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#16    danbell06

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:23 AM

View Postand then, on 25 March 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:

I think they must.  How else does one explain a young, otherwise healthy young man (mostly) being willing to wrap themselves in explosives and kill strangers, including children?  I read once that while cleaning up in the aftermath of such a horror they found a young man's genitalia wrapped in foil so it could not be burned in the blast.

That is possibly the strangest thing i have ever read, and i can honestly believe it is an actual FACT.  
Wow!  :unsure2:

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:28 AM

View PostParsip, on 25 March 2012 - 10:25 AM, said:

Yes, what's unbelievable about it?

So, you hold that belief?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:37 AM

When posting this thread i didn't want to start an uprising. At no point in the original post do i "Bash" any religion.
It was a simple question from an inquisitive athiest. If anyone took offence, it wasn't intentional.
It just fascinates me how muslims's believe that there are "houris" waiting for them on "the other side".
How did this come about, and who decided that that was the way it was after-life?

I do realise a bit of research would answer any questions i have, but, I'm not religious and have no interest in reading the Quran, and would prefer to hear from people on UM.

Or for want of a better word, I'm just lazy

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:14 AM

View Posttherootsfan, on 26 March 2012 - 06:07 AM, said:

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It saddens and scares me that, for a couple of minutes, i thought these were serious statements of your beliefs. Then I realised you wer just parodying,  and bringing into focus,the racist religious assumptions in the OP. Sadly, many people will take these questions seriously, and reply yes to  every one of them.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:21 AM

View Postdanbell06, on 26 March 2012 - 03:28 AM, said:

So, you hold that belief?

I hold the belief that Muslims believe there will be virgins awaiting them in heaven, as well as boy servants and plentiful food and wine, and other things mentioned in the Islamic texts.


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:35 AM

View PostFradFitt, on 25 March 2012 - 06:10 PM, said:

Quotation of the Koran sura 56, verses 12- 39: "They shall recline on jewelled couches face to face, and there shall wait on them immortal youths with bowls and ewers and a cup of purest wine (that will neither pain their heads nor take away their reason); with fruits of their own choice and flesh of fowls that they relish. And theirs shall be the dark-eyed houris, chaste as hidden pearls: a guerdon for their deeds... We created the houris and made them virgins, loving companions for those on the right hand..."

Now, the word "houris" is thought to be "virgins", however, other translations of the Koran suggests, that "houris" are "white beads", "raisins" or even "grapes", yet, the word "hur" occurs in the Koran four times, and this can be translated, because of the whole sentences as "maiden with dark eyes".

Funny thing, no where in the Koran is there anything mentioned about a specific number of "houris", further more, all Muslims, not just martyrs, are rewarded with the "houris", then they enters the Islamic paradise.

In short, no one really knows, how to translate Koran as it was written so many years, mainly because of it's many translations throughout the years.

The houris are described in the Quran and it's clear they are female virgins. I'm pretty sure it's not possible to marry and have sex with virgin grapes.


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:48 AM

View PostParsip, on 26 March 2012 - 07:35 AM, said:

The houris are described in the Quran and it's clear they are female virgins. I'm pretty sure it's not possible to marry and have sex with virgin grapes.

Well it really depends on the translation, in Syriac for example, the Aramaic word hur is a plural adjective of raisin, with the word white attached, therefore white dried grapes. In arabic translation the word houri, can be translated as white, wide and beautiful/lovely eyes, eternally young, or in sexual preferences as virgins, or appetizing vaginas.

Though, in the Quran, the paradise is described as a very sensual place, where believers are rewarded with the smallest reward of 72 wives, and be given the sexual strength for 100, but.. there's a big difference between worn out wives and virgins, personally I wouldn't like a reward of 72 nagging wives ;)

I think the problem is, that the original Quran can be read, as well as the Bible, in many ways, giving the readers many different beliefs..


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

The 72 bit is from a Hadith. I don't know if all Muslims believe it, but I think most Muslims I've met do, particularly the young male ones. It could be false.


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:44 PM

View Postdanbell06, on 25 March 2012 - 09:14 AM, said:

Genuinely believe that there are 72 virgins waiting for them in the next life?  :blink:

I do not get why God would need to promise them sex from virgins in the after life..........  Why them?  Do they all think that they will have these virgins to have sex with ? <--Question..   not an assumption...

. I doubt  God meant - Oh I'll give you 72 virgins to have as BBF ....  And what's up with servants? ....... Why would anyone need servants in a place like heaven?   What for?  

What happens when they are done with the 72 virgins?  Get another 72 ?

None  of it makes sense.............And what do Muslim women get in the afterlife?

Edited by Beckys_Mom, 26 March 2012 - 03:52 PM.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:23 PM

If the rewards for a 'Shahid' are so great, why is it that Imams and 'community leaders' do not themselves commit 'Is-shtahad' but engage in brainwashing the younger generation to do the dirty work?

BTW Female 'Shuhada' are not awarded any virgins! According to Ninth-century scholar Al-Tabarani women will be reunited with their husbands in the next world, and those who had multiple husbands can pick the best one to be their eternal spouse. (Other commentators added that a woman who never married can marry any man she wants in paradise.) Hardly worth the effort, I reckon!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:42 PM

View PostJeffertonturner, on 25 March 2012 - 05:53 PM, said:

If you think christians have never killed for their beliefs you are just uninformed.

This year, last year?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

72 wives!?!?!? Holy hell!!!!

That dosnt sound anything like a heaven to me. I have trouble keeping up with one.  Could you imagine the honey do list?

"I wish neither to possess, Nor to be possessed. I no longer covet paradise, more important, I no longer fear hell. The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning, but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, But I did not observe it until this moment. Now I see that I will never find the light.  Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, Consuming myself. "
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

View PostSeeker79, on 26 March 2012 - 06:54 PM, said:

72 wives!?!?!? Holy hell!!!!


I know....That's like..72 times the nagging.. 72  women when asked for sex  all going - I've got a headache , I've got a headache, I've got a headache !!...Follow by - 72 times  of  -  What time do you call this?..........  You better eat it, I slaved over a hot stove for that..!.... You pay those other wives more attention than me....I want to go shopping...now !... All that  and so much more  X 72 ..............Heaven?  Nope  more like  HELL   ha ha..................HA ! Posted Image

Edited by Beckys_Mom, 26 March 2012 - 07:06 PM.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 26 March 2012 - 07:05 PM, said:

I know....That's like..72 times the nagging.. 72  women when asked for sex  all going - I've got a headache , I've got a headache, I've got a headache !!...Follow by - 72 times  of  -  What time do you call this?..........  You better eat it, I slaved over a hot stove for that..!.... You pay those other wives more attention than me....I want to go shopping...now !... All that  and so much more  X 72 ..............Heaven?  Nope  more like  HELL   ha ha..................HA ! Posted Image
Hahaha maby the murderous zealots will get what's comeing to them after all. It's bad enough when one woman rejects me for sex... 72 of them would be a serious self esteem killer... The worse part is that I'd be ALREADY DEAD!!! There would be no escape!

Being virgins would make it worse. One woman that actually knows something will beat a bunch of virgins any day.

"I wish neither to possess, Nor to be possessed. I no longer covet paradise, more important, I no longer fear hell. The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning, but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, But I did not observe it until this moment. Now I see that I will never find the light.  Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, Consuming myself. "
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

View PostSeeker79, on 26 March 2012 - 07:20 PM, said:

Hahaha maby the murderous zealots will get what's comeing to them after all. It's bad enough when one woman rejects me for sex... 72 of them would be a serious self esteem killer... The worse part is that I'd be ALREADY DEAD!!! There would be no escape!

Being virgins would make it worse. One woman that actually knows something will beat a bunch of virgins any day.

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