The presence of God

This is the analogy Hungarian writer Útmutató a Léleknek used to explain the existence of God.

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In the womb of one mother were two children. One asked the other:
“Do you believe in life after childbirth?”

The other one answered:
“It’s clear. There must be something after childbirth. Maybe we’re here to prepare for what’s coming later”.

“Nonsense”, said the former.
“There is no life after childbirth. What kind of life would that be?”

The second one said:
“I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we can walk with our legs and eat with our mouths. Maybe we’ll have other senses that we can’t understand now”.

The first replied:
“This is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eat with your mouth!? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord provides us with nutrition and everything we need. The umbilical cord is extremely short. Life after childbirth is out of the question”.

The second one insisted: “Well, I think there’s something and maybe different from what’s here. Maybe people won’t need this body tube anymore”.

The first one argued: “Nonsense, and furthermore, if there really is life after childbirth, then, why did nobody ever come back from there? Childbirth is the end of life and in postpartum there is nothing but darkness, silence and oblivion. He won’t take us anywhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but we’ll definitely find mom and she’ll take care of us.”

The first one answered: “Mom, do you really believe mom? This is ridiculous. If mom is around, then where is she now?”

The second one said:
“She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are in her. We live for her. Without her this world would not exist and could not exist”.

He said the first: “Well, I can’t see her, so it’s logical that she doesn’t exist.”

To which the latter answered: “Sometimes when you are quiet, if you really focus on listening, you can feel her presence and hear her voice from above.”