There once lived a respected “religion adviser” in a small town.
People simply believed everything he said because they believed all his sentences and judgments came directly from God. They used it, spread it and without any research, accepted it.
There was a special annual ceremony in town where wealthier people cooked big pots of food and distributed to their fellow-citizens for gathering and charity reasons.
People had to stand in lines to fill up their pots with to take home to eat.
The religion adviser’s wife told him that the lineup for food was so long and by the time she gets to the food, it would be finished. She felt that she wouldn’t get any of the charity food this year.
The religion adviser said: “Don’t worry at all, I will fix it.”
He took his pot to the food distributers and said: “Hold the line. Don’t give any more food to people as this food has a religious problem.”
Everyone stopped and was waiting to hear the reason.
The adviser continued: “I am not sure if the meat in the food was cut in God’s name. The sheep told me itself. So it might be questionable and you must not spread it to people. UNLESS.”
Everyone got happy that there is a solution and couldn’t wait to hear more.
“Unless five kilos of the food is given to a religious adviser, a man of God.” He continued.
Everyone shouted: “Thank God that there are rules to make life easier for us.” And they all happily agreed to fill up the adviser’s pot with food first to make it edible for the rest of the crowd.
The religion adviser took his full pot and walked towards home.
One new visitor of the town realized how the Religion adviser abused his place and deceived others without any shame.
He ran to the religion adviser and said: “How could you manipulate people like that, no sheep is able to talk to you to inform you about not being butchered in God’s name.”
The advisor responded: “I needed to have a pot full of free food. It isn’t my fault people like being stupid and believe anything that comes out of my mouth.”