Monthly Archives: March 2015

Does God Exist?

For many years people have argued over god. People question his existence and people fight over his role in the world. So I want to explore the idea if god actually exists.

Many say God created man. I say Man created God.

Man invented an idea of god and every religion that believes in god believes that god was actually discovered by man. Judaism believes that abraham discovered god. Christianity and Islam both also believe this yet they expand on the idea and have jesus and allah who have spoken with god.

In other religions such as Buddhism and hinduism there can be many gods. In budaism these were created by buddha yet in hinduism it is not known who created this concept, but the concept of gods exists.

So it is clear to see that god does exist and his existence is dependant on man and mans belief in this concept.

Lets look at another man made concept which I feel is similar to god, this is money. Money exists also only due to man and mans belief in it. In different cultures money can take on different forms, such as cattle, wives, gold and silver. Does money actually exist? Yes, but it only exists because man created it.

There are ancient tribes who do not use money and who do not need money to live, however they can not say that money does not exist because it does, just not in their culture. So too people can’t say god doesn’t exist. He does just not in their life. Would god actually exist if man didn’t create him is the same as asking if money would exist if man didn’t create it.

I feel that money and god are very similar concepts. Both are man made and highly dependent on your belief in them. There is one main difference in that money is needed in modern society to live and survive. It is a man made concept that has overtaken this world and I don’t think it’s for the better. Good thing that the concept of god has not overtaken this world yet, as I do not feel that would be for the best either.

Think of how many fights are due to money. Think of how people are judged based on the amount of money they have. Think of the different standards of living based on money. Lets keep this world as a world where beliefs can be free and independent and not turn the concept of god into money. Lets not let belief in god divide the people on earth as this will cause more harm than good. Every person no matter of their belief in god and their religion, should put that aside and not let this effect their judgement of others. I have many close family and friends who are extremely religious and believe in god and we are still so close because we don’t allow the difference in our beliefs affect our relationship. We are able to see past this, they do their thing and I do my thing and that’s fine. It would be great if others did the same.

Don’t give my baby herpes

It has come to my attention that a disgusting and highly unhygienic practice is currently being used in some ultra orthodox sects. During the circumcision ritual there is an old tradition for a mohel (person performing the circumcision) to suck the blood out of the babies wounded penis. Nothing anyone can say to me can justify this practice.

Firstly putting your mouth on a baby’s genitals is wrong. This is a line which should never be crossed. Ever.

Secondly, an 8 day old baby has virtually no immune system so they can easily become unwell. When a baby catches an illness things can progressively get worse very quickly. When a baby has an open wound and a man puts their mouth on an open wound its an open invitation for infection. There have been cases of babies who have caught herpes from their mohel and have died as a result.

If you want to get your son circumcised please ask the person performing the circumcision if they practice this. Do not use any mohel that does this under any circumstances. Do not risk your babies health. The mohel will not tell you that they do this unless you ask. I was unaware about this as was the mum who told me how horrified she was to discover that this had been done to her sons.

This is a dangerous practice which should be made illegal.