“Why do things happen, because gods make them happen!”
One big question this COVID-19 outbreak should raise and help answer is the question of divinity! is there truly a god or gods? Which god is to blame for the pandemic that has struck the entirety of human race cutting across all cultures; believers and non-believers alike! If there are gods then who’s god has shown might and power and anger across all divides? And yet again which god then shall save us? Is it the christian God? Or Islam Allah? Murungu or Were? Shall it be Oden or Mama Ji? Which god will save us from this ticking bomb that is killing us at alarming rates?
Gods or at least the supreme and supernatural beings humans believe in have been characterized as epitome of perfection in knowledge, power and all you can think of. I have been told that these beings or gods have a perfect plan, a divine plan but looking at the story of 2020 I question the perfection of this plan and whichever divine being was responsible did a not so good a job. If the Australian fires and Corona have been part of the plan of a supreme being that loves and cares for its creation then it is fair to say its not impressive.
The relationship between man and god has, as per my understanding, been based on the simple principle of “scratch my back and I will scratch yours!” And by this then one good turn always deserved another. So when sacrifices are made, praise given by the humans then the gods were often in debt of favours to mankind. When bad things happened it was believed that the gods or these supreme beings weren’t happy and something man had done or not done was the cause of punishment or pandemics. This from time immemorial called for atonement and at times human life was the ultimate price.
The situation has worsened to the extent that nations founded on basis of religion have shut down the places of worship and now it has become a crime to congregate in such places to give reverence to the gods! Don’t we have faith in these beings? Are we not believers in the gods that we give out time, resources, praises and worship? Don’t we think that they can dave us anymore than they have done at some points in the histories of our faiths? Aren’t we the ones who call them by names; healer, doctor! Where again are the native healers we often fall back to? Funny now how all religious leaders are now waiting for Corona to be over to start proclaiming healing to the sick! If there was a moment we needed miracles that it was now if not months ago… What good is a god who restores sight to the blind and heals the lame yet can not save against the monster massacring even innocent kids?
One thing then is for certain that we all have turned our faces full of desperation to science and technology. We all just look for a way from our fellow human beings in health care systems and positions of power to help us out in this time. Shall we then say that it was after all true that: humans create gods because we wonder why things happen and when we have no answers we create gods, so things happen because gods make them but these gods are limited just by our own imagination! They live and they die.
Are gods real? If yes, what is their stand in this time?
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