God Versus The Devil
Scott Adams has this trenchant observation about the history of fatal stampedes at the “stoning of the devil” phase of the Hajj:
I think itÃ¢€™s interesting that when you pray to God for a new bike, it hardly ever materializes in your bedroom within seconds. But when you throw stones at the devil, quite often you get an immediate response. ThatÃ¢€™s an example of good customer service.