Pray(Fear of Death,Servile or just plain old simple Insecurity….??!!!)

Praying, is this quality good or bad?
Even being a skeptic, I have to admit that I do get some relief when I sit and close my eyes and contemplate. I guess this may sound like praying, but in a very non-religious way. I presume, one can be unfaithful, dishonest to others but never to himself, because he cannot hide the truth from himself. Now, once in a while confiding to one’s self, realizing what you did wrong, calmly thinking and negotiating in one’s own mind is definitely a relief. Which is perfectly normal, and I guess inevitable sometimes to a religious person via a prayer. After all we are human beings not super beings, everybody needs some counseling and not everybody can afford a shrink!! Right?!!

Praying religiously is just another manifestation of psychological relief. My kind of prayer is a simple one(I don’t like that word though!!). I would just close my eyes, wish myself  best of luck before an exam or sit and breath  calmly in case of something important, as simple as that. So, in simple terms that’s what a prayer is or should be for an atheist/agnostic/skeptic  or rather anybody. Religious people call it praying, but I would rather call it..errr..Stress Busting, I guess. For me especially, its appalling sometimes, I don’t understand, how praying has turned out in various religions . In Islam for example, one has to pray 5 times daily, no matter what happens. Even if its the Armageddon, one has fall down on his knees and start praying not once but be servile and beg for 5 times. Ironically for skeptic like me, I would rather say all my childhood prayers,festivals,were  fun, loving experiences!!. Probably, luckily,for me, even being in one of the most religious castes, my parents were never orthodox. I was always looking forward to any religious festival, not because I was religious but only because it was fun. I mean there was good food being prepared, loads of friends and cousins coming and going. It was more of a social gathering to me than a religious ceremony. I am not specifying that, this is always the case in Hindu societies, there are many cases where a person is obsessed with prayers or frequent ceremonies, visits to holy shrines. This kind of obsession really surprises me, I cannot contemplate that a person definitely has to go to a holy shrine in order to say his prayers(even though again!!, that’s not a compulsion in Hindu philosophy!!!). Duuuh….helloooo…god is supposed to be omnipresent yo!!(imagine this phrase  in a Jesse Pinkman accent from Breaking Bad…lol.anyway..). God’s supposed to be everywhere!!right?. Why the hell then you would you like to climb 7 mountains and then go and pray. It can be a fun trekking trip though. Well climbing 7 mountains can be a relief to some, I can get that too, But why!!! The thing is, a religious kind of prayer,I guess probably could be a good gesture when considering only with respect to  psychological relief.
But if rationally weighed, every religious person should always ask one question to himself, “What if  I am talking to an Imaginary friend!?”
What I mean is, its really silly for a religious person to pray. Yeah, that’s no typo there, Its  REALLY SILLY for a religious person to pray..Why? You ask!! read on…
One thing every religious person will and should agree on, is that God is an Omnipotent God, Omnipresence, Omniscient and of course Omnibenevolent. No religious person should deny this fact. If you deny this, well god definition is different to you then!, and that would be different discourse on a different day entirely. Anyway, now if god is all knowing, always/everywhere present and having total knowledge, then why ask him for anything in the first place!!, will he not provide!!. Does god not know what good and bad is? Do we have to always remind him, bribe him in a temple in order to get what we want. Now, before I say anything else, dont give me bull crap that one has not been devoted enough..blah blah..I dont want that crap. But why do we want to ask him in first place?. The desires we have good or bad,  devoted or not devoted, are made in our brain, which is made by god himself, right?!, then why put bad thoughts, less devotion  in our brains in the first place!!! Flippin hell!! Can you contemplate that!!!.

Well is god not omniscient?, then why remind him. Is god not omnipresent, then why go places to pray. Is god not omnipotent, then why remind him of his ultimate authority. A different answer/question totally arises from praying, and that  is, Is god really there?!!! Consciously or unconsciously a prayer to a very religious person is a cry for help, a cry asking god to come back to his terms, a cry to remind him of his duties. These thoughts should always ponder in the mind of a religious person when he prays. But they bloody don’t!!!!!???!! again, that’s an entirely different blog topic!!!!
Anyway, so finally, why pray????Only one thing crosses my mind again and again and again! And that is psychological relief only. For a religious person believing in a supernatural being and then begging him/praying to him will definitely bring him some relief. If that’s the only purpose, purpose I mean in achieving psychological relief, I have no hassle against it. But, if one is really obsessed with prayers I think he has real psychological problems or rather personal serious problems which he cannot confide to his friends, family. Hence, has to confide to a non-existent being.
I am a skeptic and will always be, but I am not at all against religious people praying(I’m against religion itself, I pity people praying actually). I have got friends and family who are very religious and we really do  sometimes get into nice and healthy discourses. If I offended anyone so far, I’m sorry…….OIYEE.. one minute…why the hell should I apologize, why did you read so far if you were offended, FLIP OFF. I take back my apology…Go and pray and do whatever rings your bell….Thanks.

Peace.

First total gene transplant..Wow…Playing god!!!Nice :-)

What a wonderful news, I hate to not blog about this and love it when there are such breakthroughs in science.
All credit goes to Carole Lartigue and a group of colleagues/Scientists at the J.Craig Venter Institute who have successfully completed the first bacterial genome transplantation, literally changing one species to another….Wowww!!..Changing the species…wonderful…thats like reverse engineering and hacking Brahma’s, god of Genesis’/Allah’s….well….in general god’s brain…Cool.
Such news sends a small chill or maybe a sigh of distress/disgust, down the spine of all those religious fundamentalists/creationsists, especially when there are significant developments in the fields of Biological sciences. They know far in the corners of their mind that these scientists have once again played with their god’s creation and are pondering why god is not retaliating?!!.
Well..anyway its a fantastic news for me, though I think there would definitely be some ethical debates on this topic.

Please do check these links for more information.

JCVI Scientists Publish First Bacterial Genome Transplantation Changing One Species to Another

First successful gene transplant a success | Tech news blog – CNET News.com:

Alternative!!!!?? Medicine!!!

I always pondered on this particular term, alternative medicine. Well I think medicine is medicine alternative or not, if there are enough tests done, for example the double blind test, which is one of the best proven methods . In pharmaceutical industry, this I think is one of the proved method to finally put a working medicine in the market.

I wonder , why?!!, would somebody come up with the term alternative medicine?! If they really work should they not be called medicine.  Why don’t we get homeopathy in normal medical shops!? Because they all don’t work?, maybe this is a scam industry? This is not me saying, this is the research saying.

Check this website. That is why these people coin and come up with terms like alternative medicine. Acupunture, Heomeopathy, voodoo magic, whatever …..etc..,are still alternative medicines, they are yet to be proved or proved false on scientific/medical grounds.

All I am trying to say is…it is really simple if these products/procedures work, with various research and tests and what ever..it will be included in mainstream medicine that is it. As simple as that.

I remember, when I was a kid one of my uncle… who is a self made homeopath out of some book he purchased at the corner of the street, always used to get these test tube kinda bottles with tiny white balls. Imagine becoming a open heart surgeon or a pharmacist just by reading book out of the corner of the street. You will sued your ass off.

Well anyway on this note, a pic of the day from thefirstpost.co.uk.  Alternative medicine, the term!!!…ugh..a bunch of BS

Wtf!!!?? This is Madness!!!!

Well..well well well…frankly speaking I had a quite a hearty laugh after I read this article. Later, well, I thought what the hell, this is madness. Well first before you read the actual report, let me rant something about this.
Ok..It seems that a cleric from a prestigious Egyptian university called Al-Azhar sat down to think what else can he do to ameliorate the current most peaceful religion!!! So what does he do…listen to this….he issues the most ridiculous Fatwa I ever heard(not that every other fatwa was meaningful or I heard every fatwa ever issued).

Ok, anyway, Firstly, let me give you a little background on a particular Islamic rule. Its quite simple rule actually, which just says that a muslim boy and a muslim girl should not be alone together or have a relationship, ofcourse unless married. The assumption here of course is that an illicit relationship must be occurring if a man and woman are alone whether at work or elsewhere.

Anyway so this cleric who had nothing else to do other than rewriting the words of Prophet Muhammed, issues a fatwa as follows to do some justice to his fellow people:
Ezzat Attiya, head of the Al-Azhar’s Department of Hadith (teachings of the Prophet Muhammad) has decreed that if a man breastfeeds from a woman then a maternal bond is created, thus allowing the two to work together without raising suspicion of an illicit sexual relationship.

What?????!!!!!!maternal bond?????!!!! I swear how the hell can that kind of gesture look normal. Just imagine, at your work place, you are really hungry(just imagine alright), and someone catches you suckling a lactating mammary gland…..I wonder, I really really wonder, what reason/s you can give to justify your hunger/thirst/act. Maybe you can say she is your wife or you can say that she is your mother or you a following the preachings of Ezzat Attiya.
I would bet a million pounds that anybody who catches you in that act, would definitly think you are in a illicit realtionship. Illicit!!!? I would rather say a cheeky, kinky relationship. This fatwa would be like a license to the people in Egypt to break the shambles. Maybe this professor had enough, he wanted an excuse, I guess. This is not a slander on Islam. I know Islam is a religion of peace!!! and I also know that anyone who doesn’t agree, will be killed!!He, he just kidding. Maybe this professor is really smart,kinky, who knows.

Wondering what Prophet Muhammed(may peace be upon him!!!!???) would think of this.

Egypt: Fatwa allows breast-feeding among adults | Jerusalem Post: