Religion. Faith. Belief. God. Logic. Reason.
Its absolutely difficult to find a scientific reason or mathematical formula that can put all these words into one equation that fits and makes sense. But then, if everything made sense and we already knew the result of every decision we took, wouldn’t life be absolutely boring and predictable?
In the Age of Rhyme and Reason, religion doesn’t make sense with all the customs and traditions. Like, someone once told me that “religion was the foundation for fights” and our generation having seen some of the worst communal riots in the history, it is very much possible to think that if God exists how can he let so many innocent and helpless people die and cause such devastation. But we forget that all these are actions of man which are not directed by God or anything of that sort. It is man, acting out on his own and out of his own insecurities.
With Atheism being more of a fad among the younger generation than actually knowing the basis for that belief, people think that there is no higher being. But in reality, its just a different way of trying to reach out to that higher being. An Atheist holds himself responsible for his success and failures. He works hard to achieve what he believes in and live according to his own principles. A person of faith expresses his gratitude for his success and failures to a higher being due to humility. He works for it but at the same time he is humbled by the grace of his Lord.
We all have a conscience that guides us. The soul is non perishable and permanent while the human body undergoes change from birth till death. The soul is a source of the Almighty and we all search for God in our own way. But there is no reason to believe in the non-existence of a higher power. Religion is only a way of life. It is not God. If people follow religious customs and traditions, its because of the love and devotion that they have towards God.
God on the other hand, is more personal and everyone has a different way of finding Him. He can not be disrespected. He can not be envied. He can not be offended. He is the source of all being. He will guide you through. He will be watching you. He loves you.