Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Odd God

So apparently God has been writing his name (Allah in this case) on pieces of cooked beef. As the BBC reports a guy in Nigeria was about to nosh on a piece of meat, when he "suddenly noticed the words in the gristle".

"When the writings were discovered there were some Islamic scholars who come and eat here and they all commented that it was a sign to show that Islam is the only true religion for mankind," the Beeb quotes the restaurant owner as having said.

According to the same source, there's previously been divine grafitti in a tomato and on a fish. In all cases this is pretty optimistic blotchology.

Let me get this right. You're supposed to be the boss of the universe. You could -- were you so minded -- write your name in the stars in the sky, or with a mountain range or something. Or just show up with suitable clamour and fanfare to remind folks "oi!, I'm in charge". Or deal out a suitable and unmistakable vanquishing to some crowd following the wrong God or a non-God. Instead, you sneak about putting a few odd blotches onto a fish, in a tomato and on some gristle. I'm sorry, but this sounds more like the behavior of a stalker (contriving 'accidental' and deniable encounters) than a supreme being.

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