imhotep al-basiel wrote:
> thats is flat our bigot statement to call a culture fake after slavery
> and all whites have done in iraq afganistan ect remember rruby is made by
> a asian grow the fuck up developers should have open minds  and not be
> bigots.
>
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: "Tom Cloyd"
>   To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
>   Subject: Re: What is the QurÄän?
>   Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 06:12:30 +0900
>
>
>   Robert Dober wrote:
>   >> Discussion of the Quran and other fake "holy" books is off topic
>   for ruby-
>   >> talk. Take your discussion somewhere else. Only real holy books
>   such as
>   >> Pickaxe and Why's (poignant) guide may be discussed here. ;-)
>   >>
>   > Oh my god, we have a schism here, you believe in Pickaxe and I
>   prefer
>   > Cakepics, or was it Bakekicks, this religious stuff confuses me....
>   >
>   >
>   Fear not schisms, Robert, for where there is more than one, there
>   be the great God Enumerable, which encompasseth all.
>
>   Thanks to Ruby, 'better red than dead' has acquired a whole new
>   meaning!
>
>   ~ Tom
>
>   ...member of the Great Collection.
>
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There's a little cross-cultural problem here. There is no anti-Islam 
statement or implication in the two emails you cite. You obviously 
missed my early email DEFENDING the value of Islamic culture. I am in no 
way anti-Islam, nor do I detect any such sentiment in Robert.

The emails to which you are responding are strictly humor, which does 
appear fairly often on this list. The reference to the Koran as a "fake" 
was in quotes, which means that it isn't the speakers words. Asserting 
the Pickax book (do you know what that is?) to be one of the "real holy" 
books is obviously absurd, and is your clue that this is a piece of 
humor. My response was a continuation of the humor.

There's no bigotry here. I personally would never support such, at all. 
You misunderstood completely, believe me.

Lighten up. There's a saying in Buddhism, which I've always liked: 
"Laughter is the language of the gods."

Tom.

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