reply to post by chaztekno
I thought it was a fine metaphor. Maybe you just didnt understand the symbolism?
2 boys - Jews and Muslims
The first boy is the Jews, and their "toy" is the Temple mount.
The boys "father" is God, who took the toy away
The 2nd boy, Muslims, finds the toy - build a Mosque on the Temple Mount
From the time the first boy got his toy taken away from him, he has been begging his father - God - to give it back. 3 times a day "he thinks of the
toy", or, in the Jewish diaspora, Jews were praying morning, noon and evening, towards the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The 2nd boy has two shiny transformers - Mecca and Medina, which he values much more. Infact, when he prays towards Mecca, he turns his back to the
Temple mount (the toy in the story).
In essence, the 2nd boy - Muslims, thinks much less of the toy - the temple mount. They just wont give it back because the first boy - the Jews - want
it so badly.
Further, the 1st boy - Jews, say they will share the toy with others - the temple to be built on the mount would be a Temple for all peoples, unlike
the 2nd boy who will only share it with his cousins - other Muslims.
It was a fairly straight forward metaphor.
Im sorry you didnt understand.
edit on 7-9-2011 by dontreally because: (no reason given)