of the test He himself will end evil once and for all. Similar to the concept that teacher allows a student to make mistake during an exam (when he can correct him and is also able but doesnot correct) and in the end he will correct this mistake.

    • Bolshevik
      November 17, 2009 at 19:00

      The teacher-and-exam analogy does not work here, Ebad, unless you’re accepting that the omniscient, omnipotent god has human limitations and weaknesses — in which case god is not omnipotent, is he?

      Secondly, if god “allows” evil — which, more often than not is perpetrated against the weak — then he’s a sadistic. That, Ebad, is not an attribute of an all-merciful, omnipotent entity.

      I could go on, tearing holes in your flimsy argument, but I’ll let it pass for the time being. Please come back with a better argument.

      • Ebad
        November 18, 2009 at 09:51

        Firstly, by the teacher-and-student analogy I am not attributing human limitations to God. It was not meant to be taken in a literal way. If you take it literally than I agree with the limitation part, but its not like that. So please take this argument in the context of our discussion based on creator-creation topic.

        Secondly, I also not agree with your second argument about Him being sadistic. And this is because God has given every human the sense, will and power to eradicate injustice. And we have a choice to utilize these qualities for better or worse. Just imagine what a wonderful gift it is to distinguish between good and evil. Do you think this sense, will and power of humankind is a result of mere accident?

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