Our Russian correspondent Peter 1 offers his latest guest essay, a brief allegorical meditation.
If the World is a Blog
by Peter 1
I have a blog, and from time to time there come commenters who don’t behave well. They are not interested in discussion, but instead insult me and call me names. After a few warnings, I delete their comments completely.
What surprises me is that they usually complain about deleting, require that they be treated politely, and point at the lack of democracy in my blog. Frankly speaking, I am quite tolerant — I delete only the repeated and direct insults. That’s why I cannot understand people who require that they be treated with respect after having repeatedly insulted me.
Now imagine… the world is a blog. And our lives are the posts in that blog.
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And suppose that we insult the owner by our misbehavior. His right is to delete our post from the blog. It has nothing to do with democracy or tolerance, because it is his blog and we insulted him.
And finally, suppose you believe that Allah is the owner of the world. Like you and me, he can be insulted. So, he commanded you to delete the records which are insulting for him. You are not a hater or a criminal, you simply do your job. It is fair and reasonable.
Assuming Allah is just a blogger and the world IS his blog.