Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Koran

Back a few months ago when the jumbled angst was tumbling across the internet over the degradation of the Koran, I stumbled over to the CAIR site and ordered one. Actually, they were giving them away, not unlike some other religions give away their bibles. No links, dammit. Google it yourself.

I figured that if they were spending money like water, I'd get one and see what all the fuss was about. No, I don't intend to read it. Just make them waste money on me.

On arrival, I noticed immediately that one urban myth was patently false. This thing is big. It is about 8.5 X 11 inches and weighs about four pounds. It is three inches thick. (no, I didn't measure it. All these are estimates.) However, there is no damned way you are going to flush this thing without serious damage to your septic pipes. That myth is bullshit.

I'm using it for a doorstop right now. Don't know what I'm going to do with it next, but reading it isn't in the plans. I might put it out by the barbeque and use a few pages at a time for tender when I'm lighting charcoal. I don't think it will affect the taste of pork ribs.

2 comments:

plblark said...

When I was in college, there were often people walking around handing out those pocket versions of the bible. Granted, they were not the WHOLE bible but I'd still have been a bit disturbed had someone flushed one in a toilet. Perhaps the Koran flushed was not the same type of Koran you ordered?

Apples to Oranges I say ;-)

Hobie said...

Well, I ordered one as well. I'm actually interested in what they've actually printed and Arabic is not a language I've learned.