Recently my cousin shared a photograph with me where a little impressionable girl was wearing a T shirt which proclaimed “Forget Princess I want to be an Astrophysicist” After looking at the photograph I replied back to him saying
The myth of a damsel in distress finding the Prince Charming riding a white horse has been glorified by the Greek mythological folklore and also thanks to the Cinderella fairy tales popularized by Disney movies adding to the imagination of young girls creating an alternate reality and poor guys are victims of such perpetual myth. I also question why the little girl was interested in becoming an Astrophysicist? Does the girl understand what Astrophysics mean ? I added the little girl has to pass my test to gauge here interest in Astrophysics. My questions would be
What is SuperNova ?
What is Andromeda ?
If the little girl would answer these questions correctly she would pass my test because her interest to pursue Astrophysics is driven by some inherent curiosity. But I added the girl is just a kid she will realize that the ideal career is one which can balance both the monetary and interest quotient and said that the girl had a long way to go before making her public proclamation a reality.
My cousin replied back to me that I made a brilliant point. He added the picture was taken with a T-Shirt merchandise sold in a discovery science museum as an atypical slogan to break all the too conventional princess themes.
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Does God Exist? That’s a question everyone thinks some point or the other in their life time. Some people are deeply guided by Faith not even to question the Existence of God and take it for Granted the Existence of God who is watching us all from a distance unmindful of the daily happenings in our lives. Most of us are only temporarily haunted by the question and don’t hesitate to change our positions depending on our life’s circumstances. As they say Bad Things happen to Good People and Good Things happen to Bad People, but when Bad Things happen to Good People the role of God in their lives gets a closer inspection. People resort to the oft repeated Expression “ Why Me?” This question has been explored in many religious contexts and explained in the story of Job in the Old Testament in the Book of Job.
It begins with an introduction to Job’s character—he is described as a blessed man who lives righteously in the Land of Uz. The Lord’s praise of Job prompts an angel with the title of ‘satan’ (“accuser”) to suggest that Job served God simply because God protected him. God removes Job’s protection, ordering the angel to take his wealth, his children, and his physical health (but not his life). Despite his difficult circumstances, he does not curse God, but rather curses the day of his birth. And although he anguishes over his plight, he stops short of accusing God of injustice. Job’s miserable earthly condition is simply God’s Will.
In the following, Job debates three friends concerning Job’s condition. They argue whether it was justified, and they debate solutions to his problems. Job ultimately condemns all their counsel, beliefs, and critiques of him as false. God then appears to Job and his friends out of a whirlwind, not answering Job’s central questions. Job, by staying silent before God, stresses the point that he understands that his affliction is God’s Will even though he despairs at not knowing why. Job appears faithful without direct knowledge of God and without demands for special attention from God, even for a cause that all others would declare to be just.
The basic tenet of the story is just surrendering to Gods Will and not even questioning the existence of God. However not everyone in the world is directed by deep faith they want to have conviction in the argument for the Existence of God, and sure the Philosophers who are more guided by reason had come up with three Arguments which continue to be just that, Arguments for the Existence of God. The three Arguments over the centuries have remained the central tenets of Theology for the Existence of God. The Big Three argument are the “Ontological Argument”, “Cosmological Argument” and the “ Teleological Argument”
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