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Arafat Shocked

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I wouldn't mind seeing a photoshoppery of a sour Arafat with some equally sour grapes.

There's some debate about whether the Koran actually promises virgins. The word "houri" is currently translated as "virgin," and as such many Jihadists believe they are dashing their life away in exchange for a heavenly orgy. Many scholars believe the actual translation is either "grape" or "wine," however.

This is similar to the confusion over "kamilos" and "kamelos" -- generally translated as "camel" in the Christian bible, where the true word is "rope." "Again I say to you, it is easier for a camelrope to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

Every translation of an old language is full of these. The same word is used for "virgin" and "young girl" in the Hebrew of the new testament. I'm sure you can see some of the trouble you could stir there.

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You are right, of course, but you also point out just how illogical revealed religions are. :LOL As far as stirring the pot, a specialty of mine I have been told! ;):blush: As far as offending the sensibilities of terrorists, good! Let 'em be offended. Arafat was a terrorist and so are the so-called Palestinians.

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