I lost faith in you long ago. You did nothing to reinstate my faith. You don’t care either way, I guess. When millions of innocent people have been killed brutally in your name (which may be spelt differently by different people) and you never seemed to bother a bit, why should the loss of faith by someone as insignificant as me bother you?
Nevertheless, I’m curious. Do you really care about anything at all? I can put aside the earthquakes and tsunamis and other natural calamities in the name of natural laws which you might not like to fiddle with. I prefer to see you as a law-abiding entity. Then will arise a question: are you the creator of the cosmos or are you just a part of it?
If you are the creator, couldn’t you have done a little better work? Couldn’t you create creatures capable of a little less evil and a little more goodness? Why was evil necessary at all? Or is goodness impossible without evil? Are you also a blend of both?
What about the other guys up there? In my country there are some 33,000 crore versions of you, it seems. Do you all fight with one another for supremacy? For more acreage of the heavens? Do you have elections to choose a leader or do you fight wars like our ancestors did to decide the occupier of the throne? Do some of you indulge in manipulations and swindling like your creature here on earth do? Do you find us, your creatures, amusing or silly or just not worth bothering about?
Do you hold some occasional conclaves like we do in the United Nations Organisation or OECD or OPEC to pull out the thorns planted in the flesh by one another? Do Krishna and Jesus and Allah have a drink together? I mean, at least a cup of coffee? Or do you fight among yourselves allocating soma to the Indian gods and wine to Jesus and his variations and halal liquid to Allah? Do you organise ghar vapsis for bringing back gods who might have deserted the fold for some reason or another at some time or another?
I have a lot more questions. But I’ll ask them once you answer these. Hope to start an enlightening dialogue with you.
Tom (Dick or Harry)
PS. Written in response to the latest ‘indispire’ theme [Unsent Letters] at Indiblogger.