Someone is there with me always

By | April 1, 2017

The child was sleeping so peacefully with her hands resting on a pokemon teddy while her grandma had that holy book in her hand.

Can you see some irony there? Both are having their comfort objects in their hands.

Is God the teddy for grown-ups, a source of comfort or a security object?

Both are offering a kind of protective embrace, a reconstruction of faith.  For the kid it’s the teddy while it’s a version of God for adults, making them escape from some unknown fear.

Kids escape from the fear of darkness with a teddy. He assures himself “someone is there with me always”, like God for grown-ups.

34 thoughts on “Someone is there with me always

  1. gserpent

    Religion is a teddy bear for adults. We are an infant race. Homo Sapien has only been around for about 50,000 years. In the scheme of the universe that is very young. But the cataclysm from the war of the gods is the reason why religion works so well. Great post!

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    1. Akhila Post author

      Maybe we will realize it when the age of homosapience becomes accountable

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  2. Akhila Post author

    Yes.. but even then can you believe that god is a teddy kind of thing for you..

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    1. Fairy Kumar

      Obviously not. But yes we can feel the support of God by imagining in our Teddy and we do that infact, when we worship the statues, we do the same. It all about our faith and God exists in every bit!!

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  3. Jeni G.J

    This is an interesting post akhila as always. But when people believe in intuitions and superstitions, why not in God?After all, you get peace,faith,hope and much more. Only thing is one cannot prove it, much like how teddy is non living thing. But do I really have to prove it?

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    1. Akhila Post author

      It’s all about faith. You are right jeni, you don’t have to prove it. If it gives some sort of comfort, that’s what matters.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      Yes..that’s it..it’s selfish driven, if thinking like that ..isn’t it

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  4. Moushmi Radhanpara

    Slightly ashamed though, I still have a teddy in my room. It is just there as a showpiece but I just don’t seem willing to give it away!

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