Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 7:51|
My apologies. I hadn't read that far - only far enough to see that it gave a
world-view where spirits of fire could be part-and-parcel thereof.
I myself am not a muslim, I seem to have wound up on this list and am sort of
"watching" it to find out how another part of the world thinks.
Again, my apologies.
On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 01:44, you wrote:
Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."
> Wesley Parish scripsit:
> > The World of the Jinn
> I read this with increasing interest, despite its length and turgid
> prose style, until I came to this stinger in the tail:
> > Making the Statue of Liberty disappear, flying
> > across the Grand Canyon and retrieving a ship from the Bermuda
> > Triangle, have all been done by the Jewish magician David Copperfield.
> > There is NO way that a man could do such things without the assistance of
> > the Jinn. It would not be surprising therefore, if David Copperfield had
> > sold his soul to Iblis himself.
> Can we please do without this Antisemitic (not to mention anti-magician)
> garbage? D.C.'s effects are extremely well-known in the field, and he
> isn't doing anything a close-up magician can't do -- it's just the scale
> that's different. ("Quantity has a quality all its own.")
> It was dreary and wearisome. Cold clammy winter still held way in this
> forsaken country. The only green was the scum of livid weed on the dark
> greasy surfaces of the sullen waters. Dead grasses and rotting reeds
> loomed up in the mists like ragged shadows of long-forgotten summers.
> --"The Passage of the Marshes" http://www.ccil.org/~cowan