Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Letters: Was Allah sleeping?

To the editor:

There was a story from many centuries ago about a King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, who worshipped Baal, who let them do what they wanted. A prophet named Elijah challenged the leaders to a showdown. They built an altar on Mount Carmel and offered an animal sacrifice. Elijah thought the God who consumed the sacrifice with fire would be the real god. The leaders of Baal called out for their god to consume the sacrifice. Elijah mocked them saying maybe your god is in the bathroom or maybe he is asleep. Call out louder. When it was obvious that Baal couldn’t consume the sacrifice, Elija...

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