Life and other things

God on Trial

 

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God on trial is a play to be broadcast today.

 

 It tells the story of
Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz, putting God on
trial the night before some are sent to the gas chambers.

They debate whether God has forsaken them or they are part
of a great divine scheme.

 

It is not a novel idea that man should argue and have a dialogue
with the Almighty. Jews said to plead and talk to him when they pray at the Wailing
Wall.

The Arabic and Persian metaphysical pots have also had
extensive dialogue, one such poem is known as, “ a complain and its reply”.(Shikwa,
jawab-e- shikwa.)

 

I have always believed that no one will tell me to follow a
doctrine blindly. My religion or the lack of it is between me and my maker, and
if I want to I should be abe to argue, debate and plead with Him.

 

But the idea of putting Him on trial is a novel one. I have
been thinking of the complaints I will have, and seek an answer as to what
could be done about them.

Things like why do the poorest people suffer the most
natural disasters? Why human beings have become so divided in the name of
religion, that they kill each other in such large numbers?

 

Why Oh why there are such differences in certain countries
between the rich and the poor and of course why don’t we have a decent summer
any more!

 

Religion has become such a risky word that a lot of people
want to disassociate themselves from it. It is said that the number of atheists
is growing, and people don’t associate themselves with their faith. Any idea
why?

 

So tell me if you were interrogating the Almighty, what wi
you quiz him about?

What eill be your one complaint/ and wil you consider a
trial?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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