God certainly moves in mysterious ways – if you believe in him, that is.
A lot of Indonesian Muslims seem to believe that God has decided to send them a message in the form of a “miracle” inscribed in a cat’s fur – the Arabic script for “Allah”.
Pictures of the cat surfaced on the web last month after its proud owner apparently posted them on facebook, which is where I found this example. Does it make you tremble with the divine presence of the Almighty?
One thing the believers do not seem to be asking themselves is exactly what God is trying to say by inscribing his name on a cat. Could he not have inscribed the chemical formula for a new, clean energy source to save us from global warming? Or maybe just the meaning of life?
No. He wrote “Allah”. That’s like someone called Bob scratching “Bob” on a tree trunk, just to let everyone know he’d been there. Except Allah has supernatural powers so he chose to dye a cat instead, just because he could.
And why a cat? Surely a mountainside or a cloud would be more God-like, no? If it must be a feline, I would have thought a lion or a Sumatran tiger would have been more Allah’s style. He might have actually achieved something by raising awareness about tiger conservation, instead of just showing off how good he is by posting his moniker on a moggy.
People are reportedly offering hundreds of dollars to buy the cat but the owner is refusing to budge. I assume poor little Emeng, God’s furry messenger, will be slaughtered very soon because it has become an object of idolatry.