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In god’s defence, my personal rebuttals… part 1

I often wonder at theists. Perhaps it is the first flush of atheism, like a man with a new pair of eyes, I run around looking at people incredulous at their inability to see the vividness of the world around them. Believers would say it’s more like a drug induced hallucination. But just look at the premises people base their faith in god on!

“There has to be a god, or this world is utter chaos” – One of the commonest last defence. The force of faith, a desperate faith, but faith nonetheless. This is one of the unremitting fears facing every believer and many new atheists too. If there is no controlling deity at the helm of the universe, no omnipotence looking out for us, we are face to face with the reality of how utterly small and insignificant we are in the immensity of creation. The tiniest, nano-sized speck on a piece of rock hurtling through a vast, mysterious, vacuum. Of course it’s scary. Of course you want someone’s apron strings to hold on to, someone who’ll keep you warm and safe in the cold, dark space that engulfs you. But the point is, your wishing doesn’t make it true. No matter how hard I want things to come true, my desires alone are not enough to make anything a reality. Hell, I’d want a great omniscient, omnipotent god on my side too! (Superman would do in a pinch..) But all the wishes are just that, idle wishes. They certainly do not make your desires real and they are most certainly not proof of god’s existence.


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


2 thoughts on “In god’s defence, my personal rebuttals… part 1

  1. Just how miniscule we really are:



    Posted by philosopher145 | 13/09/2011, 11:55 PM

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