Originally posted by ScriabinJust tell some Brer Rabbit stories or something, OK?
I love Nasrudin stories. Also Coyote stories.
There is nothing anti-Islam about Nasrudin -- quite the reverse. These folk tales, whether Nasrudin is a Sufi Mullah or the head of the Dervishes, are meant to convey wisdom and they do.
Only a mentally challenged person without the ability to read or comprehend would portray quoting Nasrudin stories as anti-Islamic.
Originally posted by Scriabinwhat is your source for what Jesus "was going for" ?
what is your source for what Jesus "was going for" ?
that is, how do you know what Jesus wanted -- he speaks directly to you, does he?
Originally posted by generalissimodid Jesus write the new testament version of what he was going for?
[b]what is your source for what Jesus "was going for" ?
the new testament.
he speaks directly to you, does he?
no. but I've heard he spoke to G.W Bush once.[/b]
Originally posted by ScriabinThe new testament wasn't written by jesus himself (too bad), but it is the closer you can get to what he actually was going for.
did Jesus write the new testament version of what he was going for?
how many differing versions of what he was going for appear in the NT, as many as the accounts of his execution by the Romans?
Originally posted by ScriabinGandhi would be the most curious exception to the rule, unless I'm misreading the intent of what you are saying. The Dali Lama would be another exception, in that his religion informs his politics and not the other way around.
"Nasrudin, is your religion orthodox?"
"It all depends," said Nasrudin, "on which bunch of heretics is in power."
Powerful men all have the same religion