Thursday, April 18, 2013

Faith in Space Age

...but deliver us from evil. Amen” prayed Commander James before popping his daily quota of Vitamin and nutrition pills recommended by ISRO. Flight Engineer Greta looks over and esquires “Commander, how come a man of science like you still  prays to a deity whose existence has never been proven” James smiles and replies “It’s a matter of Faith; my dear”

Greta replies “Commander, you are right now hurtling through space at over 22000 miles per hour towards a planet which has never been the home of Humans, It’s been proven that above Earth is the stars and below Earth's surface is molten lava, there’s no heaven or hell. So where might this GOD of yours reside?”

James looks out into the dark space sprinkled with light from distant stars smiles and replies “Greta, we know of 3 dimensions and 4 if we consider time too,  but science speaks of multiple dimensions, what if the Heaven the scriptures speak of are one of these higher dimensions? Science has documented many Near Death experience where people say they are drawn towards a bright light, might not the bright light they seen is the entrance to a higher dimension?“

Greta laughingly says “You are trying to fit science into your beliefs” James replies “Might be, or it can be that faith got there first and science is just finding out things now?”

Making a face Greta argues “Ok!! Let’s examine this God of yours. The Bible says that God made Adam & Eve, put them in a beautiful garden and made them masters of it with only one command that they may not eat the fruit from the apple tree growing in middle of the garden, Right?” James smiles understanding where this conversation is going replies “Yes, that’s correct.”

“Ok! Then James, answer me this” says Greta “If God is omnipresent and all-knowing as you believe, he would have already know that Adam & Eve is going to break his commandment, yet he forbid them, wouldn't it be smarter & easier to not put them in Eden in the first place.”

James smiles and replies “God allowed it to happen because he knew that it would give man a chance to learn about good from evil. It would give man a chance to come to earth and discover himself. In Eden, Adam & Eve didn’t know sadness or happiness, they did not know anything. Once they ate the fruit their eyes were opened, being thrown out from Eden made Man to learn how to survive on his own. God gave man free will, If man wills he can return back to Eden by making earth a paradise. God send his son, Jesus to show humanity the way.”

“Oh! James!! Even you can agree that’s a whole lot of crap you just said” teased Greta. James smiled and replied “Greta, you are a mom, right?” Greta nods her head Yes, while checking the instrumentation panel.

James continues “When you had Maggie with your husband, did you get a written guarantee that she will do everything you say? No right? But you had her anyway, because you loved your husband. Whenever Maggie does something which you explicitly told her not to, you punish her but you still love her right? Matter of fact, most parents knows that at some point along the way their children will not listen. Love takes risks.  And God the Father – He does not only create the children and creatures that will obey Him – He doesn’t have robots – He makes all of His creatures with a free will.  And that means He needs to take the risk that some will choose not to love Him and not to obey.”

“Man!! That was heady!! You are really stuck in faith right?” replies Greta with a shrug and continues “But James you got to give me this, Science has proved Drawin’s theory of Natural selection without a doubt, we have documented fossilized evidence that shows the process of every living thing on this planet evolving over millions of years from single-celled organisms, so at least the creation part of the bible is wrong”

James keeps silent observing the status of various sensors in the instrumentation panel and satisfied that everything is working fine he slowly turns to Greta and says “Greta, there’s a hundred chances to poke holes in the beliefs of others, But let me say this, I find it easier to go about my life believing that a higher purpose for my existence exists, That I was not born in that Blue Planet we just left behind by chance. Faith keeps me going on. Tomorrow we will be landing on the Red Planet, miles away from the nearest human civilization in a controlled descent by a computer built and programmed by humans. Yet! I have faith that good folks at ISRO have done the job well. I believe in them and their hard-work to keep me safe. In the same way I believe and trust in a God, who is miles or dimensions away is keeping a watch over me. It’s just Faith Greta. Faith!!”

Monday, April 15, 2013

Why Jesus was born 2000 years Ago

Years ago, when nothing existed but God, he in his heavenly wisdom, created the Universe, Earth and finally Man only by the power of his word. Man, was created in likeness of God himself. But Man, instead of being loyal to the creator went and disobeyed God by eating the Apple of Knowledge, the one thing God had forbidden man to do. God though angry that man had disobeyed him didn’t destroy his creation but punished him by casting man out from the Garden where everything was good. But All hope was not lost for man, God promised that he would send his only Son to save Man-Kind

Year 2010 (In the heaven above)
God: Son, Its time we fulfilled the promise made to man-kind that I would redeem them, You will have to go to earth to full fill the prophesy.
Son: Yes Father! May your wish be done, but who is going to be my surrogate mother on earth?
God: Don’t worry, I will send my trusted lieutenant Lucifer to find a suitable lady.

After the meeting with God, Lucifer privately thinks to himself “I am so proud that God still trusts me, But there’s no reason why I am not to be trusted, I have always stayed by God’s side and obeyed his commands”He smiles to himself “But now let me get to the job at hand, Let me see who can be worthy of hosting the Son on earth, It should be a pious lady, let me check in on the prayers list, I am sure will find my lady there.”
Taking his customized BlackBerry out Lucifer opens the prayer Inbox and searches for prayers from females ordered by maximum number of prayers sent.

1084 Prayers from Diana: “Lord, let me not be pregnant, Please let me not be pregnant” Lucifer thinks “Rejected, The female needs to be a virgin, as the scripture says”
972 Prayers from Maggie: “Lord please let Danial fall for me, Make him hate that bitch Saritha” Lucifer thinks “Rejected, so she sounds so selfish, and the use of curse words too”
841 Prayers from Shilpa: “Lord make me more beautiful, so that I can become a Actress, and everyone will fancy me”
Lucifer thinks “Rejected, too self involved”
666 Prayers from Nikita: “Lord, Make Bill Gates fall in love with me, I already love his money” Lucifer thinks “Rejected, again, why is it humans earn for money so much, when money earned on earth won’t give them anything in the eternal life waiting for them”.
. And it continues with Lucifer rejecting one by one all the females,
Lucifer thinking aloud “Isn't there any girl on earth who is worthy of becoming the mother of God??
Wait look here” 248 prayers from Jeniffer “Lord, I ask you nothing for myself, Please take care of everyone I love” Lucifer feels, “This Jeniffer seems like a nice girl, why don't I go and ask her if she would like to be the mother of God” and Lucifer decides to visit Jeniffer.

2010 (Earth)
Angel Lucifer appeared to Jeniffer in her room and announced, “Congratulations, Jeniffer! The Lord is with you. You are truly blessed!” Jeniffer Shouted “Who the hell are you, You PEVERT. How dare you enter my room you SoB? Don't you have any decency?” saying she graps the Hockey Stick next to her and tries to hit Lucifer, Lucifer socked at the response escapes from there and returns to heaven.

Floating above earth, Lucifer takes out his BackBerry again to continue his search ponders “Dam! That female! Such a temper, can't blame her, no one trusts anyone now as they did 2000 years ago, and God’s name also doesn’t carry much weight as it did before. Guess I have to continue my search for the Lucky girl if at all she exists”

196 Prayers from Prachi: “Lord please let me clear CAT and be admitted into IIM”
146 Prayers from Neha: “Lord please let don't let me be fired from the job, let that guy Sameer be the one who gets fired” Lucifer shaking his head wonders how humans became so self-fish continues to read through the prayers.

Lucifer now really getting scared that he will not find a girl, finally reads 1 Prayer from Anne : “Thank you lord for everything you have given me, Thank you for another day in my life, Thank you for all the blessings, You know what I require Lord, and I thank you for whatever you send to my life”

Lucifer wonders “This female Anne is the only girl who has thanked the lord and not asked for anything, but there is just 1 prayer from her, I don't have any other choice left, let me visit her and see”

Lucifer appeared slowly to Anne, taking care of not frightening her announces, “Congratulations, Anne! The Lord is with you. You are truly blessed!” Anne was confused by what he said and real scared by Lucifer's appearance in her locked room. Taking advantage of Anne's silence Lucifer continues “Don’t be scared, Anne! God has wonderfully blessed you. You will give birth to a baby boy. You will name him Jesus. He shall be called the Son of God. God will give him the throne of David and his Kingdom will never end!”

Anne hearing this “What kind of crazy are you, there is no King or Kingdom in this modern world. and me pregnant? No way, I am not married, It will be a shame on me and my family if I get pregnant, Please don't rape me”
Lucifer explains “No Anne, you have got it wrong; The Holy Spirit will come upon you and bless you. God’s Word will become the baby inside of you. The child will be the perfect, sinless Son of God.” Anne wondering if this is a dream says “OK! But what about the shame on my family? Who will marry me if I already have a child inside me?” Lucifer says “Don't worry, I will find a guy for you” Now Anne gives in saying “I am the servant of God, Let everything happen just as you have

Stepping out of Anne's house Lucifer says “That’s one part taken care of, Now how will I find a guy for Anne, Can't go about the Prayer way, Number of prayers are anyway so few, and the ones we get are always from the ones just need something from God, from where can I find a guy who is only willing to give? Let me just fly around and listen to thoughts of humans.”

Lucifer starts flying around the world listening to the thoughts of all humans, but all he hears are dark thoughts, no Man is he able to find whose heart is completely pure, Suddenly, he sees a few white thought coming up to him, closing in on the people who are sending out these white thoughts the thoughts of a guy named Savio catches his attention, Savio's thoughts are white at the moment cause he is holding in his hands the child of his sister, his heart at that moment is filled only with love for that child, his sister and is thanking God with all his heart, Lucifer thinks this guy has so much love for his sisters child, then just think how much love will he have for God's Child but Lucifer decides to probe into Savio's mind a bit more, On probing Lucifer sees Savio's other dreams of earning a lot of money, of showing off, sees the temper Savio carries about and decides that God's child can't be put in front of someone with that much temper.

Disheartened at how the world is now, Lucifer now wonders what to do, knowing very well that he cannot break Gods Law that guarantees humans Free Will and prohibits any interference with free will of any humans, Lucifer know he shouldn’t force any human by mind control to take Anne as his wife, Being frustrated Lucifer inserts himself into the dreams of a man named Deepak reasoning that as he will be talking to Deepak in his dream, and thus not breaking the law of free will as he won’t be forcing anything on Deepak.

"Deepak, son Take Anne as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." Lucifer tries to reason with Deepak in his dream, Deepak's subconscious replies “Take a girl as wife and never be able to enjoy any other girl, why should I marry? I
never listen to my parents why should I listen to you? What will I get from this marriage?” saying this Deepak's subconscious throws Lucifer out from his dream.

Getting angry at being treated like this and getting more irritated with all this trouble he is facing in finding human parents for God’s Son, Lucifer loses control of himself, selects a man in random, A man named Marco, Lucifer forcibly enters Marcos heart and mind, takes control of Maro’s subconscious and cleans out all bad thoughts from Marco, Cleans Marco’s heart and puts the thought in Marco to take Anne as his wife.

Just as when Lucifer is finishing his work in Marco's mind Lucifer gets call from GOD on his blackberry. GOD shouts at Lucifer for breaking the Law of Free Will and orders Lucifer to present himself before GOD.

Year 2010 (In the heaven above)

GOD: Lucifer, You have made me sad, why did you break the Law? You know I love humans every much, the free will I have given them is my special gift to them.
Lucifer: Sorry Lord! I lost my cool, But there are none on earth left to receive your son. The free will has corrupted them Greed, Jealously, Lust and other sins rule their hearts. You won’t be able to save them now.
God: Lucifer, I promised man that he will be saved and I will save them. But we will do it the right way, the gift of free will won’t be taken from them. I banish you Lucifer for breaking the law, from now on you will be called the Fallen.
Son: Father is right Lucifer, We can't take away free Will from humans. But also Father! Its not Lucifer's fault, Lucifer has tried to do the job to his best ability. Can I suggest something father, I will visit earth 2000 years ago, when the heart of humans were not so corrupted. If I go now Father only a few or none will be saved.
God: Hmmm!! What you say is right Son!. About 2000 years ago, the seeds of sins were just beginning to grow, If you went then, you will still have suffered a lot but humans would still have a chance to be saved
Son: So be it Father, by your word I will go to earth 2000 years ago. Father: Yes Son! Go to earth 2000 years ago and save Man-kind, this time Gabriel will prepare the way for you

Thus Jesus was born 2000 years before and not now, He gave us the message 2000 years agobefore we got so involved and corrupted by sin. Lucifer blamed his fall from grace on man-kind and still tries to block man-kind from being saved.