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Submitted by Pigfoot (United States), Feb 15, 2006 at 13:16

Pagan's comments make me realize that the almost only new thing the "messenger" had to say was "one god". Everything else he brought forth was old pagan stuff. Not really an expert on paganism, I have noted some strange things about the koran and the hadiths. For instance, a odd emphasis on numerology is noted. Seven times around the holy stone (or whatever), Four male observers to verify a rape and so on. Is there an Arabic term for "about" or "approximately"? If some poor sap only circles the stone six times (he miscounted) he will have to come back again next year for his haj. Bummer!
In the Catholic religion in days past we were commanded to eat only fish on friday. I should go right now and turn myself in because I ate burgers on fridays. I can't see how any religion that "demands" exact practices as I've noted above can really maintain itself in the future.
Perhaps my problem is that I just don't know enough. What will I have to do to become a Zoroastrian? Can a Zoroastrian idol be bought online? Ebay?
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