Re: Islam and extropianism

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 05:01:41 MST

From: Charlie Stross (, Sat Feb 24 2001 -

>It's particularly important to note that the Islamic world has a
>long history of respect for education,

As a point of reference, here are some quotes from their
religious literature (Qur'an):

"He dieth not who taketh to learning"

"To spend more time in learning is better than spending more time
in praying; the support of religion is abstinence. It is better
to teach one hour in the night than to pray the whole night."

"One learned man is harder on the devil than a thousand
ignorant worshippers."

"The acquisition of knowlege is a duty incumbent on every
Muslim male and female."

"He who leaveth home in search of knowledge walketh
in the path of Allah."


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