"There is no Black and White in this world. There are only shades of grey with different intensity" These are quotes from my Philosophical points of views which I have said numerous times in my poems and my articles. CNN would say the above concept in a politicized form when it is applied to worlds affairs. They would say “Someone’s terrorist is someone else’s freedom fighter". But I left politics long ago and it is a very narrow field and unsatisfying for me. Neither am I qualified to discuss religion here. For one religion has been distorted and abused beyond recognition. It is next to impossible to clean up religious mess now. Even mystics like Rumi with their vast treasure of religious knowledge stayed away from bringing a new path in religion. That would have been one on top of thousands more. “I am depressed from all the noise and the crowd of religious schools : Rumi"
ز قال و قیل مدرسه حال دلم گرفت
But my theology is not independent from my overall philosophy. I cannot think another way even if I wanted to. In a big picture of Universe and God what makes sense to me stays and common sense and different interpretations of faith takes the back seat.
So what is bad and good in your religious views is your business. I am not going to try to change that. My purpose here is explaining perfection and beauty in creation. The God I believe in only creates in perfect harmony, beauty and order. What we see imperfect, ugly, incomplete and out of order is either creation of our imagination or made ugly, bad or broken by us misusing our free well, or our limited knowledge.
There is only one creator and that’s God and creation is perfect. I know you are going to give me a thousand examples to say he creates good and bad, perfect and imperfect, orderly and out of order. That’s why this discussion is so important and worth exploring more.
So let’s see and start from the worst of all creations. Satan was created as an angel. For a very long time he was on the right path, only when he chose to defy God’s order he turned bad. That is if you consider Satan as an independent entity. If you are considering him to be our desire to do the wrong things the way I believe it to be the case and he is part of our will that commands us to leave the right path, meaning the Satan within us, still we were born innocent and innocence is angelic. Or the Satan that is the sum of all that's evil which is also caused by humanity and effects humanity and its environment by the means of his acts. So Satan cannot make volcano erupt or cause earthquakes. He only can make us do evil deeds. The difference is in interpreting the scriptures literally and word by word or you consider it allegorical and metaphors.
Now let’s get close to home. Is rain good or bad? Short answer will be good, right? Billions of people are dependent on rain for food, electricity, weather stabilization, cleanliness, medicine etc. True, sometime rain causes flood and people die. Even flood has a big role in enrichment of farmland but when you get in its path, you cannot blame rain for it. Do you see people’s houses in the same area years after year get flushed by flood? Do you blame Individual choices, society or government? That is debatable, but certainly we can neither blame rain or God for it. And you cannot blame the ocean when you decide to swim in it and get drowned.
There is benefit in every creation. What we think is useless, has some use to it, from volcano to microbe to electron, from Galaxies to asteroids. If Venus which is symbol of beauty and love but in reality is full of deadly gas and scorching heat, hell of our solar system, didn’t exist and didn’t absorb big part of sun’s heat and deadly gas and radiation, life in planet Earth would have been nonexistent. In human society human bring misfortune to human, cause war, destruction and killing, torture and slavery. Free well can either bring us prosperity and fortune, or misfortune and misery.
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