Suicide Bombers

 Posted by on October 19, 2007  Add comments
Oct 192007
 

Well, another day, another atrocity.

MacDara commented on yesterday’s post that religions should get better killers.

It reminded me of an old post, from back in the days when very few people read this site.  It seems appropriate.

Imagine Being a Dead Muslim

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    Never mind being a dead one, imagine being a living one! I wish all these religious lunatics would just fuck off to a big field and kill each other with sharp implements like in the good old days before explosives. The average IQ of the race would shoot up with those lame brains gone. Even if I believed in a heaven I wouldn’t want to share it with any of them.

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    Bock didn’t I read somewhere that the line telling about the virgins was a mistranslation and that the word was actually “grapes”? I’m thinking it was in either Sam Harris’ book or was it Dawkins?
    Because killing yourself for 77 celestial grapes is even funnier.

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    It was in Dawkins book Mebh – ‘The God Delusion.’ Ibn Warraq is the scholar who has tried to spoil all the fun for delusional: http://www.guardian.co.uk/saturday_review/story/0,,631332,00.html

    There appears to be no mention of the 72 virgin award in the Koran – so let’s not spoil them by granting 5 more.

    Many muslim scholars have noted the correct translation of the Arabic (plural) word Abkarun as ‘angels’ not ‘virgins.’

    According to the above referenced article Christoph Luxenberg’s book, Die Syro-Aramaische Lesart des Koran, available only in German, has brought light to the virgin ‘debate.’

    The alleged virgin promises are in suras XLIV.54; LII.20, LV.72, and LVI.22 of the Hadith, the book of traditional islamic wisdom.
    Luxenberg ‘s work analyses the Hymns of Ephrem the Syrian, and translates the virgin/angel part as “white raisins” of “crystal clarity.”

    Luxenberg also claims that the context of the sura clarifies that it is food and drink that is being offered and not any untouched vaginas.

    Wow, you’d really want to have some commitment to your cause to kill and die for a bunch of fuckin raisins, huh!

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    Wife of Martyr Brigade member to her young son Achmed, don’t be dragging in dirt around the house you’ll set our father off! Don’t you know he has a short fuse. Boom Boom

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