Islam Admin on 01 Jan 2007 08:56 pm
The title of the articles says a lot:
The first paragraph says even more:
Over a thousand Turks spent the first day of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha in emergency wards on Sunday after stabbing themselves or suffering other injuries while sacrificing startled animals.
Why are they sacrificing animals? They are performing “a ritual commemorating the biblical account of God’s provision of a ram for Abraham to sacrifice as he was about to slay his son.” The story of Abraham and his son is told in the Bible’s book of Genesis, chapter 22:
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”
Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
Do fables get any more ridiculous than this? Here the “perfect, all-knowing, all-loving creator of the universe” takes time out to tell a man to murder and then incinerate his only son. And then, this perfect, all-knowing being changes his mind. How many contradictions can we stack on top of each other in one small fable? Certainly this tale, which contains only 24 sentences, is shooting for the world record.
Yet here we are, 3,000 years later, and millions of Muslims are still sacrificing animals to this being and stabbing themselves in the process. What word do we use to describe this mentality?
If this “god” were to actually exist, what kind of psychotic monster must he be? Why in the world would any intelligent person on this planet “worship” such a repulsive, horrific being?
Oh yes… it’s because this “all-loving” being says that he will burn you in an unquenchable lake of fire for all eternity if you do not worship him. Praise the Lord!
If you are a Muslim or a Christian and you find yourself “worshipping” this horrific, mythological being, consider awakening your brain to the real world by visiting Whywontgodhealamputees.com.