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  • People have been so much preoccuped with this question throughout the history trying to prove something to each other or being tormented with the uncertainty - all sorts of people, namely atheists, agnostics, religious and spititual ones not to mention thinkers and philosophers -  that the God seems more real than anything in the world, than the soil under our feet;  whatsoever you, guys, say  :)

    Nothing can be invented out of nothing. There is some truth behind any human belief even if their accurateness can be questioned in many cases

  • What God? There are many!  Be more precise...

     

  • What lousy English !!!.. Is God is True .....?  

  • IN OUR INDIA , HERE THERE ARE MANY RELIGIONS ARE HERE , EVERY RELIGION HAVE SPEPARATE PRAYS . EACH AND EVERY ONE IS VERY DIFFERENT. SO EDUCATED PERSON ARE NOT LIKE IT , SO WE MUST KNOW ABOUT THIS MATTER FOR OUR FINAL DECESION HERE

    • ......There ARE  many religions ARE here ,  Oh, My Gosh , What perfect English...Admired , fainted ...!

      • Oh, be nice.

    • Greetings Rathanam - You ask a very important and difficult question.  As you say, "There are so many religions."  Is God knowable or incomprehensible?  Is God accessible or outside our reach?  I do agree with you that some people do not like this topic and I respect their right to believe as they desire.  As I get older and I personally witness the limits of my existence in health and strength, I believe, as you said "We must know about this matter."  I believe that it doesn't matter so much the specific form or knowledge we may have of our concept of God.  What is most important is how we answer these questions about God within ourselves.  Have we struggled to find the meaning of God in our own situation?  Eventually, no matter what we believe, we shall all face our death.  Can we manage this experience comforted by the efforts we have made to answer your question?  Only then, will our own personal experience validate or deny our beliefs about our God.

      I find comfort in the writings of the Bhagavad Gita, the Holy Kural and the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold path of Lord Buddha.  Other people find comfort in the Bible or Koran, Mother Teresa, the Virgin Mary, Allah, and Jehova.  I love the concept of the blind men trying to describe their experience with the elephant:

      It was six men of Indostan,
      To learning much inclined,
      Who went to see the Elephant
      (Though all of them were blind),
      That each by observation
      Might satisfy his mind.

      The First approach'd the Elephant,
      And happening to fall
      Against his broad and sturdy side,
      At once began to bawl:
      "God bless me! but the Elephant
      Is very like a wall!"

      The Second, feeling of the tusk,
      Cried, -"Ho! what have we here
      So very round and smooth and sharp?
      To me 'tis mighty clear,
      This wonder of an Elephant
      Is very like a spear!"

      The Third approach'd the animal,
      And happening to take
      The squirming trunk within his hands,
      Thus boldly up and spake:
      "I see," -quoth he- "the Elephant
      Is very like a snake!"

      The Fourth reached out an eager hand,
      And felt about the knee:
      "What most this wondrous beast is like
      Is mighty plain," -quoth he,-
      "'Tis clear enough the Elephant
      Is very like a tree!"

      The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
      Said- "E'en the blindest man
      Can tell what this resembles most;
      Deny the fact who can,
      This marvel of an Elephant
      Is very like a fan!"

      The Sixth no sooner had begun
      About the beast to grope,
      Then, seizing on the swinging tail
      That fell within his scope,
      "I see," -quoth he,- "the Elephant
      Is very like a rope!"
      And so these men of Indostan
      Disputed loud and long,
      Each in his own opinion
      Exceeding stiff and strong,
      Though each was partly in the right,
      And all were in the wrong!

      MORAL,

      So, oft in theologic wars
      The disputants, I ween,
      Rail on in utter ignorance
      Of what each other mean;
      And prate about an Elephant
      Not one of them has seen!

      Godfrey Saxe’s (1816-1887) version of Blind Men and the Elephant

      Your question is very similar to our endeavor on this site, MyEnglishClub, to learn languages.  We have so many languages in the world and they all attempt to describe very similar things.  I celebrate this diversity.  I have learned something valuable from each religion I have studied and each language I have heard.  They have served to create the mosaic that I have learned to call "God."  Most importantly, I respect and celebrate others' rights to define and create their own mosiac of God.

      Namaste Dear Brother,

      Ken

      Blind Men and the Elephant
      Blind Men and the Elephant - Read this famous Indian fable. What is the meaning? How can it be interpreted? Is there a bigger message?
      • MOSIAC of God !!!.. Holy Mother , What perfect English ...What is mosiac ?

        • Ya Rab, only a vain and intimidatimg simpleton is deprived of sagasity to comprehend the meaning hidden bihind the euphemism "mosaic of God". It is the Image of the Almighty created from different pieces of knowledge, opinions, cultures, rites -  just like the original mosaic. 

          • Some dumbs  read MOSIAC instead of mosaic !... It's mosaic of God !.. Ain't MOSIAC  of God... 2) Ya Rab , ???? W'lingo is it ?...bihind ???...Huh. Holy Devil ,

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