god(s) of hinduism?

Within the religion of Hinduism a person can have a ranged view of a god concept where beliefs can vary anywhere between there being no god to one god and then to many gods, 330 million. Among these diverse ideas of god(s) there exists various dimensions to the nature of these supposed divine being(s) which includes monism, pantheism, panentheism, and animism.

When analyzing these beliefs regarding the manifestations of god(s) there is a discernible and apparent contradiction which defies logic as being irreconcilable on these matters. Therefore to accept such divergent views as being cohesive or congenial within Hindu society in thinking that sects “A” and “non A” are equally factual or accurate as expressing god becomes an unlivable and unsustainable ideology based not only on religious ideas but how one may conduct their day to day secular life with a constant need for reality as centered on the law of reason.

Also the god(s) of Hinduism are placed in the mythological backdrop of tribal beliefs versus a historical context and for this reason Hinduism’s god concept cannot be substantiated or confirmed as valid entities in that their existence is based on the storyline of the legends of make believe and superstition.This view is substantiated when comparing Hinduism to the mythology of other ancient religions as with the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Germanic or Slavic civilizations of which hardly no one takes seriously today as being no more than the stuff of religious fables or folklore.

God myths are emotionally powerful in enticing others with a sense of duty as based on mystery combined with awe as connecting people to some ultimate or transcendent reality which is contained within a cultural milieu of tradition. Its effects upon an individual, family, clan and society  at large are authoritatively influential even though they may be proven to be unreliable, fictional, or fallacious over the development of time. Why these beliefs tend to survive or exist today is based on many factors which are so persuasively integrated into every aspect of society that it becomes nearly impossible to dissuade others to believe otherwise as succumbing to a herd mentality of thinking by which their personal identity is so wrapped up or involved in a cultural heritage as becoming an essential matter towards personal security. We find common examples of this in sports teams and political parties as people are more than likely going to be loyally devoted and faithful to their team or party no matter what. This also became blatantly obvious based on the atrocities of Nazism of how whole cultures and societies can be deceived in their worldview. Therefore it is philosophically possible for everyone to be wrong but not every one can be absolutely right.

Again it becomes unthinkable for most people to contemplate that their god concept which they espouse and value may be a fallacy therefore avoiding any conclusion to the contrary especially if it is confirmed by others whom they esteem and respect. Yet my concern for my Hindu friends is to not allow the cultural boundaries,societal norms, and popularity be the measure of all things but rather let it be truth even if it takes you on a different passage in life then what you have followed; and even if it means to traverse this walk alone, let it not discourage you from pursuing it no matter where it may lead or take you. Otherwise you may end up going the wrong direction towards destruction as ensuing the well traveled or trodden path of misguided multitudes.

Matthew 7:13-14

13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Finally I hope that I have not upset you over the frankness or directness of this post. I know that  many uphold these beliefs out of a sense of sacredness and devotion, yet you can be passionate and sincere but sincerely wrong and that is the point  in which I lovingly challenge my Hindu friends.

In closing I don’t want to leave you skeptical about God but rather I would like to offer you an invitation to rest in the “One” who can shoulder your spiritual burdens. God bless!

Jesus said according to Mt 11:28-30

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”



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