And let there be light!
That's what I'm here to search for. Light. Light of knowledge. Light of logic. Light of reason.
I have been watching a lot of Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher etc etc on Youtube lately and their views on religion have quite frankly made me a bit ashamed of myself. Not that I'm a hard religious nut. But I was always of the opinion that proper belief in a religion only made life better. You know, '...turn the other cheek...', 'Karmanyavadhi karaste....' etc. I was of the opinion that my religion, Hinduism, was a benevolent one which wasn't really troubling many others (conveniently erasing Godhra riots) and so for me, religion and science could exist side by side.
But my education induced rational thinking have made sure that I have spotted many disparities between the Hindu scriptures and the scientific facts which are supported by solid evidence. And I'm now getting more and more inclined towards Atheism.
I don't know if being Agnostic is a religious belief as it doesn't really tell you that a person believes in God or not, but merely that his presence can't be proved. I am right now more inclined towards a theory called Deism, which according to my quick research means that there is a God who created everything and then just let it be. I have chosen it coz it's convenient for now.
Hoping to interact with people here and discuss the various possibilities. Found this forum at just the right time. Thank God!