The decision to believe in God or not is a personal one and can be influenced by a variety of factors, including personal experiences, cultural influences, and logical reasoning. Some people find comfort and meaning in the idea of a higher power or spiritual realm, while others find that belief in God is not necessary for their understanding of the world. Ultimately, whether or not to believe in God is a decision that each individual must make for themselves based on their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
IF you are an athiest, perhaps you have an incorrect understanding of what God means. This article contains the following sections and will serve as a good read for you:
What is god?
Hello friend! If you consider yourself an atheist, this is for you. Do you often say, “There is no God” or “God does not exist”?? Then the first thing that you’ll have to do is define the word “God.” And this definition should be universal. Each one on earth cannot have his own customised definition and paraphernalia of arguments to support it.
One certainly has to know about a thing in all its aspects to define what it is. If you know only that an apple is red in colour and that it is a fruit you cannot define that the apple is the red fruit. The redness of the apple is just an attribute. It doesn’t describe it in full. So, to define God, one must experience God.
How to realize God?
Ancient Indians were the first ones to know and experience God, and define It thereupon. The oldest book of mankind, The Rig Veda defines God as “Prajnaanam Brahmaa.” Here, the word “Brahmaa” stands for God and “Prajnaanam” for the inherent and intrinsic, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent Self Consciousness or the Self Awareness that’s present in all living and non-living things.
The Yajur Veda says, “Aham Brahmaasmi.” This is astonishing! It says, “I am God!” Not all can say this sentence except few self-realised souls like Krishna and Christ who knew the meaning of this sentence in full. It means, this omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent Consciousness is present in me too. I am nothing but the Consciousness! (‘I’ and ‘me’ refer to the reader, not me!!)
The Saama Veda says, “Thaththwamasi”, generally translated as “Thou art That.” It says that you are nothing but the Consciousness. This consciousness is divine. So you are Godly!
The Atharva Veda puts an end to our confusion by stating, “Ayam Aatmaa Brahmaa.” The Consciousness is nothing but the soul, which is present in you, me and all over the universe! This is God- the Soul. For every being and thing in this universe shares one common attribute- that it exists. Existence is the key. So, all that exists is God. Everything is God. Everything is divine. Myself is God. You are God. The whole universe is God in manifestation! So, all is God. All is one. So, the only entity that exists is God. Nothing other than God existed, exists and will ever exist in time.
Definition of God
Now, can anyone deny the existence of God? Well, if you have a different notion on God, then you’re at fault. If someone discovered something and gave it a name, you cannot give the same name to a different thing that you discover or simply perceive. Indians, way back in time, defined Brahman as the Self-Consciousness and That was, and is the only God to them. So, if you want to say that God is something else, you cannot use the word God for that. We already have a different definition here!
Or, if you understand and agree with the aforementioned concepts and still want to deny the existence of God, O my friend, go ahead and prove it. If you succeed, what you ultimately prove would be that yourself is inexistent! Do you wonder why?? Thaththwamasi!!!