Without Abraham, mankind would long ceased to exist.
If Abraham was mad, then the rest of mankind would have gone demonic, for all kinds of horrors were praticed upon the masses. Historical records had
written of atrocities committed thousands of years ago, archeology and anthropology research confirms it.
Our common Creator is merciful being, and had spared many except for the worse - sinful cities such Sodom and Gomorrah. Today, much of those lands are
still wastelands that it had became, a testimony of the act of mercy upon the humans there by Him, for their cries in the hands of their leaders were
pitiful, and it ended for them quick and painless.
The patriach Abraham was tested, to find how true to our Creator he will be, for he was given free will like all other human beings, to chose the
rightful path to progress and evolve, or to wipe ourselves out in the grand experiment to create beings in the likeness of our Creator.
Abraham was a wise and just man, proven as in the hebrew chronicles. But he had no son. By our Creator's gift, he finally had a son, and like any
human - old or young, would treasure him above him. But Abrahams was earmarked for something more - the leader of the race of beings that our Creator
intended for, and He had to know how far he can be trusted before given this destiny.
Abraham proved worthy, who was willing to follow His path, and thus through him by the grace of our Creator, we exists.
It was an ancient time, and an ancient barbaric world, an environment that we this generation know little about except what had been written and
analysed. Thus it would be a mistake to make judgement BASED upon our own progressive environment over the lives of our ancestors, to deem them
mentally deficient or irrational, although we this generation stil do at times label our elders as out of touch or mentally ill when they disagree
They lived in a far more brutal time than ours and react to their environment as they are taught or rationalized to, unlike us this generation whom
have the luxury and peace to contemplate the mind with a wide array of thinkers, doers and philosophers' works from since the dawn of civilisation to
Circumcision helps in personal hygiene, and hygiene is of critical importance, more so on the human part whereby the next human generations are
Today, we may view circumcision with disdain. But in the ancient world, hygiene and medical care was not readily avaliable, nor were our ancestors
capable of absorbing such knowledge even if forcefed, as science and knowledge need to be built upon for a strong foundation to progress and
I know that I will not be able to convince those whom had turn away from religion, or have yet to know our Creator, for each do have the gift of free
will. All that I can hope for is that those who seek to know more, be less confrontational, be open, share, discuss and find out more through cross
referencing subject matters to gain better knowledge.
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