Wednesday, January 20, 2016

They are Blind, and Proud of it

A group of people appeared moving around with there eye tightly shut, bumping into one another. They look lost. They look like they cannot see where they are heading.
A passerby looked at them in their purposeless chaotic movement with their eyes closed.

The stranger said:

             "Open your eyes. It is better for you to see where you are going".

"But there is not light, so what is the point", replied one of those that look lost.

The stranger replied:

             "It is not dark here. It is day light. The sun is out, and the sky is clear", said the passerby.

"What you say CANNOT  true. Our trust-worthy elders told us it is dark", said another one of the closed-eyed ones.

The well-intentioned stranger said more impatiently:
            "But it is not dark. The truth will be obvious if you just open your eyes for a second.".

"No we won't. Our trusted elder told us that he heard his trusted elder say that he is pretty sure he heard his trusted elder say that it is dark out there. 
 It is a chain of good trusted elders. How can the truth be anything different?", emphatically said the lost ones as they continued their blind chaotic wandering closer and closer to the edge of the cliff.

It did not help the good stranger to remind them that their sacred Book says:

وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمُ اتَّبِعُوا مَا أَنزَلَ اللّهُ قَالُواْ بَلْ نَتَّبِعُ مَا أَلْفَيْنَا عَلَيْهِ آبَاءنَا أَوَلَوْ كَانَ آبَاؤُهُمْ لاَ يَعْقِلُونَ شَيْئاً وَلاَ يَهْتَدُونَ" - البقرة 170 "
"When it is said to them: ‘Follow what God hath revealed:’ They say: ‘Nay! we shall follow the ways of our fathers.’ What! even though their fathers Were void of wisdom and guidance?". Quran 2:170
Reminding them of what their own Book only made them ANGRY and suspicious of the stranger.  
They could not care less what the Book says. 
 All they care about is that " A trusted elder said that he heard another trusted elder say that he heard his trusted elder say: "There is not point opening your eyes. WE, your elders found the way when there was light.  Now, it is dark, so keep your eyes closed and just follow our lead, and you shall be saved."

It is the Blind, leading the blind, and they all are proud of it!
And as another good Book said:
"Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit." (Matthew 15:14).

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