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The God of Contradictions
The fiercest attack by the science:
Prior to the development of science the battle between the theistic and atheistic groups were mainly argumentative. These arguments were led with varying sentence structures, different syntax and well developed syllogism. Their refutation was a bit easy. When the science joined the fray it claimed to have changed the scenario in its entirety.
The science started dispelling the arguments of God on the basis of facts. The sciences broke the myth that the God is on the seventh sky. Science tracked the interstellar distances and told with factual correctness that there was a vacuum and other celestial bodies and not the layers of the skies.
Religious people said that there was heaven and there were angles, enjoyment and many other things of leisurely life. The science declared that there is not even a possibility of any life in the universe except on the earth, at least not within a radius of several million light years around our Milky Way galaxy.
They said everything is done by the God in this world. The sciences told that there is a principle of causality. Provide the causes in a given case; the binding effects will take place. It is as certain as that.
Similarly other beliefs of the religion and the God were dispelled by science.
The theists took a new stand (Please take a pause for a moment). They said that science has itself proposed a limit of knowledge. Beyond which sciences cannot go. They take such instances from science itself. Heisenberg proposed the uncertainty principle. He said whatever the techniques and methodologies are adopted there is a limit of precision with which the position and velocity of a sub-atomic particle can be measured. The sciences cannot go beyond that limit of precision. Similarly Einstein said that there was the upper limit of speed which can be attained. It was the speed (precisely it is called the velocity) of light. It shows that the human efforts to explore the nature are constricted by the tools of the nature itself. No man, if continuously remains busy in observing the universe can “look” beyond an area of 70-80 light years of universal existence. This is approximately the life span of that man. Those who have read about the dimensions of universe as billions of light years know that any period less than 100 light years is a very small distance. It shows that if a man continuously keeps looking in the depths of the space around then he can view only a negligibly small portion of the universe even after spending his whole life.
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What is the real question?
The God, the soul etc. are the states of existence. People whenever refer to the existence they do it with the help of languages which they have developed during the course of their history. In the language of Inuit people the word corresponding to the snow are many more time than the words in other European languages collectively. The words related to the God in Indian languages are several times more than the words in any other language. So when you translate an instance of snow from the Inuit language into some Sahara region language, having almost no word for snow, then you may not find a proper word to describe a particular instance related to snow in that Inuit language. It reflects the limitations of the Sahara language and not the limitation of the snow or that particular instance of snow. Similarly whenever any instance of transcendental experience is told in worldly languages and if it does not convey the full meaning to the listener then it shows the limitations of the worldly languages and not that of the transcendental experience
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“Reason” is only a small faculty in the human brain
Human beings have various faculties in their brain. These are emotional, aesthetic, logical, practical, verbal, spatial, temporal, interpersonal, affectional, social, motivational and a hundreds more. Modern psychologists call them multiple intelligences.
Some people love their children, their country and their values and there is no reason behind it. Some others do not love their children, their country or values. This is always a matter of choice. No argument, applicable to all can be given asking everybody to choose the same option e.g. to love or not to love one’s children, country or values. This is one’s choice to comprehend one’s children, country or values. He has arrived at these conclusions subjectively. No objective intervention is possible for shaping one’s internal choice. Arguments are advanced objectively and correspond to only those aspects of life which are equally objective.
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