April 16, 2013

"You say rivers of wine flow in heaven, is heaven a tavern to you?"

"You say two houris await each believer there, is heaven a brothel to you?"

26 comments:

Original Mike said...

If it doesn't have a tavern, it ain't heaven.

Sorun said...

yes and yes.

traditionalguy said...

Everbody knows Heaven is a Golf Course. It belongs to the Master.

And golf courses have beer, wine and hard liquor with sandwiches brought to you by the Refreshment Cart girl who is usually the best looking and friendliest angel around.

Original Mike said...

"Everbody knows Heaven is a Golf Course."

Well, lots of people have observed that Heaven is pretty boring.

Bob Boyd said...

I found an angel carcass once, in a hayfield in Montana. Mostly all that was left was rib cage with two huge white wings remarkably intact. It stank of booze.
The halo was gone.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Call it what you will, the actual crime is making powerful, insecure people look stupid.

Colonel Angus said...

Turkey used to be considered a moderate Islamic country but it looks like its heading down the hellhole path like the rest of their brethren in the Middle East.

virgil xenophon said...

Wasn't it Mark Twain that commented something to the effect that he wouldn't possibly want to go to Heaven because all the worldly vices he enjoyed--wine, women and tobacco--were absent there? LOL.


PS: My Mother--who was an El PRIMO chocoholic--used to say that her idea of Heaven was to be alone on a tropical isle with an unlimited supply of nothing but chocolates so that when she gained 300lbs no one would be around to call her fat. LOL!

traditionalguy said...

@Original Mike...You are bordering on Heresy and Blasphemy charges in a single comment. Maybe you need a few lessons to straighten out your swing. Never give up.

edutcher said...

The difference between Islam and Christianity.

We think Bocaccio is a genius for doing this.

(Hell, we think Omar is, too, but we don't throw anybody in jail for quoting him)

(yet)

Original Mike said...

If it doesn't have a tavern, it ain't heaven.

In Heaven there is no beer,
that's why we drink it here

The Drill SGT said...

what Colonel Angus said. The military used to guard the secular Turkish Constitution. Now Obama has a friendly democracy instead, headed by an Islamic that plans to take Turkey into Sharia.

Those EU guys made the right call on Turkey...

The Drill SGT said...

I thought Heaven was guarded by US Marines?

Colonel Angus said...

If it doesn't have a tavern, it ain't heaven.

Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Ben Franklin

john said...

Everyone is trying

to get to the bar

The name of the bar,

the bar is called heaven

john said...

Not sure why tho,

nothing ever happens there.

Original Mike said...

@tradguy - I don't swing.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Shana said...

And in this mountain The Lord of hosts will make for all people A feast of choice pieces, A feast of wines on the lees, Of fat things full of marrow, Of well-refined wines on the lees. - Isaiah 25:6

Astro said...

Original Mike: +1.
God, what a boring game.

Astro said...

I guess they've never seen Rocky and Bullwinkle over there in Turkey:
The Ruby Yacht

edutcher said...

The Drill SGT said...

I thought Heaven was guarded by US Marines?

I heard the Rangers got there first.

Something about the 72 Virgins Dating Service.

Nomennovum said...

Turkey used to be considered a moderate Islamic country but it looks like its heading down the hellhole path like the rest of their brethren in the Middle East.

It's reverting to norm. Remember that movie from the '70s, Midnight Express? Turkey hasn't hasn't be free for most of its post-15th century history.

Hagar said...

Except for the style of the language, how is this different from the various "hurtful speech," etc. codes in Western lands?

Trashhauler said...

Seriously, the man sounds like an honest-to-God prophet.

Jeff Teal said...

joy without shame.Fiddler's Green,Elysium, Heaven .Does it really matter what we call it?

bagoh20 said...

He quoted a thousand year old poem.

A lawyer said no he didn't; he was using his own words. Lock him up.

It's a tax. It's a penalty.

Fine profession you got there. Seriously, are there any rules whatsoever to your game?

Tibore said...

I'm a little aggravated that the article characterized the religious influence in Turkey nowadays as "conservative". The truth is that they're religious regressives. Conservatism doesn't throw out what's established so quickly or easily; that's why it's conservative.

Really, it's more of a radical trait to get more repressive. But unfortunately, the term popularly applied is "conservative", regardless of its lack of accuracy.