MERCY BY VEDIC GOD, MASSACRE BY BIBLICAL GOD 1] BIBLICAL GOD CREATES CONFLICT, VEDIC GOD PRECEPTS PEACE 1.1 BIBLICAL GOD CREATES CONFLICT (i) Biblical God : ‘I came not for peace, but a sword.’ In the New Testament, Biblical God declares that He came to the earth not for peace, but to wield a sword : “34. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth ; I came not to send peace, but a sword.”- Matthew, 10/34 (ii) Biblical God’s mission : to create rift in family In the New Testament, Biblical God reveals His mission categorically. He says : “For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.” - Matthew, 10/35 1.2 VEDIC GOD PRECEPTS PEACE Vedic God bestows peace and harmony on all the members of family. Vedas are harbinger of love and light, peace and prosperity, sweetness and serenity. The first learning centre of man is family. If there prevail peace and love, respect and reverence, dignity and decency, affection and integrity in each family, the citizens will build a strong nation. That is why God precepts in Atharva Veda lesson of love, harmony, sweetness and unity in each family: Let no brother hate his brother,Let no sister hate her sister, Mayest thou speak and behave With harmony and sweetness, Mayest thou be unanimous With one accord. - Atharva Veda 3/30/3 How fine ideal of family concord is set in following mantra of Atharva Veda May son follow The footsteps of his father, May he have unity of mind With his mother May wife talk to her husband In gentle words, as sweet as honey. - Atharva Veda 313012 Unlike Bible God, who Himself declares in Bible that He has come to create rift in families, Vedic God declares in Atharva Veda that He has bound all men with common bond, so all should sit together, eat together, drink together and pray together. Let your drinking place be common Let the share of your food be common, I bind you together With common bond; Just as all spokes (rods) of a wheel Are united at its hub From all directions, So should you remain united To pray together to glorious God. - Atharva Veda 3/30/6 Vedic religion ordains men to remain united having common minds, common aims and objects, and common goal. March together, speak togetherLet your minds be united, Like sages of yore, being of one mind, Accept your share of fortune. - Rig Veda 10/19/12 Vedic God, unlike Biblical God, urges men to assemble on common platform to think together, plan together and work together with one aim, one object, one purpose, one mind, one intention, one determination, one mode, one goal and one destination. May your counsel be common,May you belong to one fraternity, May your minds move With one accord. May your hearts work in harmony For one goal. May you be inspired By common ideal. May you offer worship With common oblation - Rig Veda 10/191/3 May you resolveWith one accord. May your hearts be in unison May your thoughts be harmonious, So that you may live together With happiness and hilarity. - Rig Veda 10/191/4 2.1 MERCY BY VEDIC GOD Pro. F. Max Muller “The Vedas, I feel convinced, will occupy scholars for centuries to come, and we take and maintain for ever, its position as the most ancient of books in the library of mankind.” - Prof. F. Max Muller Holy Vedas state that Supreme Being is benevolent Father of all. All beings of the universe irrespective of caste, color and creed, enjoy the bliss of His unfathomable mercy and grace. He bestows bliss and showers mercy on sinners even Providence showers mercy On the most heinous sinners even May we be sinless Before Merciful God ! And endeavor to rise high By following the universal laws Of the Eternal Almighty. - Rig Veda 7/87/7 According to Holy Vedas, Creator of the cosmos is benign Father of all creatures. Father never harms his children. He may scold his children but never destroys them. God Almighty, being beneficent Father of all His children, never hurts and harms them. He is ocean of mercy which is showered on all equally and impartially. He pours His benign bliss, bounty and benediction on all beings. It is His grace, greatness, grandeur and glory. Oh Loving LordIt is Thy divine grace and glory Grandeur and truthfulness That Thou bestowest Thy bliss and benediction On Thy devotees. - Rig Veda 1/1/6 2.2 MASSACRE BY BIBLICAL GOD (i) Biblical God massacred all first-born babies At midnight God killed all the first-born babies, both human and animal, in the land of Egypt. “29. And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.” - Exodus , 12/29 Colin Maine “If we examine the Bible-both Old and New Testaments-we find that the Bible god is more of a sadistic monster than a god of love. If he were to appear on earth as a human being, he would most likely be incarcerated in a mental hospital as a dangerous psychopath.” - Colin Maine James Anthony Froude “I will not, I must not believe that the all just, all merciful, all good (Christian) God can be such a Being as I find Him there (in the Bible) described.” - James Anthony Froude (ii) Biblical God killed the Jews by sending “6. And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.” - Numbers, 21/6 What was their offense ? They spoke against the Lord and against Moses. (iii) Biblical God got the Jews swallowed alive by the earth “32. And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them (the Jews) up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Ko’rah, and all their goods.” - Numbers, 16/32 “33. They (the Jews), and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them ; and they perished from among the congregation.” - Numbers, 16/33 What was their offence ? Because they gathered themselves and spoke against Moses and Aaron. (iv) Biblical God burnt alive 250 Jews Biblical God burnt alive 250 Jews in fire because of their only fault that they offered incense. “35. And there came out a fire from the Lord, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men (of Israel) that offered incense.” - Numbers, 16/35 (v) Biblical God threatens to kill children of Jews by wild beasts “22. I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.” - Leviticus, 26/22 (vi) Biblical God killed 70,000 Jews by pestilence “14. So the Lord sent pestilence upon Israel; and them fell of Israel seventy thousand men.” - I Chronicles, 21/14 (vii) Biblical God killed 50,070 men for looking into His box “19. And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark (box) of the Lord, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men ; and the people lamented, because the Lord had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter.” - I Samuel, 6/19 Contd..