Who is god? How does he/she look like? Where does he live? What is his/her duty? These were the questions that arose in my mind when I got knowledgeably matured and started to think on my own. The answers given by the people to these questions like God is the one who created this world, he looks like the images and sculptures shown in temples, he lives in heaven and his duties were creation, preservation and destruction and also punishing the evil etc did not convince me. The logic behind these answers were not sufficient for me to believe in god. Moreover, the killings in the name of gods, evils happening in the society in the name of religions make me wonder about his presence. If my mind says there is god, Hitlers (killed Jews), Rajapakshes (killed Tamilians), Abu Bakr-Al-Baghdhadhis (Founder of IS) etc stand in front of me and laugh at me. So, I firmly believe that Honesty, Truth and Love is god. With this perspective, I would like to approach this thread.
In ancient days, kings lived luxuriously while common masses suffered and paid taxes to them. During wars, kings protected themselves safely inside the forts but the common soldiers died in the battlefield protecting the kings. But the exaggerated victories were recorded in the name of kings. Kingship became hereditary. Whether he is capable or not, if he is a son of the king, he will be the crown prince. These kings wanted their names to be inscribed in the book of history. So, they built large temples plundering the wealth from the people. In order to dissolve the discontent among the people, they lied that god came in their dreams and asked them to built a temple for him. People who were brainwashed in the name of religion and god remained silent and believed in all these lies.
So stories like that God came in the dream and asked for a temple were utter lies and lack authenticity. If god asks for temple it means that he desires. How could god desire when desire is the root cause of sufferings? If a person has to lose all his worldly desires to reach god, how could god desire for a temple? Think! Similar to kings, most of the politicians, cheat people and plunder their resources. Kings ruined us in the name of monarchy and politicians are ruining us in the name of democracy. Kings used God as the ultimate way to cheat people. Politicians use government as the ultimate way to cheat people. Long live God and Democracy!