If you really wanna get on God's good side,
how about helping a needy family?
February 6, 2004
I always saw the Iranian.com's "nothing
is sacred" moto and never paid too much attention
to it, well, that is up until a few days ago...
I received an email that was meant
well but instead it made me upset. The email was for
celebration of "Eid Ghorbaan", aka the day in
which a zillion sheep in Saudi Arabia and
elsewhere get whacked by sacrifice-happy
Moslems all around the world. It simply
said "Eid Ghorbaan Mobaarak" but it made my
blood boil because it made me realize there's
nothing "mobaarak" or jolly about this event
and in fact it should be a day of mourning
instead of celebration, mourning for loss of
God's most precious gift, life!
I am well aware that death is a natural part
of the life cycle and that we're all gonna kick
the bucket sooner or later, sheep included, and
that if it wasn't for the Islamic butchering the
sheep would've had to go somehow someday, but what
bothers me is the sheer waste of it all. I would
had not complained if the meat from the butchered
animals were distributed amongst the malnourished
people of africa and elsewhere. It's the fact that
these animals end up getting buried in the Arabian
dessert is what bothers me the most. It's hot there
folks, meat doesn't last sitting around for a while!
Think about it, in our solar system our planet
seems to be the only one supporting life, and even
here if we compared the mass of all living things vs.
the mass of the not-living things it wouldn't take a
rocket scientist to realize that life is greatly
out-weighed by lack of it. Hence it is truly a precious
gift bestowed by the almighty upon living things, from
bacterias to plants to fish to birds to mamals we all
one common goal and strive for one and only thing: to stay alive,
as the BeeGees said it best!
Now the notion of destroying God's gift in the name
of god is absured. It's as rediculous as fucking for
the name of virginity, pardon my French but that's how
stupid it really is. Do you really think the true
creator of such magnificent universe really needs
your measly sheep or chickens to feel powerful and
People, If you really wanna get on God's good side,
how about helping a needy family out, or sponsering
one of the millions of hungry people in the world or
helping a narcotic addict get their act cleaned out
or spending some quality time with the old lonely
people in nursing homes so all these lesser fortunate
people can enjoy that great gift of life bestowed upon
then just a tad more. Let's celebrate life and not
destroy it cuause hey, "mayaazaar moori ke daanekesh
ast ke JAAN DAARAD O JAANE SHIRIN KHOSH AST"!
As a seyed (directly related to mohammad) and a
former moslem (and no I haven't converted to any other sect,
I seek my God direct and without middlemen now a days)
I'm ashamed of any relegion that practices destruction
in such mass scale, and today celebrating the Iranian.com's
motto I say that not even Islam and its core practice of
Hajj are definitely not sacred.
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