Saturday, September 10, 2011

STRANGE GOD


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’.

God realized the blunder he made with his last words, the tables have turned.

Moral is for you to decide…

DISCLAIMER: All characters in this post are fictitious. Resemblance to any Creature/God/Devil living or dead is purely coincidental.

You React:

53 comments:

  1. Strange is the new way of living.... No God to lean on for your happiness, no God to blame, no God to pray to. So if you can be happy as a stranger, go for it. I would...

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  2. I like this moral :)
    thanks Ege

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  3. i am greatful to you for all the wisdom i gain from your blog :)
    yours truly,
    stranger
    who can be found here -->
    http://chintangupta.blogspot.com

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  4. saw the wicked side of 'God' in it...
    However, I really loved strange a lot...
    According to me, the moral is that when you are doing your work properly you will be loved by many and hated by some as well, but you should never let these things hamper you as if you are true and happy.. you'll win for sure :) :)

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  5. Sometimes, when something good happens to us, Even God feels Jealous. If we have a clear conscience, we have nothing to worry about. What i liked about this is, We must first have faith in our own self and our capabilities, before surrendering ourselves to God.

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  6. that is a good one Madhulika....thanks

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  7. yes Ashwini... God is probably there within all of us, the good one and the wicked one :)

    thanks

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  8. Nice post. For me the morals of the story are... 
    1. Be a Karma Yogi 
    2. Seek the God within you.
    3. Morality is more important than spirituality.

    - http://sowjee-crux-of-life.blogspot.com/

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  9. nice ones sowjanya...thanks for adding :)

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  10. Strange is how i believe we all need to be. Independent of our reliance on God, for everything. 
    Loved the post, especially the end.
    The moral according to me is that one doesn't gain faith by 'winning' over someone and 'proving' one's merit. Faith is something that comes from within.

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  11. we need to have faith in ourselves more that anyone/thing else...that's a good point Janhvi...thanks a lot :)

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  12. that made me think so much.....was it the truth? yes or no it ended as the truth, do you know what happened next?

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  13. if it was truth then God has to kill him by thunder strike...but as per the deal he can die of thunderstruck only if he lies...

    and if he lies then God has to kill him by sword...but again as per the deal he can die of sword only if he spoke the truth....

    so, did God go against his word in-front of everyone and become the Devil? Up to you to decide :)

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  14. well this reminds of the riddle

    You stand at a fork in the

    road. Next to each of the two forks, there stands a guard. You know the

    following things: 1. One path leads to Paradise, the other to Death. From

    where you stand, you cannot distinguish between the two paths. Worse, once

    you start down a path, you cannot turn back. 2. One of the two guards always

    tells the truth. The other guard always lies. Unfortunately, it is impossible

    for you to distinguish between the two guards.

    You have permission to ask

    one guard one question to ascertain which path leads to Paradise. Remember

    that you do not know which guard you're asking -- the truth-teller or the

    liar -- and that this single question determines whether you live or die.

    The question is: What one question asked of one guard guarantees that you

    are led onto the path to Paradise, regardless of which guard you happen

    to ask?


     

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  15. VenkateswaranRamachandranSeptember 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Simple right:

    Mind your words before you let them out ....

    A word let out and water spell on ground, both cannot be taken back....

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  16. do we assume that i prefer Paradise to death? can't i follow my heart and make a sweet mistake?...

    i will ask any of the guard to tell me which way the other guard will point if I asked him to show me the direction of paradise...and then i will take that way to death :p ...lifetime in paradise seems so boring 

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  17. wise words...thanks for the comment :)

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  18. VenkateswaranRamachandranSeptember 11, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    I should thank you to present such a good story to remind me of the moral i posted above a my comment...

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  19. So God was clean bowled in this case. Naice, witty.
    He achieved divinity.

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  20. didn't know u r a poet as well...witty-dignity... :)

    thanks 

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  21. Such a fascinating story. I have to admit, I had to read it twice. Nothing is sinking in today. I tried to write a post and had to stop. My kids kept me busy today. I did get the story fully on the second read! :)

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  22. And tables were turned on God!  By God what a story :D

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  23. Fantastic!
    Moral is very simple, Don't do something if u know it's wrong even if
    God says to do it. Keep faith on urself and don't be afraid to challange
    GOD if it's necessary.
     

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  24. Even God has to bow before intelligence, so what if it is a stranger?

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  25. oh...some days are just like that....reminds us how good the other days are :)

    thanks for your comment Alissa :)

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  26. nice post! God bless!

    just saw that you've a link for top commenters! interesting! should try for the top spot :)

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  27. yea...unless the god is within...thanks Zephyr :)

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  28. Thanks Sujatha...
    oh plz try...:)

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  29.  Nice post with a beautiful moral :) Loved it.. And That Back to Top arrow is pretty cool :) 

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  30. Thanks Sunil....found it in google :)

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  31. Great...As I missed it for being lazy, I have to compensate. Sharing it on my wall...

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  32. then i would say keep missing and compensating :)

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  33. Loved reading the story... We should not accept things blindly, use our intelligence and think twice before speaking! Very well presented!

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  34. lol loved reading this one- must say- watch and talk:-)

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  35. HI..really like the story. We do not need to pray to god to stay happy and blessed. At least not in the literal sense...Happiness comes from within...

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  36. yes...it does come from within...:)

    thanks

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  37. Fantastic moral, a good story :) 


    BTW the I liked the new look here, especially the birds- they seem to be doing some "KHOJ" work!  

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  38. thanks a lot Vijay....

    glad you liked the new look :D

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  39. checkmate...very interesting...great piece of work!

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  40. thanks Rohit...Welcome to Khoj, and thanks for following :D

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  41. Namrata MahalingamOctober 12, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Here's a blog award for you :)http://namratam.blogspot.com/p/awards.html

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  42. thanks a lot for the award...i am honored...
    sorry i won't be able to continue the chain due to lack of time :)
    thanks again

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