Colegiul National "Moise Nicoara" Arad

ABOUT MAN AND GOD

Daniela Marin-Corciu

10th Grade

What could possibly have an atheist and a religious person in common? You might probably be tempted to say that the two of them are situated at two opposite poles, since the first denies the existence of a divinity and the second affirms the contrary. The atheist will refuse divinity from his life, because he believes in science and evolution, thus considering any other religious man an ignorant in regards to the palpable and real – if I may – side of the meaning of the surrounding world. On the other hand, the Christian who dedicates himself to God, accepting him as a supreme creator, will see the atheist as a sinner.

And still, there is a common core, in spite of the fact that both sides won’t recognise it. Both the religious and the atheist should realise, and therefore admit the connection between them, that the divinity is unimaginable. Because it could never be framed in neither of the existent representations. The two sides, and not only, own this condition of attempting to define the sacred. The reason that in today’s life there still are conflicts between religions and faiths derives from each and everyone’s wish of justifying and explaining divinity. But, what is even tougher to explain is that the divinity cannot be explain and an absolute truth accessible to man does not exist..

The representation of divinity holds a personifying trait which comes from the pathetic human need to understand the inexplicable. The mortal’s method to accept sacristy in his life is based on his or her own principles and hopes. The man chooses his divinity, ergo his religion, to which he wishes to dedicate himself, depending on what makes him feel at ease; depending on what relieves his pain, on what he considers able to give him hope. From this, any definition we accord it will never be able to contain the truthful and full meaning of what really lies beyond us. Divine supremacy will never be able to be included by earthly terms, and I don’t even think it should.

I’d like to simply believe that it exists: there, somewhere out in the far distance, but at the same time in ourselves. I’d like to say that it didn’t appear just because that’s what I thought and explained myself in a given moment of my existence, but that it has always been and will always remain. I see divinity ubiquitous.

This way, diversity in religion can be explained by the differences of culture and civilisation formed over time. Which eventually leads up to be still just a forging of man to an accomplishment of his own purposes. And not even this fact can be condemnable: but then, I ask, why must there be a single and unique religion that is true and pure? Should there be a primordial religion, from which all the others derived? Can’t there be diversity in unity? Why can’t this common core from which everything else is be accepted?

And if we can notice this matter, why can’t there be understanding? I wouldn’t call it ignorance, but the fact that we can afford criticising everything that isn’t in conformity with our own beliefs, because we succeed in finding so many differences, is actually stopping us from noticing the similarities among us.

The invisible bond which manages to unify the rational side of the universe and its spiritual eternity, the sole true miracle we’re witnessing without even realising, is what ends up in giving life to the mortal mankind.

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