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Do we really need to pray God?

(Note: This opinion essay is not targeted for General Paper format although you can still benefit from it on reasoning and argumentation.)
Before discussing upon whether we need to pray God or not, we need to be sure whether God exists or not. If God doesn't exist, then there's no question whether we should pray Him or not. But until now, we have no evidence to determine with certainty the existence or the non-existence of God. In this state of uncertainty and ignorance, I have assumed that the God exists and thus argued accordingly.

If God really blesses those who pray Him and gives them clean chit just because they are His loyal followers, then people with evil mind can take advantage of this opportunity. They can commit crime, but afterwards pray to God and then get a clean chit. They can repeat this process until their greed and evil desires are fulfilled (if ever)! Forgiving intentionally evil ones automatically translates to doing injustice to the innocents. It will be injustice to the people who are unaware that they should pray to God to defend themselves, in which case the God will be guilty of injustice. And it needs a mere common sense to conclude that unjust God doesn't deserve a prayer!

Or if God doesn't give clean chit to those who commit sins and does justice fairly to everyone based upon their deeds (activities and actions), then what is the need of praying Him? Work fairly and you'll receive the rewards you deserve irrespective of whether you pray Him or not, and how much you pray Him. Conclusion: No need to pray Him to get His favor!

If God takes account of how much we pray Him and based upon that sends us to heaven or hell, then there must be some minimum criteria to step in heaven. Let's suppose that God grades our prayer on a 100 point basis. The highest scorer, who has done only religious activities, achieves 100. The worst performer who has committed only sins scores 0. And the person who has balanced these two achieves somewhere around 50.

Now, those who score below 50 will go to hell as they will have committed more sins than religious deeds and those who score above 50 will go to heaven since they have done more religious deeds than sin. So, if you want to go to heaven the minimum score you need is 51. The person who scores 51 and the person who scores 99 will both go to the same place, Heaven. Conclusion: No need to pray to God too much and overwork yourself. Well, if there is also another tier/basis of classification within Heaven say, first class, second class, or third class position/rank/level, then you might still have to work hard to achieve higher post. However, such a complex structure is difficult to maintain for people, don't know how it must be to God!

The principle that God will be happy if we pray Him must have come from humans. Generally, people have a tendency to become happy when someone flatters them which they must have ascribed to God without any further thought. Hence they pray to God as well as force others to do the same. However, if God is similar to us in behavior and nature, who can be appealed to flattery easily, then it might undermine his ability to be fair and just. If He portrays exactly similar behavior to us then He probably might not be the God and He probably might be no greater than us. In that condition again, we do not need to pray Him.

If He is greater to us, He will know whether we make mistakes intentionally or innocently. He will then punish us if we intentionally do something bad and forgives us if we did it innocently. There is no need to tell it verbally and explicitly to Him that we made a mistake and we want Him to forgive us. Believe me people, He will know it by Himself. Telling Him explicitly, as opposed to what you might think, shows your lack of faith in Him that He has the ability to know it all by Himself.

In conclusion, if God exists He is probably fair and not biased like us because otherwise He would be no different and no powerful than us. He possibly doesn't appreciate excessive flattery like we do. He potentially distinguishes between intentional and innocent acts. He quite knows whether to forgive or not. Thus, there's no need to constantly tell Him what to do and what not to do(read pray). People, He is God and He knows it!


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