In the realm of religious beliefs, the “sensitive atheist” and the “educated theist” share more similarities with each other in comparison to the “radical theists”, who deal radically against different faith.
The “universal wisdom” of the Vedas that drives the faith of evolved theists has numerous similarities with the “basic common sense” that shapes the beliefs of evolved atheists.
As a result, their perspectives are largely aligned and in sync. But adversely in modern human existence, one of the greatest tragedies is to depend on God for the wrong reasons. Another tragedy is to slander God for the happening of wrong things.
Unfortunately, both these factors serve as the primary motivation behind the beliefs of radical theists.
The evolved atheists & theists believe themself to be the “creator of their own destiny”. Because the universe has abundant resources to be self-sufficient, atheists believe in the principle of “survival of the fittest”. Theists hold a similar belief but with the added notion that the “ability to be fit” comes from God. As a result, they feel grateful for the support and grace flowing from their God.
The Radical theist, on the other hand, believes that only his kind of faith and his God’s hand holding makes him successful. He also believes that those who do not share his line of faith will go to hell.
The evolved atheists believe in the “theory of action and reaction”. They recognize that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, which is a law of nature and independent of anyone’s beliefs.
The evolved theists believe that karma has the “power to change”. They understand that Good Karma gives rise to good results and Bad Karma gives rise to bad result.
This law is universal and ongoing, so unless one engages in the process of spirituality (Sadhana), he will remain entangled in this cycle.
But, the Radical theists believe that God is responsible for our day-to-day suffering and pleasure. They believe that God specifically punishes those who disregard him. Even if they are disciplined, they will still be tormented in life, death, and eternal damnation.
Atheists do not discriminate between individuals of different faiths. An evolved theist also treats individuals from different faiths equally, but additionally, he recognizes God’s equal empowerment by being sensitive to nature’s law. He acknowledges the presence of the divine in everything and everything in the divine.
But, the Radical theists perceive more negativity in their surroundings because people around them do not follow the same path they do. Therefore, their blessings and punishments are conditioned to loyalty over nature’s law.
Evolved atheists eventually undergo spiritual growth and live a more common sense-oriented life. Evolved theists, in addition to leading a common sense-oriented life, further cultivate a profound sense of gratitude towards the universal and supreme presence within their innermost being.
But, the Radical theists either become more extreme and violent towards others or give up all religious beliefs and become radical atheists, condemning everything and everyone.
One core similarity between evolved theists and atheists is their self-sufficiency and self-preservation. Evolved atheists express gratitude towards nature, scientific understanding and moral conduct. Evolved theists simply add deep gratitude towards their worshipable God and teachers and serve humanity. Both of them do not expect their higher powers or God to work for them.
But, the Radical theists wait for miracles, do little for their own personal development and focus more on harming and converting people to their clan.
Therefore, it is the responsibility of “evolved atheists and theists” to eliminate and transform “radical theists” into realistic human beings, uniting them within a larger universal reality.
– Govinda Das