a real debate between A and B. A is an idol worshiper and B is a teacher ! :
: "Would you allow me to say something and ask some questions?"
:"Yes, you can"
: "Is it not a myth that there is God? You want people to believe in a thing which does not exist. If there was God, we could have felt his
existence through our senses. You may say that we can feel His presence by the help of our inner senses, but our inner senses also depend upon our
five outer senses. We cannot conjure up an image of anything in which some of our senses were not involved. We cannot conjure up the picture of a
person whom we have not met; recall to our memory his voice if we have not heard him and feel the touch of his hand by our inner senses if we have
never taken his hand in our hand."
"You may say that we can perceive the presence of God by our intelligence and not through our inner or outer senses. But our intelligence also needs
the assistance of our five outer senses, without which it cannot function. We cannot make any reasoning or come to any conclusion without the help of
By your imagination you have created a being, which is of your own image. Since you see, talk, hear, work and rest, He also does exactly what you
"You do not show Him to anyone. To maintain your hold on the people you say that He cannot be seen. You also say that He was not born from the womb of
a woman. He does not procreate and that He would not die. I have heard that there is an idol in India, which is hidden behind a curtain and is not
allowed to be seen by the Hindu devotees. The custodians of the idol say that it is out of mercy that their god does not appear before them, because
whoever casts his eyes on it, would instantly die."
"Your God is also like the veiled god of the Hindus. It is out of His mercy that He does not appear before us. If he does, we shall surely die. You
say that the universe was created by God, who did not talk to anyone,
As a matter of fact the universe came by itself. Does anyone create the grass, which grows in the field? Does it not grow and get green by itself?
Does anyone create the ants and the mosquitoes? Do they not come out by themselves?"
"I must tell you, that among all the stories, which circulate among the people, none is more absurd and baseless than the story of God, who cannot be
seen. There are many baseless stories, but they, at least, depict real life and present before us the people and personalities, who may themselves be
fictitious, but their acts and deeds are like those of real human beings. We can see them. They eat, they drink, they talk, they sleep and they love.
When we read these fictitious stories, we enjoy them. We know that they are false, but we see in them the faces of men and women, who are like us. The
people mentioned in the stories might not have existed, but our common sense accepts existence of such people in the world. However, when we cannot
see, feel or touch your God, our logic and reasoning, which depend upon our senses, do not accept his existence."
"l know that some people, who have been deceived by you, believe in your invisible God, but you cannot deceive me and make me believe in Him. I
worship God, who is made of wood and stone. Although my God does not talk, but I can see him with my eyes and touch him with my hands."
"You say that the God whom I have made from my own hands is not worthy of being worshipped, while you ask the people to worship God, you have created
by your imagination. You deceive innocent people by saying that your imaginary God has created the universe, but I do not deceive anyone. No one
created the universe. There was no need of any god to create it. It came by itself. God cannot create anything. He is himself our creation. I created
him by my hand and you by your imagination."
"By introducing your invisible God to the people, you want to acquire wealth and position and have a respectable, comfortable and luxurious life.
These are my last words. I do not want to say anything more."
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