I may not be very pious but that doesn’t mean I lack faith. There is a difference. There’s so much room for hypocrisy at holy places, in fact it very obviously exists. But what does God have to do with that? It’s the human mind that brings about the corruption within the so called “religious” system. It’s a pity that we give these “holy leaders” the importance that is actually meant to be given to God. We all have different Gods, yes. But the image is more or less the same. The image is that of a super natural being who loves his creation and is the reason for what happens in each of our lives and around us. God has no name or image, it is what we make of him in our minds. You don’t have to follow every ritual or custom of your respective religion, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t believe in God. Just because of an undesirable incident, you don’t lose faith. None of us are immortal on this planet Earth. We’re all going to die someday, and just because one dies before the other you lose faith in the Lord? Ridiculous! Do I believe in the concept of heaven and hell? Off course I do. I believe in the fact that we experience heaven and hell on earth itself. None of us know whether it really exists because it is said to be experienced after life. How would we know about it anyway? I was reading a book titled “23 Minutes in Hell” and mind you it gives me the creeps. I read it out of curiosity, but now I feel the brutality. Again, I can’t tell whether heaven or hell really exists, but what’s the harm in thinking that way and leading our lives accordingly? It seems like an easy escape when we say we don’t believe in it. So as to say, we can do anything we like and we won’t be punished or rewarded. I think it’s not about being answerable to anyone else but yourself. So at the end of the day are we answerable to ourselves?
My life isn’t perfect. I’ve lost my loved ones, I have hard times. But I still sense happiness. And I take that as a huge blessing. I am happy because I choose that path; I choose to still believe in God. Faith gives you the courage to turn back to your worries and say, “You don’t mess with me, I’m still strong.”
You’re hurt by a loved one, but that doesn’t stop you from loving them. Similarly if one inexpedient incident occurs in our lives, why do we stop believing in God?