“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”
– Marcus Aurelius
A common definition of “god” is…
– an all-knowing, supreme being that is the creator and ruler of the universe.
Does this type of “god” exist?
Some better questions to ask are…
Is the existence of this type of god relevant to me?
What is the most efficient use of my limited resources?
Consider these statements:
Whether or not this type of god exists, one must still figure out for himself the nature of his life and what will make it meaningful to him.
Whether or not this type of god exists, one must still protect himself from those individuals that would harm him.
Whether or not this type of god exists, one will still suffer from his attempts to ignore the laws of nature.
Whether or not this type of god exists, one is still a happiness-seeking individual and he still must do certain things if he wants certain results.
Whether or not this type of god exists, one must still treat other human beings in certain ways in order to enhance his happiness because they are part of the reality that affects his life.
If one wants to achieve his goals he must discover reality as it is and relinquish any attempt to evade its laws.
Another definition of “god” is…
– a supreme being according to some particular conception.
Who is the most supreme being of your life?
Every man controls his own energy. Whether you choose to believe in an external god or not, you are still the one who has made the choice. Therefore, you are the one who is the supreme being of your life.
When an individual surrenders his reasoning mind to the blind faith in external individuals or organizations who claim authority over him, he opens himself up to potential abuse, enslavement, and the possibility of becoming a tool for their evil deeds.
If you claim authority over your own life, and accept responsibility for it, then you are the supreme being of your life.
You are God.
I am also the god of my own life.
Now let us see how we can co-exist for our mutual benefit…