Monday, September 24, 2012

It Is Not About Freedom Of Expression, It Is Not About Insulting God, It Is About Whether We Are Wise Or Not

As the protests against the film that had allegedly insulted Islam and The Prophet spread and continue in various parts of the world, isn't it time that we stopped and thought a little?

Can we honestly believe that an ALMIGHTY being who is supposed to be ALL-KNOWING (omniscient, if you like), EVER-LOVING, EVER-COMPASSIONATE and EVER-FORGIVING, would so easily be insulted by what someone says about him and go on a rampage damaging property and killing innocent people?

If such an omniscient being wanted to, wouldn't you think that he would have known who the culprit was and sought out the latter to punish him?

If we thought not, then what makes us think that it is not presumptuous of us to go on a rampage damaging property and killing innocent people in god's name to defend god's honour?

Or is the injunction to do so written in the book? If so, isn't it scary?

Or is it we PUNY men who are easily insulted and exploited and take it upon ourselves to defend an ALMIGHTY being? Wouldn't that be an insult instead to god, who being ALMIGHTY or omnipotent,  can very well fight his own battles much, much better than us PUNY men?

Protest as much as you like, but don't damage property or, worse still, kill innocent people and think that you are doing god a service.

If we go on a self-righteous rampage every time someone says something we deem insulting to our religion or our god, there is not going to be an end to it.

It is not a question of freedom of expression, it is not a question of insulting god, it is a question of whether we are wise or not.

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