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.
On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 19:18, 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."
> On Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at 02:27 , Peter Bleackley wrote:
> > At 08:44 14/10/2003 -0400, you [John Cowan] wrote:
> >> Can we please do without this Antisemitic (not to mention anti-magician)
> >> garbage?
> > 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.
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