Sep 19 2007

Proof of Existence: Does God Exist?

Dad and I , usualy have this debate about existence of god. Who wins? neither … we support he same side. But yeah! we always have our own philosophy. His, I would say is the old school of thought, mine is NEW wink .

According to me, the proof of gods existence is an open-n-shut case, just with this small but brilliant thought,

I believe in God, only I spell God, N-A-T-U-R-E (NATURE) …

-Frank Lloyd Wright

I truely believe, there is no bigger proof, than the sheer variety of life that exists around us. I would like to Tolstoy again…

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

-Leo Tolstoy

Well! I came accross this site, with a Hundreds of Proofs of God’s Existence. Here are a few takes that fed my sence (the others, dare i say oh oh , are boring )

1.MORAL ARGUMENT
(1) Person X, a well-known Atheist, was morally inferior to the rest of us.
(2) Therefore, God exists.

2.PARENTAL ARGUMENT

(1) My mommy and daddy told me that God exists.
(2) Therefore, God exists.

3.ARGUMENT FROM GUITAR MASTERY

(1) Eric Clapton is God.
(2) Therefore, God exists.

4. ARGUMENT FROM META-SMUGNESS
(1) Fuck you.
(2) Therefore, God exists.

5.ARGUMENT FROM SHEER WILL
(1) I DO believe in God!  I DO believe in God!  I do I do I do I DO believe in God!
(2) Therefore, God exists.

6. ARGUMENT FROM EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL
(1) God loves you.
(2) How could you be so heartless to not believe in him?
(3) Therefore, God exists.

7. ARGUMENT FROM MASS PRODUCTION

(1) Barbie dolls were created.
(2) If Barbie dolls were created, then so were trees.
(3) Therefore, God exists

8. ARGUMENT FROM “THE MATRIX”
(1) We cannot prove that we don’t live in a Matrix-like world.
(2) Therefore we cannot know reality.
(3) If reality is contingent, then everything is possible.
(4) Therefore, God exists.

 Do you really need proof for everything?


Sep 17 2007

7 Great Quotes By Leo Tolstoy

I have quoted Tolstoy more than a few times …
I thought that thoughts that taught great lives (including Mahatma Gandhi’s and mine gulp , phew!), desired an estate of its own. So here are his most popular thoughts (never before under one roof grin )
  • A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.

     

     

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    Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

     

     

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    Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

     

     

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    Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.

     

     

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    If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficient reason for living.

     

     

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    In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

     

     

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    Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way – Anna Karenina, Chapter 1, first line

     

 


Aug 15 2007

Leo Tolstoy : Man is Like A Fraction

The single quote by Tolstoy that made me his fan was

“A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.”

Until yesterday, for me “Leo Tolstoy” was just a name in history. For those who are not aware … Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) was a great Russian novelist, dramatist, essayist and has been an inspiration for like of our own Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was so inspired with Tolstoy that he went on to name his centers in South Africa as “Tolstoy Farm”.
Yesterday I happened to read a small article in the news paper on Tolstoy and instantly I became his fan too. There I was googling information about Leo Tolstoy. I read snippets of his literary work on sites ( there is quite a lot of it). He has written quite a few books including War and Peace and Anna Karenina. He also developed a kind of non-traditional Christian philosophy, described in his work The Kingdom of God is Within You, that shares some similarities with Buddhism.

Isn’t this an interesting thought!

PS. Another inspiring fact about Tolstoy … He is a VIRGO and so am I :-)


 
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