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All for wine in Mohammad's paradise?

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Submitted by AM (United States), Dec 25, 2007 at 14:03

Koran 5:90 - "O believers, this wine and gambling, these idols, and arrows you use for divination, are all acts of Satan". Koran 78:31 - "Verily for those who follow us, there will be a fulfillment of your desires: enclosed Gardens, grapevines, voluptous full-breasted maidens of equal age, and a cup full to the brim of wine". Mohammad is promising you wine in paradise (while also telling you that wine is offered by Satan) and also fulfillment of other such base wordly desires. If I were so interested in all that more than merging the self with the Absolute, I'd run down the local store and get a cup full of wine right here on Earth, put it behind, and start focusing on bigger things. Islam is an intolerant religion and can only thrive through submission, violence, brutality, and murder. If that doesn't work, the agents of Islam by all means will resort to distorting and even lying about Vedantic knowledge to support their foolish ideology.

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