The Raging Bull
Monday, November 27, 2006
I've always had this picture of cows being nice animals, if somewhat stupid, but so far I think 'The Raging Bull' would be a better title.
It kicks off by making a case against unbelievers who say they are believers. It talks about how these people lie when they are with 'the faithful', declaring that they believe as well, but when 'alone with their devils they say to them: "We follow none but you: we were mocking them".
Now it's fair enough that if someone is lying and mocking they should probably expect to get a bit of a whipping, but if they're lying, how do you work out who really is 'the faithful' and who isn't? I'm just curious about this whole thing so I when it comes to the Koran I wouldn't call myself a believer, so what happens to me?
There is some good news though for those who have faith and do good works, it briefly describes a kind of paradise for these people. So is God only compassionate and merciful to those who do good things? If so, is that really merciful? I mean, the only time I need to show mercy is when someone does something stink. If nobody does anything stink there is no reason for mercy. Heck, I did something stink yesterday (I know you would love to hear the details, but I'm not going to give them). In fact - if I were to be honest, I would have to say I do stupid things all the time that I feel bad about afterwards. So is God really merciful if people who do stink stuff are condemned and only those who do good, get it good.....
I've noticed the next bit mentions Adam and Satan.... exciting!