Is there a connection between God and morality? I don't think so, because I have very little belief in the existence of God, but that doesn't make me indisciplined or disrespectful to other people. I do believe that there is some energy which controls what we do, the decisions we make, our luck, destiny, and how we are good or evil. Upbringing indeed shapes a child as a person but there is always some good in the evil and some evil in the good. Personally, I feel that the energy which controls all of this is labelled as “God” by some people. The perfect and all-powerful spirit or being who is worshipped as the one who created and rules the universe is how God is defined by Christians, Jews, and Muslims. A spirit or being who has great power, strength, knowledge, etc., and who can affect nature and the lives of people is how Hindus define God. Science’s definition is a little different; science works with proof and thus doesn't believe in the existence of God; however, it does believe that every molecule of matter is energy, synonymous to ancient scriptures which say that we are all the Divine spirit, the power, the energy. Science is very close to spirituality in realizing that everything in this world has a Divine power people call 'God'. In Hinduism, people depict God in the form of murtis and worship them by offering flowers and sweets. I believe that it doesn't make any difference but to some people, believing that God has a plan helps them regain some sense of control, or at least of acceptance. We are all humans and are allowed to have different opinions and different things to keep us motivated and get through life.
In the end, when death conquers, all of us are destined to become dust and molecules.
Editor: Himanshi Mehta