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Manu Devassia

Abstract


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Manu Devassia

Abstract


GOD IS BEYOND LOGIC

GOD IS BEYOND LOGIC

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 In my tender years, I heard of a God

Who hates childish inclinations,

A God who penalises for not eating food, 

That didn't please my taste and 

A god who reprimands childishness.

I was often told of an angry God with a cane 

Is God so childlike? 


I was made to sit idol-like, joining hands

They called it a prayer to God

Obligatory was it though busy in other worlds

I knew a God who doesn't tolerate the inability

To comprehend what was beyond senses

Their words made sense, but not the intention

Is God so fond of those hollow words?


I grew to be a schoolboy

Religion taught me- ‘God is love’

So, God is different at this age, I thought

They taught -‘God is mighty’

But miseries and pervasiveness of evil 

Proved different to my innocent senses

Stark dilemma struck me 

 

Wisdom guided me to realisation

The reasoning was my sole teacher

I never believed in sermons blindly

I sought reasons to believe 

They tried pacifying my quest

With logical answers, quoting scriptures

But, isn’t God beyond our logic?


Some preached a God they heard

To win hearts but not to gain souls

Some preached a God they never knew

And I never found a God of their sermons

Few talked of a God they experienced

A few killed each other to protect God and faith

Heaven wasn’t safe, I felt, even for God. 



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