Tag Archives: Outrage

Liberty, power, and Flying Monkeys

  Rereading some of my old posts I came across this one, in which I carried on parallel discussions which at the time seemed to have nothing to do with each other, but which in retrospect were related. The idea of the post was to discuss the Holier-Than-Thou complex animating so many internet controversies using the example […]

All about the Koran

There is growing consensus among scholars of Arabic that the line in the Koran promising 72 virgins  in paradise to those who die for Islam is actually a result of a scribal error. The original text would have read “72 raisins.” Raisins were a highly prized foodstuff in the ancient Middle East (moist, sweet and nourishing) so it makes sense. […]