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playing off of steve's earlier post. - don't let the bastards grind you down.
taumeson
taumeson
playing off of steve's earlier post.
steve found an interesting point from the koran. it mentioned "sabians". who the fuck are they? did they make cymbals back in teh day or something? no, they are a religion that, like zoroastrianism, predates the hebrew faith (and therefore predates christanity (and therefore predates islam)). but unlike zoroastrianism, it is most likely the direct predecessor of judiasm. it was even said that father Abraham was a sabian! rock on. Here are their tenets:


  • Refrain from doing anything to your brother that you would not like to have done to you.
  • Do not boast, do not resort to boasting by mentioning your self and virtues.
  • Do not make vows on God's name when you are telling lies, and never start making vows right away to make someone believe.
  • Stick to honesty so that in your words yes will be a real yes, and no will be a real no.
  • Refrain from causing liars make vows on the name of God. Otherwise you will become a part of their sins, especially when you know that they will go back on their words.
  • Refer everything in you and everybody to God who knows all the secrets. He will be to you a just judge and a defender who shows you the solutions.
  • Avoid uttering superficial, wrong and negative words.
  • Do not cooperate with the persons who are in error.
  • Do not joke too much and laugh too much.
  • Do not criticize or reproach anybody. Do not utter negative words when you are angry, because this will put you in disgraceful situations, bringing on you shame and disregard, sin and trouble.
  • He who conquers his anger, knows his word, purifies his thoughts, and keeps his self pure, will be able to defeat all kinds of evil and wickedness.
  • Be conscious of the blessing.
  • Turn to piety.
  • Make dignity and maturity your habit.
  • Try to decorate yourself with good and agreeable manners.
  • Be balanced in everything you do.
  • Do not rush especially to punish the guilty. Every person should move away immediately from those who take the wrong path, and does evil, strange things. One should not think that one might save oneself while one's relations with them continue. Let us suppose that one has managed to cover up one's doings in this world; but one should not doubt that one's guilt will come out into the open in front of everybody in the 'day of religion' (in the nether world)".


word. i'm converting to sabian.
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swolfe From: swolfe Date: October 31st, 2002 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
word...i think we were already sabians but didn't know it...
swolfe From: swolfe Date: October 31st, 2002 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
seriously...this seems the most plausible because it's the simplest...
agentokazaki From: agentokazaki Date: November 6th, 2002 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)
grr. You're so boring! You never write in your live journal anymore!

When did you guys leave Tuesday morning? I wanted to come in and say hello before I left for school, but I didn't want to wake you. Ooooh, I got my SAT scores. 1320! oh yes!! I went up 130 points. I'm so great. :)

Are you coming up this weekend? You should.

xo, Jess
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