Existence of God

Monday 22nd September 2014 17:23 EDT

He is right to feel that way. Why would God allow wars, strife, disasters and suffering to take place? Man has suffered in the name of religion for centuries in the past and is suffering now. We have a glittering example of ISIS at the present time where suffering is being caused in the name of religion.

Jainism and some other religions emanating from India do not believe in the existence of God. Jainism, which is an ancient religion from India, teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live a life of harmlessness and renunciation. It believes in a universe without beginning, without end and without creator. The objective of Jainism is to make every effort for Moksha or Liberation from unending cycles of birth, death and re-birth and become a 'Jina'.

The author of Pygmalion (on which the very popular film “My Fair Lady” was based), George Bernard Shaw, was so impressed with this belief that he had said he would want to be re-born in a Jain family.

Dinesh Sheth

Newbury Park, Ilford

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