Each answer has a question, but is the converse true? It is. It isn’t perhaps. I am confounded. Some might say it’s a matter of whether you belief in what answers are given to you. Some might simply accept the fact that there are no answers. Others will argue that these questions themselves are objectionable. I don’t know about which side of the debate to support, but what I do know is there are a few questions which I haven’t been able to find convincing answers to.
Science has given us a lot of convincing reasons behind how most worldly occurrences take place. Its arguments are supported with facts and figures and can be considered credible. We now have answers to a variety of questions like what an atom is made of, what the El Nino cycle is all about, how to control nuclear fusion and even what led to the creation of the world? Ever wondered how did all the matter come into being in the first place? If there was no matter in the first place, then where did all the energy to create that matter come from? You know at some point in the unending inquiry, you reach a stage where you say “God made it all, he is the creator of the Universe,” but ever wondered who made God? Isn’t God simply a mirage of human insecurities? I am not atheist and I do believe in the power of the Supreme Being, but then if you look at it logically, it doesn’t fit.
Move on from the point of creation to the point where it all ends - Death. Or wait, does it end after all? Is there salvation in the truest sense of the word? Legend has it that a number of ancient civilizations laid a lot of importance on a person’s life beyond those doors of death. Another few believed in the second-life, that is re-incarnation. Does life after death exist?
The end of a life is one thing; the end of the world is another. Is there a possibility that Universe will end one day? Scientists say there is an anti-thesis to the Big Bang Theory, called the Big Crunch, which claims that the world will end in an exactly opposite way it was created. But if it has to end, why was there all this jazz in the first place creating it?
On a different note, there has been more than one instance of a haunting, unexplained death or disappearance, a great miracle and there is a lot of study going on in this regard, but none has ever been as conclusive to show what the truth is. That doesn’t mean I want to have an encounter with a ghost myself, but I will like to see if science can explain this phenomenon of spirits – good or bad. Is there a meta-physical world? Are the after-life and the supernatural connected?
I have asked these questions to myself, but then think they are of not much consequence to the world. There are question of greater concern to humanity which need to be answered first. What is a greater worry is that some people who are in a position to give answers to significant questions don’t choose to do so. Why are nations still building nuclear arsenals? Why are industries and their machines still polluting the atmosphere in spite of the prophecy of the mega-floods due to global warming? Why are there deaths in the name of God? Why are we so high-handed in our approach towards living in a world of compromises, but a world which is peaceful? Too many questions, some will never find their answers, others will never get their answers. The line of distinction is fine but worth noticing.