Happy Axial Tilt

In the spirit of the holidays, I present you with this verse:

"May all living things be happy and at their ease! May they be joyous and live in safety! All beings, whether weak or strong - omitting none - in high, middle, or low realms of existence, small or great, visible or invisible, near or far away, born or to be born - may all beings be happy and at their ease! Let none deceive another, or despise any being in any state; let none by anger or ill will wish harm to another! Even as a mother watches over and protects her only child, so with a boundless mind should one cherish all living beings, radiating friendliness over the entire world, above, below and all around without limit; so let him cultivate a boundless good will toward the entire world, uncramped, free from ill will or enmity."
HA! Had you going there, didn't I? Yer right, that's not from the Koran, all that peace and love stuff, that's from the Metta Sutra. Buddhist. Lotta damned infiddles, them are.

THIS is the koran, baby:
3 ... He would certainly have punished them in this world: And in the Hereafter they shall (certainly) have the Punishment of the Fire.
4 ... and if any one resists Allah, verily Allah is severe in Punishment.
7 ... And fear Allah. for Allah is strict in Punishment.
17 The end of both will be that they will go into the Fire, dwelling therein for ever. Such is the reward of the wrong-doers.
18 Fear Allah, and let every soul look to what (provision) He has sent forth for the morrow. Yea, fear Allah.
19 And be ye not like those who forgot Allah. and He made them forget their own souls! Such are the rebellious transgressors!
20 Not equal are the Companions of the Fire and the Companions of the Garden: it is the Companions of the Garden, that will achieve Felicity.

And that's not the worst of it, it's just chapter 59 that I happen to be reading right now. Only 24 lines, and never really gets its hellfire on--no skins melting off, no drinking boiling liquids. All that's been covered already, but go look for it yourself if you want it.

Happy fucken christmas.

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