One could be an atheist, not believe in supernatural powers affecting our lives but one certainly cannot deny the presence of an omnipotent force disregarding all the idols that are made to epitomise it. I think an atheist is also the one who does not believe that someone named god makes our lives better. However, this article emphasises to disregard all kinds of such beliefs, of god’s healing powers, his mysterious ways but to consider him just as a being with supernatural powers with no such sense of good and evil to exercise it upon us.
What if we consider a poet? A poet is a person, we know, remains under the state of intoxication, has transcended himself above every earthly functionings thereby creating a world of his own. Paints a picture which resembles reality yet is an exaggeration of it. Basically, a poet deals in paradoxes. So when we look around at something or simply rotate our eyes in every direction, we notice different colours of various types, some soothing while some are disturbing enough. We witness different sites, instancing when we walk out of our house, where on one hand we witness lovers, children and flowers, considered to be the most beautiful sights on the other hand we also come across sight of a dead rat, death, in fact, and many hostile and miserable situations. Basically, we wake up to paradoxes, walk along with them and end our days embracing paradoxes. Imagine a visit to some hill stations where nature is at it’s best. The contrast of the colour green against the white coloured snow clad mountains are not random strokes of brush but seems as though, they have been done with utmost patience and care. However, such descriptions etch out the picture of a painter namely Van Gogh or Picasso which the Almighty might be. The way a poet or a painter conceales the deeper meanings beneath their art is the same method employed by god. Probably that is the reason why the father of the mankind ate the apple and became somewhat like god i.e. inherited some of his qualities.
The basis on which he can be called a poet is that a poet too paints a similar picture in his poems, pictures taken from the real world, some poets romanticise them whereas some present it in a manner it is like Eliot who prefers to present the reality in it’s crude form as it is. And for all the sights that we witness in the walks of life, there is a word and those words have meanings. When we come across the similar sights in literature, we are immediately enabled to relate with it. What I am driving at is that if we look up on god or the omnipotent force as a poet or an artist who keeps creating(birth) and destroying his creations(death) which every artist does if the art created fails to turn out as satisfactory, and not as someone who is supposed to exorcise all our sins and hostilities then it might turn out to be a solution to our tormenting thoughts, the religious upheavals that still continue to take place. The omnipotent force is not to be blamed for the ups and downs we go through but it is our psychological state which make us undergo negativities due to lack of scientific and philosophical understanding.
This the a totally different perspective from which god could be viewed for the betterment in every realm.