Sex Without Love

How do they do it, the ones who make love
without love? Beautiful as dancers,
gliding over each other like ice-skaters
over the ice, fingers hooked
inside each other’s bodies, faces
red as steak, wine, wet as the
children at birth whose mothers are going to
give them away. How do they come to the
come to the come to the God come to the
still waters, and not love
the one who came there with them, light
rising slowly as steam off their joined
skin? These are the true religious,
the purists, the pros, the ones who will not
accept a false Messiah, love the
priest instead of the God. They do not
mistake the lover for their own pleasure,
they are like great runners: they know they are alone
with the road surface, the cold, the wind,
the fit of their shoes, their over-all cardio-
vascular health–just factors, like the partner
in the bed, and not the truth, which is the
single body alone in the universe
against its own best time.

Sharon Olds

Pana la urma ma duc la arad( in september pana prin november rain.
Ma simt prost ca aflu ca Ian a dat sfoara-n tara la Cluj sa-mi gaseasca turn / baraca si io hop ca stai ca merg la arad(ea)…. iertaciune bre iertaciune.

„Nothing is important in life….for this reason I am a novelist. .. The novel is the one bright book of life. Books are not life. They are only tremulations on the ether. But the novel as a tremulation can make the whole man tremble. Which is more than poetry, philosophy, science or any other book tremulation can do.”
said D.H.Lawrence

Politicăsuţa poştală

Mi s-a pus în poştă(în Amsterdam, cartierul arab) prin decembrie un pamflet semnat de gruparea Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation), şi de pe Wikipedia in olandeza mi s-au confirmat urmatoarele:
The younger members of Hizb ut Tahrir in the Netherlands spread in December 2007 in different cities a pamphlet to all Mulims that calls up the islam to defend against ‘a film about the Noble Koran’. Although not named by name it is clear that the pamphlet has been directed against PVV-leader Geert Wilders, who is working on a film about the Koran.

Despre gruparea asta am mai aflat alte informatii nelinistitoare:

„In October 2002, a court in Denmark handed down a 60-day suspended sentence to Fadi Abdelatif, Hizb ut-Tahrir’s spokesman in Denmark, after he was found guilty of distributing racist propaganda. The title of a leaflet he distributed was a quote from Muhammad: ‘And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out.’ The hadith refers to the situation at the time the Antichrist (dajjal) has descended and the Muslims stand united fighting the Jews, who will take the Antichrist to be their God and Saviour. With the help of Isa, even the stones and rocks will call out and say, ‘There is a Jew standing behind me, come and kill this Jew'[55] The leaflet continues: ‘The Jews are a people of slander … a treacherous people … they fabricate lies and twist words from their right context.’

In January 2003, Hizb ut-Tahrir was barred in Germany from public activity on charges of spreading antisemitic propaganda and of being ‘hate preachers.’ Membership in the party is still permitted. German Interior Minister Otto Schily ruled that the group was ‘spreading hate and violence,’ and had called for the killing of Jews.[56]”

Geert Wilders (politician si autor al filmului mentionat mai sus) nu imi inspira nici el mai multa incredere intr-un viitor linistit, si nici admiratie pt capacitatile sale intelectuale, facand declaratii de genul:
„With all the tolerance we are having, unfortunately we are also tolerant to the intolerant, we should learn to start being intolerant to the people who are intolerant to us. This would be the best lesson for the Dutch Government.”
intr-un Interviu pe FoxNews.

In acelasi interviu sustine cu convingere si ideea ca Islamul ar fi o cultura retardata in comparatie cu cea europeana, pt ca instiga la crima. Ce pacat ca nu a fost tipul asta in zona pe vremea cruciadelor, ca sa restabileasca pacea prin intoleranta fata de Biblie, sau asa ceva…

Prin ideea ca Islamul instiga la crima, Wilders se refera probabil la apostazie. Articolul sapte din constitutia gruparii Hizb_ut-Tahrir prevede pedeapsa capitala pentru apostazie.(W.)
„Apostasy in Islam (Arabic: ارتداد, irtidād or ridda) is commonly defined as the rejection of Islam in word or deed by a person who has been a Muslim.The five major Madh’hab (schools of Islamic jurisprudence) agree that a sane adult male apostate must be executed.[1]” Mai multe despre apostazie in Islam aici.

Dupa faza cu caricaturile din Danemarca, si asasinarea regizorului Theo van Gogh, one can only wonder what could come next…

new cultures new creatures

„Jinn (Arabic: جن‎ ǧinn, singular جني ǧinnī ; variant spelling djinn) or genies are supernatural creatures in Arab folklore and Islamic mythology that occupy a parallel world to that of mankind. Together, jinn, humans and angels make up the three sentient creations of Allah. Religious sources say barely anything about them; however, the Qur’an mentions that Jinn are made of smokeless flame or „scorching fire”. Like human beings, the Jinn can also be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent.

The jinn are mentioned frequently in the Qur’an, and there is a surah entitled Sūrat al-Jinn in the Qur’an. It is in the 72nd chapter of the quran. In many modern cultures, a Genie is portrayed as a magical being that grants wishes. The earliest of such Jinn stories in folklore originate in the book of the One Thousand and One Nights.”

„The ghoul is a folkloric monster associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh, often classified as but not necessarily undead. The oldest surviving literature that mention ghouls is likely One Thousand and One Nights. The term is first attested in English in 1786, in Beckford’s Orientalist novel Vathek, which describes the ghūl of Arabian folklore. … In ancient Arabian folklore, the ghūl (Arabic: literally demon)dwells in burial grounds and other uninhabited places. The ghul is a devilish type of jinn believed to be sired by Iblis. The Arabian ghoul is a desert-dwelling, shape shifting demon that can assume the guise of an animal, especially a hyena. It lures unwary travellers into the desert wastes to slay and devour them. The creature also preys on young children, robs graves, drinks blood, steals coins and eats the dead, taking on the form of the one they previously ate.”

Ifrit—also spelled, efreet, ifreet, afreet, afrite, and afrit (Arabic: ʻIfrīt: عفريت, pl ʻAfārīt: عفاريت)—are supernatural creatures in Arabic and Islamin cultures. They are in a class of infernal Jinn, spirits below the level of angels, noted for their strength and cunning. An ifrit is an enormous winged creature of fire, either male or female, who lives underground and frequents ruins. Ifrits live in a society structured along ancient Arab tribal lines, complete with kings, tribes, and clans. They generally marry one another, but they can also marry humans. While ordinary weapons and forces have no power over them, they are susceptible to magic, which humans can use to kill them or to capture and enslave them. As with the jinn, an ifrit may be either a believer or an unbeliever, good or evil, but he is most often depicted as a wicked and ruthless being. Stories of ifrits were highly prevalent in Egyptian culture up until the Second World War. British soldiers visiting the pyramids reported that they had been warned by the locals of ifrits living in the desert in the form of a dog which would lead them astray until they became lost. At this time Ifrits were also said to have the power to turn humans into animals themselves.”