>From: Samantha Atkins <email@example.com>
>Zero Powers wrote:
> > >From: Michael Wiik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >Anyone got any examples of those 20% of koranic verses said to be pure
> > >gibberish? Perhaps they might be given an extropian spin....
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > How's this:
> > 86:1 By the Sky and the Night-Visitant (therein);
> > 86:2 And what will explain to thee what the Night-Visitant is?-
> > 86:3 (It is) the Star of piercing brightness;-
> > 86:4 There is no soul but has a protector over it.
> > 86:5 Now let man but think from what he is created!
> > 86:6 He is created from a drop emitted-
> > 86:7 Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs
>Is this supposedly your example of "pure gibberish" or of what
>might be given an extropian spin or both? The translation is
>not the best above but it is perfectly acceptable spiritual
>poetry and not all that opaque, especially to those with some
>understanding of mysticism. I don't see how you would make it
>other than what it is or that there is any need to.
Would you believe...
114:6 Eenie meenie ipsaleenie ooh bop bopsaleenie
114:7 Otchie kotchie Liberace I love you
114:8 Take peach, take a plum, take a piece of bubble gum
114:9 Teacher, teacher don't be dumb, give me back my bubble gum
114:10 If you don't I'll pack my Qur-an and say goodbye
"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)
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