Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ghost Dog Movie Quote

Ghost Dog:
The Way of the Samurai is found in death. Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day, when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears, and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day, without fail, one should consider himself as dead. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.
Awesome opening quote for a well written and entertaining movie.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

J.O. said...
The point of my post is that anyone can find such coincidences if they look for them.

A similar project -- that I might imagine is at odds with the Qaran -- is the Bible Code ( They found a whole bunch of predictions in the Torah. Actually, they were postdictions... predictions after the event. Not very impressive. And to show how ridiculous it is, they did the same exercise with "Moby Dick", and found lots of postdictions there too.

The Qaran does not predict the big bang. The related text is far too vague. It's yet another example of fitting loose text to known events.

If the Qaran really predicts things, then find some text in the Qaran that predicts an event that hasn't happened yet, and tell me when it's going to happen. Or extract from the Qaran some text that leads directly to a new scientific discovery. Not a discovery that is in the past. A NEW discovery that has not been made YET.

Do that a few times, and then I'll be impressed.

April 27, 2011 1:48 PM
Shiraz Engineer said...
OK Challenge accepted, how about the "Day of Judgement" synonymous with "cataclysm" or "apocalypse"(this is the prediction). And that is my point. It's part of the Unseen Test, one where you must be a believer to pass. Now if you dont believe in the last day, then you wont be successful on that day. A good sceptic would make the miniscule sacrifice to reap eternal rewards (sceptic of the devil's promises). A poor sceptic would be sceptic of Gods words, and actually follow the devil into materialism and failed theories like the one where it was proposed the universe is an eternal constant(the title escapes the tip of my tongue).

Allah"Do the unbelievers not realize that the heavens and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe?"
The Qur'an 21:30

God knows you exist, that is why he specifically mentioned YOU as the subject. Each of these verses have limitless and sound implications. the second part about water tells all about darwin and evolution in a nutshell.
The quran isnt some magic harry potter Nostradamus sooth sayer book. It' a book of warning and admonition, it contains stories of great prophets and men corrected from other old tales. Consider some new software, Quran is the .exe, but the Prophet is the application consultant who showed us how to apply it, His sayings contain hundreds of prophesies, but thats another blog page. Half or more of the signs of day of judgement have passed. The prophesies regarding excess killing and floods and quakes are in the process of fulfillment. Thanks for the forum.

April 27, 2011 4:05 PM

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