Who made God ? And who made the Terrorist??

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Who made God ?And who made the Terrorist ???
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, the memory keeper for victims of Nazi persecution, and a Nobel laureate who used his moral authority to force attention on atrocities around the world, died at the age of 87 on July 2nd 2016 at his home in New York. He has left the world poorer for his absence, and his famous account of his days in a Nazi Labour Camp, Night, is a must read for anyone. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a โ€œmessenger to mankind.โ€ 

I haven’t read Night & I didn’t know about Elie Wiesel either but while I was reading an article about him some of the things he’d said made me sit up & think that the persecution Elie faced as a Jew & the persecution people all over the globe are facing at the hand of the terrorists is no different. They have spread fear so far & wide that you never know when you might face a hostile situation.

Little did those 19 people at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka know that dining there that night would be fatal for them. They were asked to recite the Quran & their inability to do so killed them … Persecution of people based on their caste, creed, race, colour, gender, sexual preference or religion has been going on for far too long in this world. And now it’s taken on another form … Terrorism.

Hitler killed millions of Jews because he believed that the Aryans were the superior race.The terrorists are terrorising people all over the globe because they believe they are fighting the Jihad, their holy war. The Islamic State is their goal & they’ll do whatever it takes…

“No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.”

Only now the lines between the racists & the terrorists have blurred…

The other day my 6 year old nephew asked me “Who made God” ? & I was stumped for an answer. I said … Let’s google it & obviously the answers it threw up were far too complex for me to explain to him. So I said I really don’t know who made God but I know he’s there because when we call out to him with our hearts he answers. 

“Mankind must remember that peace is not Godโ€™s gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.”

And yet we’ve forgotten to keep peace. To live & let live. To embrace all humanity as one. To know that we are really just the same no matter whether I read the Gita or the Bible & you read the Quran … Our bodies & our souls are all part of the same cosmic universe. That same God has made us all … You call him Allah; I call him Bhagwan & somebody else calls him Jesus or by some other name.

I don’t know who made God but this I know for sure that all humans were created by one God !

So we might look different, dress different, eat different, worship differently, think differently but we are all children of the same God & it’s time we stopped this insanity…

“Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.”

The persecution of the Jews, the racial profiling of the Blacks in America, the acts of terror by the ISIS, the civil war in Syria, the conflict between the Israelis & Palestinians, the demand for Azadi by the Kashmiris all have the same underlying problem; intolerance … that the human race has developed against each other. 

So let’s do something, anything to change our world because if we don’t ; we have no one to blame but ourselves.

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”

Sources:

Elie Wiesel Quotes: http://forreadingaddicts.co.uk/authors/10-elie-weisels-powerful-quotes/12412

Elie Wiesel Introduction: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/elie-wiesel-nobel-laureate-and-memory-keeper-of-the-holocaust-dies-at-87/2016/07/02/4a2d2472-50b5-11e5-8c19-0b6825aa4a3a_story.html

19 comments

  1. The crux of it all….
    Is really ONE GOD!
    Allah, Shiva, Zoroaster,
    Jesus, Bhagwan, Almighty….
    Or just “Lord”

    Superbly written and supremely relevant Mansi!

  2. I am pondering over a lot of thoughts that have risen in my mind after reading this beautiful write up . Thank you Manasi.

  3. We read, we wonder, we move on. We also believe what’s happening is wrong. We condemn it, discuss it but nothing gets done!!! There has to be a way to put all this madness to an end ….
    Thanks Mansi for making us think again …

    1. Thank you Bharati ๐Ÿ™‚ Really it’s all so simple if only we can learn this basic fact of life… Live & let live.

  4. Its a good wtite up, Mansi. Sometime i feel too that Its so ironic That we kill innocent lives who are present and we can see for an unseen power we always believe in our problems that he will solve or bless.. and we follow the different religions by default we born in.. and rather understanding the real meaning why religion is meant for we do fight and kill humanity to prove again superiority of that unseen power we all believe in different forms.. I dnt deny spirituality or existence of that one creator.. but I really dont understand that had God made us to trouble him all the time.. or he had just created us just to live our own with a freefom and duties towards another human?

  5. Brilliant perspective. Religion has this whole other side to it. The side which I would never understand. What an article. Loved every bit of it Manasi. Your words inspire.

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