Biasalah, apabila hampir dengan Hari Raya ni, habis satu rumah di kerah Sabrina untuk sesi ‘spring-cleaning’. Walaupun kami akan balik beraya di kampung, rumah kami di KL tetap akan diberi nafas baru sempena menyambut Aidilfitri.
Dalam kesibukan mengemas, saya terjumpa banyak dokumen-dokumen dan nota lama sewaktu saya belajar dahulu. Antaranya adalah manuskrip asal artikel saya yang ditulis pada tahun 1994 yang menyebabkan Warta KPKM (Kesatuan Pelajar Kolej Melayu) diharamkan di Kolej Melayu pada tahun berkenaan.
Artikel di bawah adalah antara artikel Reader’s Digest yang saya simpan sejak saya di tingkatan 4 lagi. Saya banyak membaca berkali-kali artikel ini semasa saya berasa susah-hati atau merasa ‘life is not fair’, untuk memujuk diri.
Harap perkongsian ini memberi manfaat buat anda!
THERE IS NO GOD?
By Jim Bishop
Jim Bishop, popular author of 21 books, including “The Day Kennedy Was Shot”, died in 1987. This column, written in 1960s, was a favorite of his wife, Kelly.
There is no God. All the wonders around us are accidental. No almighty hand made a thousand billion stars. They made themselves. No power keeps them on their steady course. The earth spins itself to keep the oceans from falling off toward the sun. Infants teach themselves to cry when they are hungry or hurt. A small flower invented itself so that we could extract digitalis for sick hearts.
The earth give itself day and night, tilted itself so that we get seasons. Without the magnetic poles man would be unable to navigate the trackless oceans of water and air, but they just grew there.
How about the sugar thermostat in the pancreas? It maintains a level of sugar in the blood sufficient for energy. Without it, all of us would die.
Why does the snow sit on the mountaintops waiting for the sun to melt it at just the right time for the young crops in farms below to drink? A very lovely accident.
The human heart will beat for 70 or 80 years without faltering. How does it get sufficient rest between beats? A kidney will filter poison from the blood, and leave good things alone. How does it know one from the other?
Who gave the human flexibility to form words, and a brain to understand them, but denied it to all other animals?
Who showed a womb how take the love of two persons and keep splitting a tiny ovum until, in time, a baby would have the proper number of fingers, eyes and ears and hair in the right places, and come into the world when it is strong enough to sustain life?
There is no God?
(c)1966 by Jim Bishop, condensed from Miami Herald (July 27,1987), Miami, Florida, United States