Mayabird wrote:Continuation of my idea about the angels not being allowed to procreate: we could be talking about some seriously, seriously sexually repressed folks here, on the levels of the Muslim men who have sex with goats, camels, sheep, or whatever else is walking around (if you saw the thread, you know what I'm talking about). The "animal" equivalent for the horny messed-up angels might very well be human women.
Huh. Hadn't thought about it that way, and shame on me for missing the obvious.
Heh. I wonder if that means someone in Heaven's indulging in a little smuggling of porno from Earth to Heaven. We've already seen Michael-lan admitting that he's doing a little import business for himself and for Yeshua. (The thought of Peter, stoned out of his mind on LSD? Priceless!) Wonder how they'd play a videotape or a DVD of hardcore stuff up there - does Heaven even HAVE electricity? Or can they just "magic" it up?
The forces of sexual repression at work in Heaven? A possible fifth column? Fascinating.
I've known a number of Muslims in my day, and more than a few who tried to sidestep their religious prohibitions by lawyering their way through various loopholes. (one example, an elderly Muslim I knew who drank plum brandy, and excused it away by saying that only fermented grain or grapes were forbidden - the Koran didn't SPECIFICALLY ban fermented plums by name. You get the idea.)
Of course, the same is true of other religions, it just doesn't appear as high profile, with the exception of RC priests abusing their clerical rank by abusing children.
Hmm.. another annoying thought intrudes. Where's Mohammed? Heaven? Hell? And would he matter?
He lived (and died) before Yahweh claimed to have closed the Gates. I wonder if he was a "legitimate" prophet whom Yahweh misled because it was entertaining, or just a garden variety con-man who created a religion because it was (as Robert Heinlein put it) "nice work if you can get it" ala L. Ron Hubbard, with Yahweh later laying claim to it and taking advantage of it.