2018-11-30 03:10:20 UTC
One becomes an atheist when there is no desire to have God in ones
life. Atheists define themselves as people who lack any kind of
belief, but thats obviously false, for atheists believe in all kinds
of stuff, even the most improbable nonsense like abiogenesis or
evolution. In fact, it seems atheists are willing to believe anything,
just as long as it doesnt involve God.
"When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing --
they believe in anything." -- GK Chesterton
Atheists always go on and on about proof and evidence. They seem to
forget that their own belief system - abiogenesis, which is the weird
idea that matter creates life - is completely unfounded, blind belief.
Yet, atheists never demand proof of that.
So atheism, obviously, is not really about proof of this or evidence
of that. In fact, there is nothing an atheist would like less than
proof of God. The default position of an atheist, regarding proof of
God - there is none.
Still, it is a scientific fact that if person maintains an atheistic
mentality, he or she will experience a lot more suffering and
frustration in life than if one connects with Krishna. That is a test
anyone can perform and verify - Krishna consciousness brings greater
happiness in life and atheism brings greater misery and frustration in
life. Its as simple as that.
What people in general don't understand is that life in the material
world is basically one of suffering and frustration. It is so, because
Krishna has arranged it that way. The reason Krishna has designed it
that way, is because if things were perfect in the material world, the
fallen, lost souls would not want to go back to the spiritual world
and enjoy with Krishna.
They would want to stay in the material world and enjoy the body. This
is what most people want, anyway - stay in the material world and
enjoy their senses. Krishna is even so kind that a soul in the body of
a worm in stool, thinks he is enjoying. Even the souls living under
the most hellish conditions think they are enjoying.
Apart from that, there are heavenly planets where the demigods enjoy
bodily gratification to the max. Anyone can go there by being pious,
following the process devised by God. As a demigod one can enjoy a
subtle body for millions of years. The enjoyment in Heaven, compared
to that of earthlings is like diamonds compared to broken glass.
Whats wrong with heavenly enjoyment is that it culminates in
frustration, because it ends.
From the highest planet in the material world down to the lowest, all
are places of misery wherein repeated birth and death take place. But
one who attains to My abode, O son of KuntI, never takes birth again.
So anyone who is serious about becoming free from suffering and obtain
lasting happiness, must surrender to God and His laws. These laws are
explained in the Vedas.
Anyone who disregards the laws of God, anyone who maintains an
atheistic mentality, will suffer repeatedly. That's the proof that
atheism is bad for you. And anyone who chants Krishna's name on a
regular basis will experience great joy and happiness in life. That's
proof that Krishna is good for you. It's as simple as that.
O learned Uddhava, those who fix their consciousness on Me, giving up
all material desires, share with Me a happiness that cannot possibly
be experienced by those engaged in sense gratification. --Srimad