Once upon a time there lived a group of Creatures in a village called Parish. It was long ago, when God ruled the earth. Eat, Pray and Love was the rule of life and God’s authority was never challenged. Every Creature lived by the rules; pain and grief were accepted as gifts from God.
In Parish was born a Creature called Strange. With his hard work, innovation and intelligence he won the heart of all Creatures. His success came without praying. For the first time God felt challenged. How can a person be happy without praying to him? Strange must be stopped, else all Creatures will stop praying to God. It will give Devil the chance to return. This land once belonged to the Devil, but people were not happy with Devil’s rule. That’s when God came and defeated Devil with the help of Devil’s own people. But punishing Strange, one loved by all, might upset the Creatures.
So, God had an idea. Instead of punishment he decided to give him a boon. That would restore his supremacy of being the all powerful, but kind and loving, ruler. God appeared in front of all Creatures and asked Strange, ‘I am happy with your hard work. Tell me what you want and you will have it’. Strange thought for a while before replying, ‘Rotate the earth twice a day!’
God knew it was not possible even for him because every rotation is in itself a day. But instead he replied ‘I can do it, but rotating earth so fast will harm all Creatures living on earth’. Some Creatures realized what Strange was trying to do, but others were angry and wanted God to punish Strange for desiring such a dangerous wish.
God knew that he was winning, but to show his heart for forgiveness, he asked Strange to wish for something else for the sake of all Creatures. Strange agreed and asked God to create a stone that God cannot destroy. God was known as the supreme creator and destroyer. A simple wish has now challenged that faith. Such a stone was impossible. An angry God told all the Creatures that if he grants such wish, Strange will use the stone against all other Creatures and enslave them. God declared that he came down to Parish to reveal Strange’s true identity and save all Creatures from him. "Strange was a mole of the Devil and must be punished" said God. Most of the Creatures believed God and asked God to kill him.
With Strange now completely in his grip, God asked him, ‘Speak, if it is the truth then I will kill you by sword. If it is a lie, I will kill you by thunder strike’. Giving an impostor an option of choosing how he will die was like an icing on God’s kindness.
To that innocent, but intelligent, Strange replied, ‘I will die of thunder strike’.
Moral is for you to decide…