One night, I was helping my 1 1/2 year old niece brush her teeth. When we were done, we walked out and I turned off the bathroom lights. The room lights were dim and only the table lights were on. When she turned back and looked at the bathroom, she was transfixed, curious and looked a little frightened. I watched her for a while. She has never watched a horror movie, we never talked about ghost or anything fancy like that yet the dim room has made her feel a sense of uncertainty and fear. She looked at me and nudged closer.
Fear of the uncertainty is natural. And humans are curious being, who always need answers for every question. It is so difficult for us to just admit that we don’t know or that we simply do not have an answer. Everything has to be answered instantaneously.
So I wonder…
I travel a lot and some places are simply breathtaking, so amazingly gorgeous that it’s so unbelievable (just for a second) that such amount of beauty and splendour could exist without anyone creating it. But I understand science (to some extend) to know that it is but a small work of nature amidst the beauty and splendour surrounding Earth and Universe. It has nothing to do with a creator, nothing to do with Gawd Alflighty.
So I wonder..
That the natural feeling of fear of the unknown, the unexplainable, the dark and the dirty and the simple feeling of awe and happiness that brought by beauty and our stubborn craving for answers for every question that pops up in our mind has led to the creation of God and Evil.
Our ancestors didn't know modern science. They didn't understand that the Earth is round, eclipses were a natural even and not a fox trying to eat up the sun, that people do not die because of curse but because of germs and viruses, and natural disasters are natural and has nothing to do with Gawd being angry. But they needed answers and they came up with an excellent answer that was perfect, for that era, which satisfied their curiosity and their knowledge and for some, satisfied their lust for power and control.
Their answer came in different form and different shape but it had the same characteristic,
GAWD versus EVIL.
But I wonder…
It is a different era, I and you have moved on to an understanding and a believe system that makes the time and the new world in which we live in proud. Why many others are still stuck with a believe system from the dark ages?