Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The God Hypothesis

It is quite a surprise as well as a pleasure that Richard Dawkins' new book The God Delusion is turning out to be a best seller. May be there are many who are trusting their common sense and discarding this unnecessary body of belief we call religion. I wonder how long it will take for all of humanity to realize that they don't need the concept of a god anymore.

Steven Weinberg, a Nobel laureate in physics, says- "the world needs to wake up from its long nightmare of religious belief". Indeed, it truly is a long nightmare! Dawkins has a superb description of god (as described in the old testament of christianity)..."arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully".

The sooner we understand and accept the fact that our lives and perhaps the entire universe itself is pointless, the more happier we will be and our lives will be so much more productive.

1 comment:

Crazeeprion said...

I agree with the stuff in your last para..! I sure do wish we had more "obvious and acceptable" proof that we could provide to the majority of others that don't even give this concept of pointlesness a chance...!