103. The Second Lesson (with Shal)
What did Satan do
But to only expose
The truth of man’s
When you think about it, Adam and Eve was created with a certain level of weakness. In the contented existence of Paradise, it didn't show. It needed the Devil to come around with his bag of tricks, whispers, innuendos and fear-mongering to reveal our poor ancestor's folly under the tree of the forbidden fruit.
"Hey... I just showed the first couple for what they truly are... oh so weak and susceptible to persuasion!" the Devil might say.
When I watch the western mainstream media, I see how it all fits together. And the Devil didn't have a 24 hours 7 days a week 365 days a year television channel drumming his malicious agenda non-stop into Adam and Eve. The west is still mighty, with its fingers on the nuclear button, but the Devil is satisfied already, for he has helped create the division between left and right, liberal and conservative, progressive and traditional, believers and atheists, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons. Christians huddle together defensively in their suburban churches, while the progressives and Libs control popular media and entertainment, with stand-up comics poking fun at Christ and the Bible, scorning the very idea of the existence of God.
But hey, the Devil is only revealing the truth of our existence... our unruly passions, our lack of patience and empathy, our quick response to judgment, our overbearing pride and hubris. It is not as if he is creating something that is not already existing in our bodies. The ingredients was already in man's pantry, the Devil just decided to cook up something really nasty for humanity.
Yes, it is true. We are weak, for that is how God made us to be. For only the weak would recognise the strong. Only the imperfect would recognise perfection. Only those who have been misguided would seek guidance, and only the exiled would yearn for home. And Adam never conspired against the Devil, it was the Devil who first cast the stone.
So reject the way of the Devil... cast not any stone of judgment, sunshine. Hide the weaknesses of others, for verily I am certain that God will hide yours too. For He is All-Knowing and All-Loving.
|The Angel: There he goes again, the Devil... And true to form, the children|
of Adam and Eve are ever susceptible to his whispers...
wa min Allah at-taufiq
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way