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in response to reader comment: Big time falsafa from North of the Border and the Qur'an v. the Shahnemah

Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Feb 20, 2008 at 19:31

Am I supposed to be drunk or stoned before reading your submission. I have no idea what argument you wish to debate? Close reading of my post will show that I am giving a historical reference to Islam that refutes any "newness" to the idea of Islamic excess.

People will say that Omar Khayyam was nothing more than a drunk, easily forgetting that the dictate against drinking is not original Islam. They will forget the mans contribution to science, especially mathematics. They will forget that he traveled the Islamic world of his time, from what is today Saudi-Arabia to Afghanistan, studying under the greatest Islamic scholars of his time, while trying to escape the machine of religious authoritarianism, the persecution and the prosecution brought before him by the zealots of his faith. He knew of what he spoke. Omar Khayyam wasn't a man in conflict with his belief in God. He was a man in conflict with any role of "government" in his faith. He spent most of his life running from the zealots who wished to brand him a heretic and steal his life.

If you're some kind of expert on the Arabic language, good for you. Any type of semantic argument you can make will be lost on me. I'm not Islamic nor Arabian. I spent 335 working days in Saudi-Arabia and was never, in my experience, so glad to get out of any place in the whole world, and I've lived on three continents and in three dozen countries. The only other place that was an equal to Saud, and it wasn't political but, temperature, was Bombay during their summer, and if it's your thing your welcome to it. I got tired of bending over and pulling my pants up off my ankles every five minutes.

As a young "Canadian" Marine, oh ya, we were there, one of some 40,000, humping through Vietnam. Well, early days I thought I knew about miserable and humping sweat. I went in at 196 lbs. and was returned to society somewhere in the neighbourhood of 165lbs. No medals, no glory, no sixty minutes. When I came home you were giving that to the the feminist for their heroic behavior in the face of the enemy.Those of us who died fighting for your democracy. I was a prime ... rapist, baby killer, and Ms. Solanas was calling us scum. She even wrote a manifesto degrading man like no woman before her. Google S.C.U.M. and get a real eye opener.

If you want to see how your society has turned upon itself... You will not need Islam. If your going to set your house on fire don't ask me to put it out nor save your children. I do not know guilt. You nor anyone like you will ever foster that emotion upon me or my generation. You stabbed us in the back and now you want us to rescue you. It isn't going to happen. It's up to the youth of this day who have any moral conviction, if you can find any who will wear your armor and protect your children from the boogieman. Mine will not be of that crowd. This time we sit back and watch and wait and see while your children die. Turn about is fair trade eh? Your generation completely abandoned us. Pissed on us. We'll save our children for when it counts. Not for when your children count. Mr. Arabia language professor.


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