Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Meccan Mean Time?

Sometimes I get the feeling that many of my Christian friends think that I 'pick on' Christianity too much and I am not leveling my wit and sarcasm at other religions that might actually be engaging in activities that might be light-years more ludicrous. To a point they are right and I tend to focus my energies in mocking some of the more asinine practices of my Christian brethren.

In my defense I focus on the followers of Christianity because two reasons:

1. Generally that's who I'm surrounded by.

And more importantly...

2. Because most other religons are so ridiculous and ludicrous that it feels like I'd be going after so much 'low hanging fruit'.

But you know what? That ends now. I will start going after the whack-o's of Islam. To that end...

A group of Muslim scientists (the irony is not lost on me) and clerics have come to a conclusion recently. This esteemed group has "called for the adoption of Mecca time to replace GMT, arguing that the Saudi city is the true center of the Earth".

Is this truly the biggest problem Muslims have to deal with today?

OK! I'll tell you what Mohammed you get your kids to stop strapping high explosives to their bodies and setting them off amongst other people you deem infidels, and we'll gladly make Mecca the new GMT. If that's all it would take I think we could get the rest of the civilized world on-board.

Though somehow, I think that would be just the first of the demands to come out of the Caliphate!

Lighten up Mohammed, you lost...deal with it!



Anonymous said...

Robert, can't we English be left with anything? OK we stole it to start with but can't we keep one thing?

Anonymous said...


It actually sounds like something our congress would do.

The Thomas P. O'Neill memorial meridian or the Dan Quayle date line.


Yah! You went to the trouble to paint that long line through town!

The people before you just stole it from someone else anyway.

Ed said...

Robert, even the Pope thinks the fastest growing religion is the Muslim religion, so don't wrote off Mohammad just yet. In a 100 years we may be keeping time with our Muslim clocks. :)

I think the greast problems Muslims face is each other. The Sunnis and the Shi'a(?) seem to be directing more violence towards each other than at any other group of people.

SirRobert said...

Ed said;

In a 100 years we may be keeping time with our Muslim clocks. :)

Somehow I doubt that very much!


Anonymous said...

Actually Islam is the fastest growing religion in Western countries.

The growth of the most vibrant, faithful, amazing varieties of Christianity are vastly outstripping the growth of Islam in Africa and Asia.

To Dr. Ratzinger's point - they aren't exactly of the papal variety, if you know what I mean.


SirRobert said...

Does any one else think the current pope looks like Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars movies!

Pope Palpatine I

cue The Imperial March!