don't negate God, but want proof tangible", argues the
scientist, if theism turns up in conversation by accident.
"God! damn that colourless, shapeless, odourless biped. Seeing
is believing. Nothing exists that cannot be felt by sensory
organs" roaring thus the Nasthika, tries to pull the temple
towers down. To his own level! "How can an invisible creature
assume such forms numberless, wield powers peerless, and live
timeless. Rubbish! Nothing but fraud!!!" thumping on the table
the rationalist dismisses the theist from his sight. "How
absurd it is to spend lakes of rupees on Kalyanothsavam of damnable
black granite icons.
is nothing short of idiocy" shouting so, the iconoclast
advances with a hammer to smash them. These subtle denials, or loud
protests, besides belittling the theists culminate in crashing down
of the age-old sacred shrines and sucking out the lives of
idolaters. They did score victory by word of mouth, or show of fist
in some places for sometime. Alas! they never dared disproving the
disastrous effects of the sub- human evil powers, affecting several
thousands, either by possessing persons, or haunting the houses they
the exorcists making a roaring business, in certain parts? Why then
the witchcraft practiced? Has not sorcery enjoyed its day! Hasn't
the prevalence of Satanic forces proved and warded off with potent
chants, pregnant with divinity and suffused with heavenly power?
Weren't the wicked influences of evil spirits neutralized by the