“From time immemorial greetings is a classic way of human transaction.
On the verge of Eid-Ul-Azha I wish you all a happy and prosperous life!!!
With warm wishes ....”
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Having a Christian background, it was not immediately known what the greetings were for.
What was Eid-Ul-Azha?
Fortunately we have Wikipedia, the internet encyclopaedia, that explains:
Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Īd ul-’Aḍḥā) or the Festival of Sacrifice is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims and Druze worldwide in commemoration of the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.
The devil tempted Ibrahim by saying he should disobey God and spare his son.
As Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son, God intervened and instead provided a lamb as the sacrifice.
This is why today all over the world Muslims who have the means to, sacrifice an animal (usually a goat or a sheep), as a reminder of Ibrahim's obedience to God.
The meat is then shared out with family, friends (Muslims or non-Muslims), as well as the poor members of the community.
Where to begin to express amazement about Eid-Ul-Azha?
It is an old tradition and followed as part of the Islamic doctrine.
Performed and celebrated without thinking what it is really about and what is actually being done.
The thinking, consciousness and awareness being blocked by the doctrine.
It is celebrated that a man, nobody knows exactly how long ago, was prepared to kill his son.
Probably without asking consent from his wife first.
The man was ordered to do so by his God as a sacrifice.
May we ask, what man, right in his head, wants to kill his own son?
We should celebrate instead if the man had refused to kill his son.
An annual celebration that he refused to kill his son even for his God.
That man would be an example for everybody for the rest of the time of humanity.
There can never be a reason to kill the own child.
In the least for a God.
Hence, what kind of disbalanced, simple minded, weird, naive and easy to convince man was that Ibrahim?
Why is he so glorified for following up immoral and criminal instructions?
Why is following instructions blindly made as an example for all the others?
Why is getting sane ideas about the crime to perform presented as the interference of the devil?
This is a very scary thing.
Because Eid-Ul-Azha glorifies total obedience to a God.
And it instructs that to refuse to kill the own child is siding with the Devil.
Imagine: one should be able to kill with the own hands the child that was born from the own blood.
To be able to do so is celebrated as the ultimate and perfect surrender to the god of this religion.
Once a religion has made its believers accept this concept, they are ready to do anything.
They become will-less followers without the capacity to think and be conscious as individuals.
Another thing to be aware of is that these days worldwide millions of goats and sheep are massacred because of Eid-Ul-Azha.
Only because that is a tradition.
These animals have to die because of a myth.
Animals having to lose their lives because humans have something to celebrate.
However, this is common.
Recently in the United States, millions of turkeys had to die because of a celebration called Thanksgiving.