Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I found the following in the Qur'an last night, shortly before turning in, and thought I would post it today. It seems relevant. Reading it, it struck me that the world has always been in the throws of revolution. War, it is what defines us as humans. As does Love, too, certainly, and maybe Life is just what happens in between.

But also, are we not modern men and women? And yet regardless of our evolved thinking, we will always find new ways to kill each other. Such is the irony of our so-called 'modernity', and the ultimate truth of what we call 'technological advances'.

Siraj

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AL-QARIA
The Stunning Blow, The Calamity or Disaster

And what will explain to thee what the Day of Noise and Clamor is?
It is a Day whereon men will be like moths scattered about,
And the mountains will be like carded wool.
Then, he whose balance of good deeds will be found heavy,
Will be in a life of good pleasure and satisfaction.
But he whose balance of good deeds will be found light,
Will have as his home a bottomless Pit.
And what will explain to thee what this is?
But a blazing fire!