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Posted By:jchip

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2008-05-17 01:30:50
no, the koran is not the same. inferior at best.
2008-05-17 01:30:16
excellent point patito
2008-04-05 23:12:46
Reading the bible is worthless if you actually BELIEVE what's in it. What's important doesn't come from actually reading the stories, it comes from knowing how they affected society and whatnot. Simply reading the bible (or homer, Beowulf, Shakespeare) will not make you all that much educated. And actually reading the bible like it was true will just make you stupider.
2008-04-05 23:09:20
I'm sure that no person in the Islamic world would or could consider himself ( or herself) an educated person without having read and/or studied the Quran. And although it isn't as central to understanding Western civilization and culture as is the Christian bible, literate Westerners should certainly be familar with its basic story and tenants, as they should be as well with the grteat historical literature of other non-Western cultures. I'm afraid we are all guilty of a certain amount of ethnocentrism, and we should all attempt to broaden our views and understanding of cultures other than our own.
2008-04-05 22:57:51
Yo, Patito, what about the Quran? Can anyone be considered a well-educated person in these moving times not having read that?
2008-04-05 20:27:26
It can be playboy as well :)
2008-04-05 19:37:33
Regardless of one's regligious convictions or lack thereof, one can not be a well-educated person without having read the bible. It's as important to have read the bible as it is to have read Homer, Beowulf, and Shakespeare in terms of understanding history and the evolution of our society, and no one can be considered truly literate who is unaquainted with its basic stories and themes. And it's a great has violence, murder, conquest, incest, adultery, romantic love...just like modern literature !
2008-04-05 17:45:38
Hi Kafiorek! I agree with your last statement. And yes, it is a church. But we don't know if she is reading the bible, do we? She could be reading a little book of fairy stories. Good for her if she is.
2008-04-05 17:21:46
It's in church and that little girl (catholic one) is reading bible or something like that. That's no knowledge, it's fiction and bullshit to be honest.
2008-04-05 13:33:59
Great shot!
2008-04-05 09:14:33
Keep will need all the knowledge you can get in your lifetime.....