This story is taken from Ummah Forum after seeking the brother approval to publish it on TalibEIlm. The original post can be found here UMMAH FORUM THREAD
I have been asked so many times that I felt it was better to just make a thread out of it and in'sha Allah I won't need to paraphrase this anymore
I'm going to start with one or two minor signs that Allah(SWT) wasn't pleased with me being a catholic (Christian) and then I'll take a big leap to the last year or so (In'sha Allah)
In my younger years I went to a Catholic primary school, later to move to another school which was about 3-5 feet closer to home (Literally)
In this school we would visit the Church which was just round the back, I believe once or twice a week.
I never really liked it, it was great that we got to leave the class room but it always had an odd feeling.
The priest was a wonderful man, well... until he left and then one kid asked where he was enough times that someone slipped up and told us that the priest had been a paedophile. (Fantastic right? Holy man? )
So after this we got another priest who was again, a wonderful man (Don't worry no more pedos) and a great friend of the family. I started going to Sunday school and all of the fun stuff, got to carry the bread out and it was an achievement but at the same time I still felt odd.
One time we went to Church and I asked about this specific candle - Something like "Why is it 'on', it's already light in here?", a helper said that this is a special candle that burns "forever" (Awesome candle - Wish I had some)... I wasn't satisfied... I asked the Priest; his response was something or other to do with the bible and that they replace it once or twice a year. Now that added a little concern, I mean his mystical helper just said it burns forever and now this guy is telling me that it's replaced once or twice a year. What's going on?
Watching children being baptised was another thing- It just made them whale, what's that? I thought this water was blessed by ... the old man (aka Priest)? How can it be blessed if it's harming these children..
I'm going to speed this up a little but a few more things that were creepy about the Church;
-Jesus standing with blood coming from him in the front garden (of the Church), then he is there on a cross (Damn - Feels like I'm in a horror movie)
-Eating this weird bread and drinking this weird drink. I remember being told that it's Jesus' flesh (What the hell?!? I don't want to eat that! Wait... did you say his blood?!? How are you drinking that?!?) Of course I know it's not literally but the idea of that was so creepy..
-Pictures all over the church of dead people, people dying.. Damn c'mon the graveyard is more peaceful than this.
Then the final thing (Not in any specific order of events)..
The school I went to has this "nice" phrase on it and again that same guy (Jesus(PBUH)) with his hands out again (I'm certain they're bleeding again ¬_¬)
It was something like "Suffer little children to come unto me"
Firstly I don't want to come unto you bleeding man, secondly that sounds a little wrong and creepy, I already know about that pedo priest... ¬_¬
Whenever (2-3 times a day) I'd walk past that, look at it and it would just seem creepy.