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Originally posted by Swanseadog
reply to post by stevcolx
Think for a minute my freind, it is no more stupid than the parting of the red sea of the destruction of Soddom and Gommorah or Jesuses exploits or any number of stories in the bible and millions of people believe these events actually happened, so why should the Koran be any different?
We tried to enter heaven; but we found it filled with terrible guards and shooting stars.
So we used to sit in (hidden) stations, to hear the secrets of heaven;
But anyone who listens now will find a shooting star thrown at him.
Can they not tell stupidity from truth?
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by badw0lf
Who says they believe this? It's most likely on "cute story" basis - like Lincoln and the cherry tree, or any other sort of common myth retained for entertainment or parable.
Surah Al-Jinn 1-9:
Say (O Muhammad): It has been revealed to me that a company of Jinns listened (to the Qur'an). They said, 'We have really heard a wonderful Recital! It gives guidance to the Right, and we have believed therein: we shall not join (in worship) any (gods) with our Lord. And (we believe) that He - exalted be the glory of our Lord! - hath taken neither wife nor son.
'There were some foolish ones among us, who used to utter extravagant lies against Allah; But we do think that no man or spirit should say aught that untrue against Allah. True, there were persons among mankind who took shelter with persons among the Jinns, but they increased them in folly, and they (came to) think as you thought, that Allah would not raise up any one (from the dead).
And (the Jinn who had listened to the Quran said): 'We had sought the heaven but had found it filled with strong warders and meteors. We used, indeed, to sit there in (hidden) stations, to (steal) a hearing; but any who listen now will find a flaming fire watching him in ambush.
Surah Al-Imran 7:
He it is Who has sent down to thee the Book: In it are verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning); they are the foundation of the Book: others are allegorical. But those in whose hearts is perversity follow the part thereof that is allegorical, seeking discord
Originally posted by stevcolx
reply to post by iamaperson
Lol the only thing hitting extraterrestrials out in space at the moment is the 'Star Wars' defence weapons.
But in this world we have to look at the reality of what is going on. I'm afraid those poor misguided muslims can't look at the reality because their religion has controlled them to an extent that it has them believing in outlandish stories. Even the most educated and seemingly brainy of them are still taken in by stupid stories. They can't get past the fact that their precious book was not written by God but was actually written by people just like the bible. And like the bible it is full of 'Fantastic' stories. Stories that children would think of are believed by Muslims and Christians because it is WRITTEN!!
If there were some passages resembling Dr Suess in the Koran they would be believed too.