Monday, June 12, 2006

Is God a Super Rabbit Horn?

Blind Faithfulness or True Faithlessness?

A man shouting that God would keep him safe was mauled to death by a lioness in Kiev zoo after he crept into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said on Monday. “The man shouted ‘God will save me, if he exists’, lowered himself by a rope into the enclosure, took his shoes off and went up to the lions,” the official said. “A lioness went straight for him, knocked him down and severed his carotid artery.” - Reuters (05/06/06)

Some relevant afterthoughts:

1. Was it tragic for the man or enlightening for him?
2. Was he seriously deluded or seriously testing God rationally?
3. Was that a leap of faith or a leap of faithlessness?

4. How dare he dare God! Or rather, how dare he dare a lion?
5. Did he fail to invoke God, or did he managed to provoke God?
6. Did he experience the wrath of God or the wrath of a mere lion?
7. Was he shocked being killed by a lion, or shocked that God did (not) intervene?

8. Will the faithful see him faithless, while the faithless see faith useless?

9. Was the test convincing enough for him (and you) about God's (non-)existence?
10. Does the test truly prove anything or nothing?

Are we the ultimate lord and “God” of the intentions and consequences of our own wise and foolish thoughts, words and deeds? Is our wisdom not the ultimate yardstick as to whether God exists or not? (Note that our inborn wisdom is created by God, if there is a God who created us.) Who can tell us whether there is a God? God? What is God (if there is one) telling the world through the incident? Why is God (if there is one) not speaking clearly enough for all of us to understand about God? Important existential questions indeed. Like the lioness with no comments after the incident, there is only silence... on the big question - "Is God like a super 'Rabbit Horn'?" Is there really such a thing or being? We are left to our own devices to answer these questions.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting Related Thought-provoking Links :

1. Why Won't God Heal Amputees
2. God Is Imaginary
3. Why God Cannot Exist

4:55 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether god is a super rabbit horn or not, it is trivial to pursue, pursuing this matter is in fact looking for another rabbit horn.

Why bother? Seems endless.

10:55 am  

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