First Published: Oct.04.2018
There once was a land of injustice. People had to obey religious rules even if it didn’t make any sense. They were not able to talk nor complain if they did they would be punished.
They were put in prison, whipped in public and tortured. The land of injustice was full of unhappy people.
A wise man was passing by the Injustice land and saw a young man getting whipped over and over again.
People of the town were forced to gather to watch and learn the lesson of how disobeying was painful and not worth trying.
The wise man went closer and asked the religious judge who sentenced the order: “May I ask what this young man did?”
The judge said: “He drank wine. Drinking wine is forbidden and whoever drinks wine will burn in hell and be punished on earth.”
The wise man asked: “May I ask the reason why drinking wine consequent s to getting whipped?”
The judge said: “Because drinking wine and alcohol is very bad for health and will damage the body. Our duty is to remind them and teach them the religious path to heaven. And if they didn’t get it, we are forced to punish them so they would follow and go to heaven.”
The wise man smiled and said: “Thank you for making it clear to me that drinking alcohol will hurt the body, but whipping will not. Also, they drink wine in private as it is their own business, but whipping will be in front of a crowd and will damage their soul, honor, and reputation. It is wonderful how concerned you are about the health of others in the town. People should be awake and thankful for all these great efforts you are putting in for them. I personally am amazed.”
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