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Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 9:20
I had read it through the points about the Jinn as fire spirits and thought,
that since elves are often referred to on this list  (Elves who in Tolkien's
world shared a good many features of fire spirits, with the greatest of the
Noldor craftsmen, Feanaro, being named thus for his fiery spirit),  people
_might_ be interested in reading about such fire spirits from a different
religious and cultural viewpoint.

(One which I might add, I do not personally share, being secular, and frankly
not inclined to adopt any religious habit of mind which makes anyone I don't
know, either my open enemy or someone I should pity because they are going to
burn in hell.  I don't know who I am addressing at this point in time -
religion being a social cement, it follows that it is also highly
exclusionary.  Think John Calvin.  And he was only a follower, not the

I was evidentally wrong.  My bad.  My apologies.

I certainly had no intention of inflicting bigoted ravings on anyone.

However, since my own GE/M human subspecies, the Lakhabrech, are derived in
character from Grendel, orcs and hyenas, I suppose I should just get a thick

It turns the spear-shafts a little easier.

Wesley Parish

On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 19:18, you wrote:
> On Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at 02:27 , Peter Bleackley wrote: > > At 08:44 14/10/2003 -0400, you [John Cowan] wrote: > > [snip] > > >> Can we please do without this Antisemitic (not to mention anti-magician) > >> garbage? > > Amen! > > > There was a fair bit of anti-Christian stuff in there as well. > > Yep - and it wasn't overkeen on Hindus either. > > Although we wonder off topic from time to time on this list, I > think we could without such bigoted ranting. > > Ray > =============================================== > > (home) > (work) > ===============================================
-- 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."


John Cowan <cowan@...>
Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>fiery spirits (was: THE WORLD OF THE JINN)