Offending the Devil


If I was Satan, I’d be offended!

Even the Devil gets disrespected sometimes!

The Greatest Enforcer of Evil in the Universe, created with a “mission” from God (!) and His Evilness is so often Ignored!

The tragic crush of people on Hajj in Saudi Arabia this week is indeed sad.  No one wants to see this kind of thing happen to pilgrims.

So, the blame game is on.

The government is taking heat, but the Top Religious Leader in Arabia has the perfect explanation.  Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin-Abdullah al-Sheikh (uh, hmm) told the government not to worry.  It’s not THEIR fault.

“You are not responsible for what happened,” the grand mufti said.

“As for the things that humans cannot control, you are not blamed for them. Fate and destiny are inevitable.”

But wait a minute!  Millions of pilgrims were on their way to Throw Stones at the Devil.  Billions have tossed rocks at the pillars in Mina for a very long time.  So what about the most Obvious Explanation for Tragedy?

The Devil–Satan Himself–should be pretty pissed off by now!  Wouldn’t YOU, if people travelled across the world every year to throw rocks at You!?

My simple question is this:  Why not simply blame the Devil for the tragedy?  And then, in the same breath, excuse Satan for just protecting himself?

Wouldn’t that be the logical Religious Explanation?

Sometimes, I feel bad for the Bad Guy, don’t you?  He gets such little respect

. . .and just look at that FACE!


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