Nasrudin was once called to speak about the
Nature of God in the local mosque. Present were
many Imams and Dr's of the Islamic Law. Out of
courtesy and because Nasrudin could not be
counted on to say anything worthwhile, these
illustrious guests explained and inspired the
audience with their eloquence and wisdom. Finally
it was Nasrudins turn to explain the Nature of God.
"God . . .", started Nasrudin impressively "is . . ."
Nasrudin removed and held up an ovoid dark vegetable
from the folds of his turban, " . . . an eggplant."
There was uproar at this blasphemy. When order was
established, Nasrudin was asked to explain his words.
"I conclude that everyone has spoken of what they do
not know or have not seen. We can all see this eggplant.
Is there anyone who can deny that God is manifest in
all things?" Nobody could. "Very well," said Nasrudin,
"God is an eggplant!"
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