Should I be an atheist? Does God condemn the atheist? What is the wrath of God?
In order to answer these questions, let us fathom or try to fathom the real nature of whom we call God or Omnipotence or Universe.
In short, I may be loving. The Universe is not. It is Love itself. A huge difference.
Being loving is a trait in my personality. If I am not feeling good, I may be angry, depressed. I may not feel love.
Yet the Universe is not like that. It is Love itself. It is that omnipotent consciousness. That flow of energy called Love.
Therefore, it can’t be angry or in wrath. Because that would mean absence of love.
If I shout , “I deny your existence.” to the Sun or the electricity. Will the Sun get angry with me and stop shining for me? or will the electricity stop charging my laptop? Will it secretly give me electric shocks?
In the same way the Omniscient Universe is beyond these human feelings. It is not a schoolmaster who is forever judging; forever ready to punish. To take credit for all good and to punish us for every fault. If this is my perception of God, then I’d better be an atheist. Because such a ‘God’ does not exist.
When the scriptures speak of ‘destruction of evil’ they do not mean the killing of those we don’t like. Clearly it is an allegory. Referring to the dark thoughts within us. To destroy that ‘evil’ with divine illumination.
The God that I know is ever loving. Forgiving. Ever healing. The best friend.
If you insist on the God of the rituals, the guy whose always a punisher, angry person, forever judging. Then I would be an atheist.
But if there is someone who truly doesn’t judge. Just loves, heals. Who exists as my heart and soul. Then I’m a believer.
Depends on the kind of God!