If you were to have a conversation with God, what would you say, what would He say?
Here is a list of questions worth addressing.
Q 1 Why are people so different and yet so the same? Of all the wants in the world I would say what people desire most would be love, affection, and a meaningful purpose.
On the other hand there are some that don’t want those complex emotions; there are some that simply want food, shelter and health.
Q 2 Why is it that those things are not granted to all? Why are some people (myself included) philosophizing about God and meaning, when there are so many dying before our eyes every minute?
And with that in mind, while people are suffering, there are those who dedicate their lives to helping, why aren’t more people opening there eyes to the world?
Q 3 Why are there people who do not recognize others as themselves? I believe that most people today do not see themselves in others; they do not recognize the same features that link all of us into one species, and one race. Who are they to dispute genetics, science or a simple thing called life? It is so disturbing to know that we are all made up of basically the same materials, we are all breathing practically the same air, and yet we do not think enough to share the same mind, body or soul.
Q 4 Why then is there Hate? If we share all these wonderful gifts, why then do we not see past the physical differences? Why can we not accept different beliefs. They say hate arises from the deepest part of our subconscious, so is that to say that there is no cure for hate, or is it to state that hate is the alter ego to love. If we were to ultimately eradicate hate, would that in turn kill love? Would it be worth it?
Q 5 Why Religion? Why Faith? Why would God allow all this in His name?
I figure that more credit goes to the guy who asks good questions, than the one who gives cheap answers. They are not only good questions, they are ones that need to be asked.
If the world was perfect, no one would be able to better themselves…
what would i ask God? hmmm… i don’t think i’ve ever thought of that, although now, i’m sure i will. 😉 well, you’ve got some good questions. i’ve wondered some of those things myself. i’m not Your God, but if you don’t mind, i’d like to share w/ you the answers i found along the way.
Q5. i was raised as a Catholic. i do believe in God, but i personally don’t believe in “religion.” it’s a man-made practice, which is really just another word for “folklore.” i mean, people have always & will continue to NEED something to explain the unexplainable. the only time religion becomes a bad thing is when people start losing FAITH, because FAITH is the glue that can connect Buddha to Allah, interwine Jehovah w/ Zeus, & bond even an atheist to Jesus.
Q3. well, like i said, i do believe in God, but i believe that WE are God: I am God, You are God, She/He is God, & even IT is God. & when we pray or talk to “God,” we’re really talking & praying to ourselves. the same applies to when we speak to other people, when we just so happen to lock eyes w/ a stray cat or dog, & even in those moments where we actually notice the sound of the wind more or see tree branches a little more clearly than usual. i mean, since WE are God, then “we” project God onto every aspect, second, person, etc. in our lives. but people are too busy to notice these days. we live in a rushed world, where we don’t even know our destinations, so it’s only natural for us to notice Our God in You or the next Man/Woman’s reflection. (sigh)… it’s always easier for us to be blind, isn’t it?
Q4. Love & Hate are twins who have been at war with each other for eternity, but neither will ever destroy the other— i learned that from Gibran. 😉
here’s an excerpt from The Prophet [the book that may just answer most (if not all) of your questions 🙂 ]:
“On Joy & Sorrow”
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that hold your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
whoa. sorry. didn’t realize my comment was so long!
Thank you all for your beautiful comments
Knighthospitaller…You make me want to continue writing. Thank You for your kind words,
Glenn…I agree, and Thank You
Marizen…Again, I am impressed with your knowledge of Khalil Gibran, and with your creative insights…
[Some of you say,”Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.]
Continuation on Of Joy and Sorrow- Khalil Gibran