What Is God?

Humans have tried to find an answer to the question of God since the dawn of their intelligence. They came with various answers, only to discard them later and find new ones. Gods manifested themselves as animals, as natural phenomena, as planets and stars, as supernatural beings, and as natural laws.

As our intellect expanded, our answers to this question changed. Yet, despite the amazing discoveries in science, we have not been able to find a satisfactory and definitive answer to this old quandary. All we can do is decide what isn’t God. What God is, is yet unknown.

God can’t be an animal. It can’t be the sun, the moon or a star. God can’t be many. And finally God can’t be a being. All these can be demonstrated logically. What can’t be demonstrated is the existence of God.

Throughout the history, gods have always been the projection of man’s attributes. They have been the incarnation of his fears and hopes. They were the ideal towards which humans have aspired. Since humans are different, their thoughts, fears and aspirations are different, and so are their gods.

The Aztec believed in Huitzilopochtli.  Huitzilopochtli was a god of war. It is estimated that approximately 20,000 people were sacrificed by the Aztec royalty every year to appease this deity. Captives were taken to the top of pyramids where, upon a ritual flat stone table, they had their chests cut open and their hearts ripped out. Then the bodies of the victims were tossed down the steps of the pyramids.

aztec human sacrifice

Critical to understanding the motivation behind the ritual sacrifices is the concept of tonalli, which means “animating spirit.” The tonalli in humans was believed to be located in the blood, which concentrates in the heart when one becomes frightened. This explains the gods’ hunger for the heart. Without this sacrifice, all motion would stop, even the movement of the sun. So when the Aztecs made their sacrifices, as far as they were concerned, they were keeping the sun from halting in its orbit. [1]

aztec human sacrifice

The god of the Israelites played favoritism. He had chosen the Jews as his own people. The rationale behind this was that the Jews were living in captivity most of the time. Their captors mistreated them. In the past humans were cruel to each other, more than they are today. To compensate, the god of the Jews liked them more than he liked other people. He would promise them victory at the end and severe punishment for their oppressors. He would assure them that these tribulations are only to purify them from their sins. Thanks to their faith the Jews endured great hardships and did not let go of hope. Redemption and glory was always around the corner.

To Jesus, God was love. Jesus was a man of peace. He taught people to forgive each others’ sins, find the beam in their own eyes before looking for the speck in the eyes of others, to not throw stone when they are sinners themselves, to love their neighbors and even to turn the other cheek. His God is very much like him. That is the kind of God that Jesus had envisioned.

To a narcissist like Muhammad, God was everything a narcissist wants to be. Allah is omnipotent, a fearsome deity that demands respect, commands to be praised and orders to be worshiped. Muhammad’s god is a wanton god who does what he pleases. He can make rules and break them at will and no one is allowed to question him. He can send pious people to hell and reward evil doers, if he so desires. Humans cannot be sure of their fate and cannot gain salvation through good deeds alone. They have to also submit to him, bow to him and worship him in order to gain his approval. Muhammad’s god is a despot. His mind resembles the minds of Saddam Hussein, Hitler and Stalin. He is ruthless to those who oppose him and kind and generous to those who praise him. He is a needy god, desperate to be noticed, and offended if neglected. To Muhammad, these qualities were supreme. His god is his own alter ego – a projection of who he was.

Einstein’s god was the god of natural law. Einstein was a man of science. He believed that there is an order in the universe. He was referring to this order when he said “God does not play dice.”

Einstein’s god had nothing to do with the god of religions. A man of his intellect could not possibly believe in a god that intervenes in human affairs, breaks his own laws to perform miracles, sends prophets and answers prayers, as if humans could influence the Divine Will and change the natural law by supplicating. He described his belief in God as: “A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestation of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty – it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this sense alone, I am a deeply religious man.

In another place he said, “The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive form — this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness, and in this sense only, I belong in the ranks of devoutly religious men. I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after his own — a God, in short, is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear of ridiculous egotism.”

Einstein  resented having his religious convictions misrepresented and clarified: “It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.

Great minds are religious and yet their religiosity is so different from the religion of the common folks. The cosmologist and mathematician, Stephen Hawking, who spoke of “the Mind of God,” when asked by CNN’s Larry King whether he believed in God, answered: “Yes, if by God is meant the embodiment of the laws of the universe.”

Whether God exists or not, is not the subject of this article. Even if it exists, it can never be understood. What we humans consider to be God is our own creation. This creation is good or is evil depending on our thinking.  The god of Jesus is good because Jesus was a good man.  The god of Muhammad is evil, because Muhammad was an evil man.  Neither the god of Jesus is real nor is the god of Muhammad.  They are as real as Santa Clause and Dracula.  Yet, as the Aztecs and Muslims have demonstrated, the belief in an evil god makes the believers do evil things.

Not all Christians believe in the same god of Jesus.  The Medieval Church believed in a different god.  Their god was a lot influenced by the Islamic god.  That is why the Church went so off tangent from the teachings of Christ.  Even today, Christians believe in different gods.  For some, god is tolerant, loving and inclusive.  For others, he is jealous, possessive and exclusive.

God is not one.  There are hundreds of gods.  Many of them are forgotten.  No one remembers Huitzilopochtli or his kinder and gentler partner Quetzalcoatl,who only demanded the sacrifice of animals such as snakes and butterflies.  No one prays anymore to Mars the god of war; to Venus, the goddess of love; or to Pluto, the god of death.  These gods had their day, in which they ruled supreme.  “Forgotten lie the martyrs in their dusty catacombs, and the faiths, for which they died, are cold and dead.”[2]

According to some estimates there are 240 gods.  Hindus believe in millions of gods. Unless we assume that God suffers from multiple personality disorder, we must admit that Yahweh, the god of Moses and “Father” the god of Jesus are not the same.  They have distinct attributes.  Allah does not resemble either one of them.  He is ruthless, sadistic and bloodthirsty.  Then again, the same Allah has a spiritual awakening and takes an entirely different personality when he manifests himself to Baha’u’llah and talks about universal love and brotherhood of all mankind.  What a dramatic transformation! A chameleon cannot do better.

All gods are human creations.  We give birth to them, we worship them and then we abandon them and forget them.  It’s now the turn of Allah to be put to rest.  This deity has outlived his utility.  He is not fit to be worshiped.  Allah, like Huitzilopochtli is a bloodthirsty god that demands human sacrifice.  We must kill him and drive a stick into his heart so he can never raise his ugly head again to suck the blood of innocent people.

A Christian woman beheaded in Indonesia at the altar of Allah

There is no truth in Allah.  This deity is evil, because his creator was evil.  He is the figment of the mind of a very sick man.

Under the influence of Islam Muslims are reduced into savage beasts.

If you need to believe in a god, there are many gods to pick from.  If you don’t like any of the existing gods, make your own.  I made mine.  I believe in the single principle underlying all things.  This is the same god of Einstein, Espinosa and Hawking. I believe in the Dao, the eternal, unknowable, unchangeable principle.  I am a believer.  I believe in beauty, in harmony, in order and in love.  I believe in the infinite potential that is laden within each human.  My god is not a being.  It is a non-being that is the mother of all beings.  I don’t worship It, nor do I pray to It.  I try to understand It and apply It in my life, in every breath that I take.

Allah cannot help you because he does not exist.  He is as real as Huitzilopochtli. He exists only in Muslims’ imagination.  If you understand the real God, i.e. the eternal law that governs the universe, you’ll be able to help yourself by applying that principle to your life.  Help is there for all those who seek it.

Krishna says, people pray to different gods according to their understandings, but whichever god they pray to, it is I who answer their prayers.  Whether you want to give credit to Krishna, to Yahweh, or to any other god is up to you . The truth is that whatever you focus on becomes real.  Those who focus on success, health, wealth and happiness, and persevere, gain.  Those who can’t focus, or are  overtaken by fear, lose.

Someone asked why God plays games with us.  It’s not God that plays games with us.  It is we who play games with God.  We give names to God, when names are to distinguish things from their likes.  God is not a thing and has no likes.  Therefore, it is nameless.  We describe God in various forms, when God is indescribable and has no form.  We ascribe human attributes to God, call It loving, knowing, wise and omnipotent, when God is above attributes. If God is not a being, how can It have attributes?  God is neither kind nor cruel.  It is not the Father, the Lord or the Sovereign Ruler.  God is not the creator because creation is an act and acts are subject to time.  God is timeless and therefore It can’t act.  We pretend serving God, when God is sanctified from any need.  If I am thirsty, you can serve me a glass of water.  But if I am not thirsty, what is the point of bringing me water?  God has no needs.  So how can we serve God?  God is the Law of the nature.  You can apply the law but you can’t serve the law.  All you have to do is understand it and follow it.

You understand God through science – the science of the inner world and the science of the outer world.  This can be done through the introspection of the world within and the observation of the world without.

No one can tell you about God.  No one can teach you what God is.  You must understand it on your own.  You can’t explain colors to a born blind. How can you explain God to one who has no discernment?   That is why no one can tell you about God or show you the Way.  Truth is pathless.  You don’t have to go anywhere or follow anyone to find it.  Just as you don’t have to go anywhere to find the Sun.  Sun shines everywhere. You don’t have to follow any path to find God because God is within you.

Stop listening to every Tom, Dick and Harry who claims to be a messenger of God.  God does not send messages.  God’s message is all around you.  It’s in every leaf, in every breath that you inhale, in every atom that makes this universe.  Look at a little infant and you will see God. God is in every human.  You yourself are the greatest message of God.  Listen to your own higher self and you will hear God speaking loud and clear.

God has no personality or awareness.  It is not a being or a thing.  It is not conscious of us and our world.  It does not send us calamities nor does it save us from them.  It’s just there as the law for us to abide and to enrich our lives with.

God does not punish or reward.  You do it yourself when you break the law or when you follow it.  If you put your hand on fire, it burns.  There is no one punishing you.  Since no one is going to punish you for your sins, there is no point in asking for forgiveness.  Once you break the law the damage is already done.

God is everything.  It is the only reality that exists and is self subsisting.  In comparison, the world is a chimera. Science is now confirming this fact.  In fact the very notion of comparing being and non-being is absurd.  You can compare apples and scooters, because both of them are things, but you can’t compare God with anything that is not God.  God is real and eternal; everything else is accidental and perishable.  You can’t compare the infinite with the finite. The non-being is real and absolute, and the being is relative.  This is the greatest paradox.

The universe is only a thought in the mind of God.  God exists, without being.  It is the most manifest and the most hidden at once.  How is that possible?  Think of life!  Isn’t life both manifest and hidden?  Life is an expression of God. Love is also an expression of God.

God envelops everything and everyone.  You can’t escape It, not even for a fraction of a second.  The moment you cease to obey God, you cease to exist.  That is because God is not the lawgiver but the law itself.  Even if your mind can disobey and break the Law, your body can’t.  That is why you are still alive.  That is why you have a physical being. Every cell and every atom in your body abides by the Law – metaphorically speaking, “is a believer.”

We humans have come a long way in our understanding of God and all we have understood is that we don’t understand.  We used to believe in animals, in mythological figures, in planets and in stars, in ghosts, in many gods and in a single god.  Some gods were loving, and others were fearsome and cruel.  All of them were products of our fantasies.  Our greatest thinkers, no longer think of God as a personal being, but as an impersonal law of the universe.  Our understanding of God evolves, as our brains evolve.  The gods of our forefathers, no longer satisfy our quest for knowledge.  It’s time to leave those gods behind in the dust of history and find a god that makes sense to our advanced intellect.


[1] http://nv.essortment.com/aztecsacrifice_raif.htm


[2] Margaret A Murray in The Genesis of Religion

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32 Responses

  1. GyanSurya says:

    Question: What is God?
    There can be a variety of definitions of God. Being limitless and beyond the realm of physical senses, it is difficult to capture the meaning of God in a few words or sentences.A reasonably decent definition would be as foliows:

    God is (Sachidanand) existent, intelligent and blissful. He is (Nirakaar) formless, (Sarvashaktimaan) all powerful, (Sarvajya) omniscient, (Nyayakari) just, (Dayalu) merciful, (Ajanma) unborn, (Anant) endless, (Nirvikaar) unchangeable & faultless, (Anadi) beginning-less, (Anupam) unequalled, (Sarvadhar) the support of all, (Sarveshwar) the master of all, (Sarvayapak) omnipresent, (Sarvantaryami) immanent, (Ajar) un-aging, (Amar) immortal, (Abhay) fearless, (Nitya) eternal, and (Pavitra) holy, and (Srishtikarta) the maker of all.But that is next step. To begin with, it is sufficient to understand that God is the manager of world around and within. This can be deciphered through a systematic process of evaluation of life and world.And once we are able to initiate this process of analysis, the rest of the adjectives of God would become clear automatically.
    To know more click… http://agniveer.com/god-hinduism/

  2. Serpent says:

    Ali Sina

    You have stressed time and time again that doubt,skepticism,freethinking is what you promote.Thank you for such a wonderful reminder.I have investigated your claims on Islam and Muhammad's Quran,as well as the evidence presented by muslim apologists to support the Quran's divine and perfect status.After much investigation I have come to the conclusion that you're correct.Muhammad was indeed a fraud and a criminal.Islam's is a lie.Thank you for reminding us to doubt and to investigate.

    But now I also doubt your personal views on God,the soul and afterlife.I hope you can respect that,since my intention is not to offend nor frighten you but to find the truth.I've noticed that you quoted Einstein's and Hawking's (both theoretical physicists) personal views on God as absolute truths,even though none of them have investigated nor refuted the existing evidence to support the existence of God,soul, afterlife and other paranormal phenomena.In fact, NO ONE in the history of mankind has ever successfully refuted the evidence to support the metaphysical,presented by other yet equally brilliant scientists and lawyers who have accepted the evidence.

    SCIENCE IS NOT PRO-MATERIALISM NOR ANTI-METAPHYSICAL.What constitutes as scientific evidence is simply objective and repeatable evidence.

  3. denialisnoproof says:

    stop spamming with your nonsense

  4. Kazi says:

    What I understood is Sina did not talk about any traditional God. He spoke about realisation of understanding about what we should mean by God. From this point of view, Maruf's accusation is incorrect. Sina does not want only Muslim's to be ex, though it is his declared intention, he actually wants everybody to come out of all sorts of illusions in the name of traditional God/Gods. I am a new comer and highly appreciate this article.

  5. vasudevarao says:

    The credit of exposing Islam of its bigotry, in-humanness, violence against those who do not believe in It must go to Swami Dayanand, the founder of Aryasamaj. He wrote a brilliant critique in 1875 on Islam in the 14th chapter in the form of Q&A in his highly illuminating book " Satyarth Prakash:[ Light of Truth]. This book was never tolerated by Muslims and have been clamoring for its ban ever since it was published. They got it banned in the erstwhile Sindh govt led by Muslim league during 1945 against which there was a tremendous Satyagrah led by Veer Savarkar. Even during 2008 they made a futile attempt to get it banned in India through court intervention but failed.
    It is a fact that whoever reads this book and 14th chapter with open mind becomes reformed and returns to Vedic Dharma [Not Hinduism] which is a religion of humanity based on logic, wisdom, Science and free thinking. Many Moulvis have become Vedic. because of this timeless classic. Muslims who are having open mind must read this book at least once. The book could be accessed at http://www.agniveer.com

  6. Vivekanand says:

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  7. John K says:

    It's always disturbing to see these images, but it is important to remember them so that we keep in perspective those Muslims who say Islam is a Religion of Peace.

    Interesting commentary on the curse and the serpent being Alah. I'm not sure that it would stand up to linguistic scrutiny, but the obvious contrast is to the meaning of Allah as God in the Arabic Bible and God as the winged serpent in worldwide mythology. Generally God is seen as a winged serpent and Satan is seen as a wingless (fallen) serpent. So it would be interesting if this holds up in the Genesis commentary in this video.

  8. Arya Anand says:

    It's dangerous to reveal your real identity as there are millions of Muslims always ready to kill any one who criticises their idol Muhammad and his alter ego Allah.

  9. satyameva jayate says:

    god…………… who ever he is……… i dont care…….. but i am sure he is not as described by muhammad and islam………………….

  10. sanjubaba403 says:

    dear ali sina,

    i m be masiha army

    lord jehova blees you

  11. sanjubaba403 says:

    islam is religion of shatan

  12. tobi says:

    this is just your personal opinion.you have right about some things but you like the mullahs and various imams takes some things in extreme.Don'y try while blaming some religions promoting your own ideology.

  13. Maruf says:

    According to Blaise Pascal (in article http://alisina.org/what-if-god-exists/) we should believe in God. Because if we now believe that there is no God, but after death suddenly found that there is really a God, then no scope to rectify, straight looser. But If we believe in God in this life, then we will be in safe side whether there is God exists or not. So what we have to do is to find out the only true / loving God among the Gods in various religions.

    If Dr. Ali Sina was honest, suppose one of my friends called me, Maruf come out of your home, right then I will asked him where I will live at night? If he could not provide me another home than he has no right to call me come out? My friend should first manage another better home for me if he wants me to leave my current home. But Mr. Sina is not doing that he should have at first come up with a truer / lovelier God comparing to Muslim God before asking Muslims to denounce their faith. But without giving a solution he is offering a problem. This proves that Mr. Ali Sina has something hidden in his mind.

    He also suggests that to live ethically this will be enough for you. I am also agree with him in this regard.

    But who will decide the ethics meaning which is bad or which is right?

    Somebody tells, looking to a woman is bad, somebody tells looking is ok but touching is bad, somebody tells shaking and kissing is ok but adultery is bad, somebody tells everything is ok if both agree. Somebody tells Gay is very bad, some tells no it is their right. Some tells to be vegetarian is right , some tells no everything which is permitted can be eaten . Some tells bikini is perfect because it reveals the whole beauty, some tells no- woman should be modestly covered. Doctors say alcohol is harmful but it is permitted in many countries. Some says gambling is bad because it looses man financially, socially but many countries has permitted it. Some says interest is not bad for economy although it can’t resist recession, others tell that Islamic banking is less affected by the recession. A robber says robbery is good because he can earn much money with less effort and enjoy a luxurious life but the victim will say it is crime.

    For these reasons laws of every country differs each other and there is a continuous clash between pro and con.

    So the question is that who will define the good or bad or set limit. It is obviously the God, the Creator. Otherwise every right or wrong i.e. ethics becomes meaningless. So Gods presence/guidance is essential.

    So what is Dr. Sina doing, he is trying to make Muslims ex, without suggesting a more true God/religion for them. He wants to bring them out of home to under the sun, rain, storm, danger. It is inhuman. He is utilizing his brilliancy, literacy for misleading people, for the evil of the society.

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  14. فرزاد says:

    جناب سینا
    مقاله شما را مطالعه کردم در بسیاری از جهات با شما موافق هستم و در تایید نظر اصلی شما این روایت از امام محمد باقر علیه السلام امام پنجم شیعیان را ذکر می کنم و امیدوارم در ادامه بحث در ذیل جوابیه شما به دکتر طباطبایی با حفظ نقاط مشترک به رفع اشکالاتی که بر نظر طرفین وارد است بپردازیم.
    في كلام الإمام أبي جعفر محمد بن علي الباقر ع
    حيث قال:
    كلما ميزتموه بأوهامكم في أدق معانيه مخلوق مصنوع مثلكم مردود إليكم و لعل النمل الصغار تتوهم أن لله تعالى زبانيتين فإن ذلك كمالها و يتوهم أن عدمها نقصان لمن لا يتصف بهما و هذا حال العقلاء فيما يصفون الله تعالى به
    در تعریف خدا حتی دقیق ترین معنایی که با کمک گرفتن از اذهان خود بیان می کنید آن تعریف ساخته ذهن و وهم شماست و لیاقت خود شما را دارد و شاید مورچه های کوچک تصور می کنند که خداوند دو شاخک دارد چرا که مورچه وجود شاخک را برای خود کمال می داند و می پندارد کسی که شاخک ندارد موجودی ناقص است و چون خداوند ناقص نیست پس حتما شاخک دارد٬‌و این حال عقلاست در توصیف و تعریف خداوند!

  15. C.Sugumar says:

    I request Mr.Alisinha to make available the complete works of Swami Vivekanada Pathajali YoGa suthiram , Ramayanam. that would fetch so much of goodness to the reader of your website.The ancient Hindu Vetha Rig Vetham says " Let noble thoughts come to us from all sides " islam has become a
    stagnant water. It is rotten. A fool alone accept Mohammed as a Prophet.Of course Koran is out of date. But Muslims are thrusting ahead to justity every line of Koran, which is waste. The concept of Messiah is absurd. As there is eruite men and women in all branches of Sciencein all times so is in religion. Swami Vivekananda says " Religious Books are like sign boards in High ways .It indicates the course of our journey. We must travel further and reach our destination. We cannot halt ourselves near a particular Board. Can you help the Arab world to know the thoughts of Sri Sankara and Swami Vivekananda.

  16. C.Sugumar says:

    The Holy text " Thiruvasagam" says that though God has no name and no form, we the Hindus assign thousands of names and forms "..People lived in small groups thousands of years ago. When they came closer,in India one respected the another, the God of one group is accepted by the other group- that lead to a temple with two shrines.This process went on .So in modern Hindu temples we do worship one God Parabharam, Brahmam, Sivam, etc. Every temple has many shrines -which indicates number of groups mingled or mergered . Sri Adi Sankarachariyar of Kaladi,Kerala state merged Six major religous sects
    -Saiva,Vashnava,Gowmara,Saktham,Sun worship,etc.. He is Good precedent for the entire world.
    In Arab/Christian areas, One group killed other.That is proved by the fact Mr.Mohammed of Arabia
    waged 46 wars, pressing One point that He is the Messenger of God. One living in area which is
    under his influence had to accept him as Messenger of God or Face Dagger. Please drop the word
    Hindus are polytheistic. They know there is One God.The existence of So many shrines is a social
    issue not a religious,philosophical and a spiritual issue.One should see India without colour glasses -colour of Arabia or Europe. One should understand India without preconcepts.Hinduism like
    modern science does not depend on any type of Worship or any Man . It is impersonel. Erudite scientists are enriching science which is making tremendous advances. if there is proof One can
    put forth that and disprove the theory of relativity or suggest amedments.Nobody would issue Fatwas to that man. Only consideration if correct, the whole world accepts. similarly in Hinduism No Scripture No person holds supreme. Swami Vivekananda says as God is without beginning and End So any book that describe God must have no beginning and no end. He also says One must assimulate the past and keep open his mind for future additions. The world of science is full of innovations so is Hinduism. We should not compara Hinduism with Islam or Xians.Islamic god is running a Brotherl centre otherwise called Heaven. Mohammed says that in Heaven One devout male Muslims would be provided with a. Sexual power of 100 fold b. 72 horis women c. The Horis women would never loose her virginity. After every coition she would regain her virginity. Perennial virginity. Is Sexual enjoyment of 72 Horis women with sexual power of 100 fold the aim of human life in the world ?
    What would be provided to a devout Women who enters Heaven ? 100 fold sexual power and 72
    Horis Gents with untiring erection ?. Swami Vivekananda says Prophet mohammed was insane. so he had done tremendous amout of evils to the world. Can any Muslim declare that the concept of Heaven available in Koran is absurd ?In Hinduism if any Book preaches such a idiotic idea, we would reject that Book and put that Book into the dust pin.So many books are going into the dust pin. and Books which can match the intellectual logical level of the present world alone survive. Every religion has produced men and women of most exalted character says Swamiji. One must read the
    complete worlks of Swami Vivekananda, Thiruvasagam,Bhagavad Gita, Thirumanthiram by Thirumoolar and works of Swami Ranganathananda of Sri R.K. Math,Belur,Calcatta

  17. DK SINGH says:

    Ali Sina’s thought regarding God is what Swami Vivekanad told the world 108 years back. I also think the same. This was understood thousands years back by Vadic philosophical science. Therefore Hindus see God in everything. It simply means respect and love everybody and everything. Vadic mythology or Sanatan Dharm supports the eternal law. What you explained. Hence Hindus are most tolerant human on earth because they learnt it thousands years back. The same concept of toleration was told by Swami Vivekanand at 9/11 in 1893 in world congress of religion at Cichago. The world couldn’t understand his message and faced 9/11 after 108 years. Only solution is Swami Vivekanand’s thoughts of eternal religion of humanity. God is everywhere in everybeing in everything. Serving humana being is serving God. This was told by Swami Vivekanand.

  18. John K says:

    Right Charlee. Dr. Walid Phares' 2010 book, "The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East" (timely considering today's headlines) well document the corruption of Middle East Studies departments in US universities due to petrodollars, as well as its cascade into commercial publishing, journalism, politics and the current government administration because of the influence of the academics on these fields. Obama, however, bowed to King Abdullah because he is a fan of Islam, not because of petrodollars.

  19. Agracean says:

    Mr Charlee, stop making that irritating noise here! Since you like to stay in a haunted house so much, please go and stay there and let's see how your Johrei save you from the hands of those demons! Please don't blame me for your foolishness and do ensure that all your insurance policies are still valid for claims after your death so that your family can survive without you . 🙂

  20. Agracean says:

    Poor Mr Charlee, it seems that there's a screw unloosed somewhere in your head. You need to renounce Johrei and be sane.

  21. everin says:

    It all begun with a super-mega bang, n the rest, my friends, is in the hands of the Supreme Being. Let us turn the table on the conventional religions, which put the attributes of man into God. Question n investigate everything from the earth to the sky. But we still cannot find the Holy Spirit. because He, with His created minor spirits, is in different dimensions. However, we can obseve that His laws of the Sciences n the Law of Karma are in operation. Bear in mind, though, the laws of science cannot be applied in the astral n spiritual worlds. That is why u cannot see haunting spirits in action. .
    Simple logic will tell u that if certain plants did not receive the genetic codes from the creator, God, they would not have to produce the great variety of food n fruits to sustain human life on earth. God does not play dice as Einstein had said.
    If u cannot realize the " workings " of God, it is yr limitations , weakness, n loss.
    There will be an end to everything created by God.Therefore, He earns the title of Generator, Operator n Destroyer = GOD.

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    Why the US and Western nations are taking a gentle stance towards the Islamic influences in their countries is beacuse of the " under current " of the Petrol-dollars and the lucrative contracts on the oil fields in the Islamic countries.Obama had kow-towed to the Saudi King. Why ? Because he controls the world oil prices.

  23. 花蓮旅遊 says:

    Keep the faith, my Internet friend, You are a first-class writer and deserve to be heard.

  24. John K says:

    Dear Deep Thought,

    In the meantime, let me add a few thoughts about your question. Steve Coughlin was commissioned by the Pentagon to do a study of Islamic doctrine to see what we could use to get the moderate Muslims to help us with the war on terrorism. The result of the study was that Islam does not support the moderate narrative.

    His study goes on to show how knowledge of Islamic jihad has been purged from the national security effort. You can see an abbreviated version of his Pentagon brief at the 2010 FDI CPAC seminar:

    Additionally, the Center for Security Policy has published a Team B (II) Report that thoroughly documents stealth jihad in America. The reports explains itself in terms of President Reagan's original Team B. Basically, Team A is the current administration's team, and Team B is the opposition team, or second opinion if you will. Download it here:

  25. John K says:

    I have a very deep respect for the thoughts of Einstein because I, too, was raised as a scientist and spent the first 20 years of my life as an atheist. His views on God did vary throughout his life, and he did resent people using his words to support atheism:

    "You may call me an agnostic… I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being."

    ""In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views"

    In 1949 he wrote about reason and beauty being a manifestation of religious belief:

    "A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms—it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man."

    I once heard a dean of a chemistry department say that a scientist who knows nothing about art is as bad as an artist who knows nothing about science. Einstein commented on a similar relationship between science and religion:

    "[E]ven though the realms of religion and science in themselves are clearly marked off from each other" there are "strong reciprocal relationships and dependencies […] science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind […] a legitimate conflict between science and religion cannot exist."

    In spite of his reservations about a personal God, he had a positive impression of Jesus Christ that he gave in an interview in Time magazine:

    Einstein was then asked to what extent he was influenced by Christianity, to which Einstein replied as follows, "As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene."

    Einstein was then asked if he accepted the "historical existence of Jesus," to which he replied, "Unquestionably! No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life."

    But mostly I like Einstein's sense of humility and the recognition of man's smallness compared to the expanses of the universe:

    "I'm absolutely not an atheist. I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations. I am fascinated by Spinoza’s pantheism, but admire even more his contribution to modern thought because he is the first philosopher to deal with the soul and body as one, and not two separate things."

    All of these quotes come from the Wikipedia article, Albert Einstein's Religious Views

    I particularly like Spencer W. Kimball's commentary on science and religion in his article, Voices from Space. He discusses our great scientific advances in communications technology and the large amounts of money being spent on programs to listen for communications from outer space. Yet the human soul is the most sensitive instrument for the reception and transmission of communications with God.

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  27. Arya Anand says:

    Yet another thought invoking fine article from Ali Sina. As Ali said in some other article, it is impossible for us humans to fully understand God which(or who) is infinite and we can, by our finite knowledge and intellect, only understand which is NOT God.

  28. Olga says:

    Dear Mr.Sina ,

    Are you eager to dabate ABOUT the existing of GOD , I know you are a gifted person from god
    and you did not see it , and the instrument of peace against islam ,,, I will ask somebody to debate with you , if you want it.

    or the best thing is ,,, try to advertize in your site that you want to make a dialogue or debate ABOUT the existing of God . and the image of lone god has been on earth before.

  29. DeepThought says:

    Dear Ali Sina,

    I do not know if you know about this debate. Ayan hirsa Ali and Dr. Murrey won. Islam was voted NOT a religion of peace after the debate. Debate changed people's mind from before to after the deabte. Please make this debate available to others.

    Also this: Sam Harris vs. Robert Wright. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ9aMthqOig

  30. DeepThought says:

    Dear Ali Sina,

    Very good writing.

    One suggestion regarding the above comment. Could you please put expanding/collapsing button for potentially disturbing pictures?

    I have a question for you. I need your unemotional, objective answer, if you have one.
    In your opinion, does Obama, his administration, FBI, CIA, NSA and/or homeland security people know the real threat from stealth jihad? or how much do they know about it?

    I am not worried about the violent active jihad that much any more. I think the West have learned how to deal with that. The real threat, in my opinion, is from the so called moderate Muslims/their brain's operating system. These are 98% of the Muslim populations. The real threat is from the spread of the Islamic filthy ideology aided by the gullible Westerner's progressive liberal political correctness that now has turn to feel good relativistic moral masturbation.

    I was thinking, Western government might know this but can't criticize Islam in public. So, Bush and Obama, for political reasons, goes out in public and utters a flat lie: "Islam is a religion of peace". [As in, after suicide bombers blow you up, a piece of yours over here a piece of yours over there. :)]

    I am reluctant to believe that a nation who put man on the moon and brought them back to Earth safely, and who enhanced human rights, freedom, justice, discovered medicines, developed neuroscience, neuropsychology, sociology, can be so stupid not to be able to see the filth and power of Islamic teaching. How can that be?

    But you never know, after all, Western expert economist couldn't see the great economical collapses (2007) and went to Iraq and Afghanistan with a total lack of cultural understanding of that part of the world (lobotomized Islamic brain) . Therefore, it could be that the West really do not know.

    How much the Western governments know about the threat from Islam?

    Yours truly,

  31. revealed says:

    Mr Sina, please remind me in advance if there is any brutal picture included in your artcles. I accidentally see some of this kind of pictures and they really disturb my peaceful mind. I know you try to speak the truth through those pictures. But the pictures can discourage me to open your site again.

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