Legacy Diaries

Purely a Manufacturing Defect

I am an Atheist, but it is good we have God.

“To you I am an atheist; to God, I am the loyal opposition”, I always used to utter this quote when I debate with a theist. But the title might look paradox and one might conclude on the first look that I sound similar to the opposition in the modern day democracy. But I wish to be an ideal opposition who combats the erroneous practices and rule, but appreciate if there is something worthwhile. Here being an atheist I am not going to wrangle, but be glad about the presence of the so called God in our modern society at least to use it as a weapon to threaten the corrupt. 
When I look back into the history, the words of Kautilya/Chanakya on corruption among government officials still reverberates in my mind. He said, “Just as fish moving under water cannot possibly be found out either as drinking or not drinking water, so government servants employed in the government work cannot be found out (while) taking money (for themselves)”. But it is also believed in those days that if a King or any other government servant fails to execute his duties, the so called God will punish by pushing them to hell. This fear of God insists at least a few to do beneficial for a common man.  So what’s wrong if something good happens in the name of God? I believe this is applicable in modern day too, even if negligible number of officials in power fear the presence of the so called God and do something better to the common man, then I support him being a theist and will make sure that he doesn’t become an atheist, at least to make sure that the loss of fear doesn’t motivate him to become corrupt. 
Does it mean, the atheists are more vulnerable to corruption? Not exactly, as we too believe in God, but our God is not called as Christ, Allah or Siva, but he is called conscience. To me if a person is corrupt and calls himself an atheist is half baked. He neither has control over his mind nor heart, quite contrary to a real atheist. Being an Atheist, I think and decide myself and my decisions are not persuaded by false preaching or thoughts.

To me, “Everything which exists in the world has something good to execute, may be the so called God too exist for the same reason”. The world would have been too good if God really existed appreciating the good and punishing the bad just like my parents. Is this the shallow game of God? If yes, then he really has the role in all the worst things happening around the world, after all according to many he created and he determine what we do.