OT: needed: witty facts re: positive aspects of Islamic culture
|From:||Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 19:33|
I am writing a blog post to counter all the blatantly Islamophobic
"conventional wisdom" and needed lil witty bonbons like Kurt Vonnegut's
- "Do you think Arabs are dumb? They gave us our numbers. Try doing long
division with Roman numerals."
"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain."
- the Bene Gesserit "Litany Against Fear"
from Frank Herbert's novel _Dune_
"That man is truly good who knows his own dark places." - Beowulf