God Stories

Stories of, on or about God, Lord, Allah, Alla, Khuda, Malik, Maula, Bhagwan, Ishwar, Isvar, Prabhu, Rabb, Rab, Rub, faith, belief, religious beliefs, religion

  • Spider web"Abraham bought the lucky ticket at the Mecca Shop. And people have been buying tickets from it ever since. In growing numbers."

    "The same goes for any other holy place. The Vaticans, Varanasis and the like. In fact, bathing in the Ganges now is more likely to give you water borne diseases than to help you attain God."

  • Lift-off..."You know what?" he said to the barber. "Barbers don't exist."

    "How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. I just worked on you. Have you forgotten so quickly?"

  • Massive Lightning Storm Striking Longs Peak Foothills 4C“I won’t forget to smile”, he said, nuzzling her lovingly “as I face my fears. But do you know how to protect yourself against lightning strikes?”

    His face was serious again. She didn’t know what she would do when the crash came, but it didn’t matter.

  • Mother and daughter chat in front of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Glimpses of greatness can be seen all around us, not just in ancient avatars and famous leaders.

    Necessity and opportunity creates heroes out of ordinary beings.

  • Thousand Lights Mosque..."God has never forsaken me", he answered, "He provides for the insects, for birds, for animals, for trees. He has always provided for me. And, he will continue to provide."

    "God helps those who help themselves", she whispered, "Trust in God, but keep your powder dry."

  • burnAs he floated in and out of consciousness, talking to his God as he had done on countless other occasions in his life, long-forgotten words from Dan Schutte’s famous Christian hymn came to the fore again, inside his being.

  • Seth child praying"Bribing God?" Rosh had overheard her, "He laughs at prayers like that!"

    "What's wrong with me showing some gratitude if He hears and answers my prayers?" Isha flared.

  • Falling'Amazing!’ he thought, ‘How God appears to those who are deserving. And miraculous, how they are able to get back through to Him.’

    ‘Yet these communication channels remain open to us all. As Intuition and Prayer. Intuition, when God phones us up. And prayer, when we are telephoning God.’

  • Life of Pi"I have left so much behind", Pi said, "In the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go."

    "But what hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye."

  • 135/365²: Life of Pi"It is easy to criticize cannibalism in retrospect."

    "With filled tummies, and from the safety of a detached moral, social or religious high ground."

    "I am however, not convinced that any rational being would not have taken the route he took."

  • maxfield-parrish-museThe caretaker was a bit surprised at the strange request and said, "I'm sorry, I've never heard of anyone in heaven wanting to get married.”

    “I'm afraid you'll have to talk to the Lord God Almighty about that. I can get you an appointment next week."

  • Not funny Eagle'I am afraid to take this leap of faith. You say that the eagle alone can look into the sun. And the sun rejuvenates its eyes. But I am weak and fearful."

    "If I am no eagle, the sun will scorch mine. And smite them down for my arrogance."

  • Kierkegaard“What interested me in Kierkegaard," said Rosh, "was the realization that here was a man 200 years before me, thinking about how belief inherited through custom, tradition or lineage reduced the wonder of faith to a civil duty.”

    “Like in post-Upanishadic India, up until recent times, religion here was being practiced by the population out of habit and fear, rather than due to any individual choices made by people about their own lives and destiny.”

  • God rays in Israel'What do I care about most?' he thought.

    And it came to him suddenly, 'I don't want to lose my father.'

  • Hajj 2010 / 1431H"No," said Kabir, "but please give my regards to the Allah of Mecca."

    The friend was puzzled.

    "Is there a different Allah in Mecca?" he asked.

  • Free Bamboo Stock BackgroundsEtc Wallpaper -  Asparagus Fern Green"Year after year, the fern flourished, and the bamboo just lay hidden beneath the soil, wanting simply to be forgotten. But I did not forget it, and I would not quit on it.”

    "Then one fine morning, a tiny bamboo sprout peeked shyly out of the earth. Compared to the fern, it was so small and insignificant, so unsure of itself.”

  • The old Man and the Sea"Within the current legislature, the UK Court could not justify the right to kill under an individual's private affairs despite voluntary consent, as this would cheapen the right-to-life for others."

    "The protection of all its citizens by State was deemed to be of greater importance than the respect for an individual's autonomy."

  • Chanting Ved"What we do in life, what choices we make in life comes from our perception of who we are."

    "But that still doesn't make it clearer for me how I am that?" asked Josh. "How can I be the same as you, or one with Nature or God?"

  • mantra1

    Who am I? Where have I come from and where am I going?

    They are questions, which have their common source in the quest for meaning, which has always compelled the human heart. In fact, the answer given to these questions decides the direction which people seek to give to their lives.