to honour and glorify God, but very often end up in denigrating and insulting
God. Your faith says that God is totally just and upright, but you try to bribe
God by offering all sorts of gifts. Your faith says that God knows everything including
the past, the present and the future and even your innermost secret thoughts
and desires and what is best for a person, yet you request God what He should
do, when, where and how. Your faith says that God is absolute love, yet you
think that whatever that happen in your life and the world like wars, accidents, natural
calamities, terrorism, communal violence, sickness, murder and rape happen
according to some mysterious plan of God. Your faith says that God is a totally
free and impartial judge and umpire, but you try to influence and manipulate
Him by your prayers, vows, pilgrimages and penances. Your faith says that God
is absolutely compassionate and merciful, and yet you think that God may punish
you and take revenge on you if you do not pray for His help. Your faith says
that God is an all-perfect personality who lacks nothing, but some of your
faith-practices depict God as an egoistic and insecure person who constantly
seeks praise, gratitude, adoration and glorification from believers.
author, Mr. K.D. Thomas, had been a Physics teacher for 33 years in St.
Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Delhi-54, from where he retired. Besides a
Bachelor’s degree in Physics with Chemistry and Mathematics as subsidiaries, he
has a Master’s degree in Political Science.
He was a
traditional practicing Christian until around the age of 30. He has a strong
foundation in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion as he had been a
Jesuit-under-formation for 12 years, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.
Thus, he has very closely and alertly looked into religion and faith both as a
believer and a non-believer. He is now 66 years old.
Thomas is also the author of “Science
Can Teach You the Art of Living Too”, a motivational book meant for students,
educators and parents, based on scientific facts, theories and principles.