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Who is better?
Southern Hemisphere Islamicists 27%
Northern Hemisphere Islamicists 0%
Southern California Episcopalians 72%

Votes: 11

 Islamic Ji-ography

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Mar 28, 2002

A new map discussed briefly in this month's National Geographic Magazine shows Moon Goddess Worshipers the correct way to face when praying to their Holy Stone.

Note to recent US public school education system victims: you may not understand this diary entry because it uses concepts like geography and math to explain something I saw in a science/geography/anthropology magazine that is written above a third grade reading level. But it does have pretty color photos in it, so maybe you'll be able to enjoy that part.


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I opened this month's edition of National Geographic and read the brief story about the new Mecca Map, which uses concentric circles centered around a pole between Mecca and Mecca's antipodean point to show Islamicists which way to point their addled heads when they pray to their meteor idol. Facing perpendicularly to a circle puts the worshipper's body on a "great circle" path to Mecca, which is the shortest distance. Note: I tried to find a link to this map on the NG site, but no joy.

Apparently a lot of Islamicists - believing as they do that the Earth is flat - have been pointing in entirely incorrect directions.

No wonder their prayers have not been answered. Allah was not listening to Islamicists in Detroit because they had been previously praying in a southeast direction instead of the geo-politicially correct east-northeast direction.

On a similar note, let's discuss this ridiculous Ramadan thing. Ramadan is a month of daylight fasting that Islamicists undergo every year in the Northern Hemisphere's late autumn and early winter. They like to make it seem as though they are sacrificing, but in fact, since once again most Islamicists believe the Earth is flat, there is no compensation for the latitude at which a particular rock worshipper is located to calculate the correct fasting elapsed time. It's simply sunrise to sunset. Clearly, this means that southern hemisphere-residing Islamicists are more devout since they must undergo many more hours of fasting than northern hemisphere-located, perpendicularly-facing, Mecca-concentric-circle map-using converted-Moon Goddess worshippers.

So, the question is: Que es mas Islam? Southern Hemisphere or Northern Hemisphere?


Not useful (none / 0) (#1)
by Greg on Thu Mar 28th, 2002 at 12:19:08 PM PST

In these unfortunate, dark days it behooves us all to practise tolerance and understanding toward our brothers and sisters of all faiths, including Islam. We need to understand one another better, so that we can live together in peace on this small planet.

Your disingenuous flamebait does not assist in promoting understanding; rather, it promotes ignorance and hatred. Islam has dignity, beauty and sincerity - three attributes notably missing from your post.

If you must attack flat-earthers, why not go after fundamentalists of all religious persuasions, including neo-classical economists?

Peace be upon you

Question. (none / 0) (#2)
by tkatchev on Thu Mar 28th, 2002 at 12:31:57 PM PST
Have you read Revelation? Maybe at least one of those cheap "theology for dummies" expositions?

(Hint: Preaching ecumenism to religious folks is not a way to get on their good side.)

Peace and much love...

Preaching Ecumenism (none / 0) (#5)
by Greg on Thu Mar 28th, 2002 at 12:43:29 PM PST

> Have you read Revelation?

I suspect you refer to the Book of Revelations, in the Bible.

Other than that your comment makes no sense to me whatsoever. Would you care to elucidate?


Big Words - ouch (none / 0) (#11)
by Fanged on Sun Mar 31st, 2002 at 07:48:06 AM PST

Big words used, does he understand them?
Maybe you need to try year three speak ;-)

In good humor,

Your ignorance is showing (none / 0) (#3)
by Adam Rightmann on Thu Mar 28th, 2002 at 12:32:34 PM PST
Because the Mohammedans never accepted the Gregorian calendar, their calendar does not match up celestian calendar, being shorter by 9 or 10 days, ironic considering the great debt mathematics owes to Mohemmadan scholars of the 10th century. Thus, Ramadan moves throughout the year in a 35 year cycle.

A. Rightmann

Huh? (none / 0) (#4)
by tkatchev on Thu Mar 28th, 2002 at 12:40:53 PM PST
Sir, you are confused. Muslims use their own wacky calendar, which has nothing to do with the Julian calendar. (The Julian calendar is, in fact, the calendar used by the Christian church.)

Peace and much love...

Wacky? (5.00 / 1) (#6)
by Greg on Thu Mar 28th, 2002 at 12:50:18 PM PST
In what sense is any calendar more or less "wacky" tha any other? I recall the confusion about the number of days in February 2000. What a byzantine apparatus of rules and exceptions to rules it takes to explain that one!

Personally I prefer to believe there are 28 days every month. But I suspect you'll dismiss me as a liberal chronological relativist anyway.


The Real Ignorance (none / 0) (#7)
by doofus on Thu Mar 28th, 2002 at 01:22:38 PM PST
is not knowing how many days are in a year.

Oh, man... (5.00 / 1) (#9)
by hauntedattics on Fri Mar 29th, 2002 at 07:19:45 AM PST
As the victim of an American primary and secondary public school education, I never did learn how many days there are in a year. Please take some time out of your advanced navel studies to let me know. Thanks.

365 and 1/4 (none / 0) (#10)
by Narcissus on Fri Mar 29th, 2002 at 04:40:55 PM PST
I don't know what school system you attended but everyone knows that a year is the time it takes the earth to make 1 round trip in its orbit around the sun ... this has been PROVEN to be almost exactly 365.25 days ( this is why we have leap years every four years to make up for the 1/4 we dropped the previous three years.)

Ok, who picked the flower???

True Story (5.00 / 2) (#8)
by jvance on Thu Mar 28th, 2002 at 01:35:18 PM PST
My father was stationed in Saudi Arabia in 1972. He sat in on a few training sessions for Saudi pilots, and heard this:

"As we know, the Quran states that the world is flat. But for the purposes of navigation, we shall consider it round."
Adequacy has turned into a cesspool consisting of ... blubbering, superstitious fools arguing with smug, pseudointellectual assholes. -AR


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