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rsharvey's Avatar Comment 1 by rsharvey

"In any case, it does not affect the prayers."
Yeah, they're probably right about that...

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:27:00 UTC | #344619

glenister_m's Avatar Comment 3 by glenister_m

If only they had a way of noticing their religion was out of alignment with the present century...

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:28:00 UTC | #344621

exchemist's Avatar Comment 2 by exchemist

This is, I have to admit, pretty awesome.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:28:00 UTC | #344620

Quetzalcoatl's Avatar Comment 4 by Quetzalcoatl

Some worshippers are said to be anxious about the validity of their prayers.


Yet they simultaneously believe Allah sees and hears everything.

Oh beautiful contradiction.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:29:00 UTC | #344622

beanson's Avatar Comment 5 by beanson

Ah ha ha aha ahaha a ahhahaha ahaha
fucking idiots

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:31:00 UTC | #344623

Tyler Durden's Avatar Comment 6 by Tyler Durden

"There are no major errors but corrections have been made for some old mosques, thanks to modern techniques" - Tawfik al-Sudairy
Oh beautiful contradiction #2.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:32:00 UTC | #344625

SaganTheCat's Avatar Comment 7 by SaganTheCat

"In any case, it does not affect the prayers."


pheeeeeeeew!

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:35:00 UTC | #344630

Ajzzz's Avatar Comment 9 by Ajzzz

It's not about being correct, it's about trying your hardest. It's a bit like Qassam rockets.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:36:00 UTC | #344632

Caudimordax's Avatar Comment 8 by Caudimordax

Not only do they think their imaginary god is real, they think he's a pencil-necked bean counter who doesn't answer his mail if it comes through the slot upside down.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:36:00 UTC | #344631

NewEnglandBob's Avatar Comment 10 by NewEnglandBob

They didn't talk about the hole in their heads or about the wide niche or chasm in their deluded thinking.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:42:00 UTC | #344635

prettygoodformonkeys's Avatar Comment 11 by prettygoodformonkeys

This is like the nuns who (reported by B. Russell) showered, alone, in a special robe - to be modest in front of The Lord.

Because, though omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, He is foiled by a light cotton robe.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:48:00 UTC | #344636

root2squared's Avatar Comment 12 by root2squared

Speaking of mosques - When I was in Bombay, there was one about a kilometer from my house. I used to be up by 5 and every freaking day around 5 AM in the morning there would be this loud wailing noise that was so annoying. No goddamn consideration for anyone else.

Someone needs to get these idiots a sound encoder that transmits their prayers in the inaudible range. Surely their powerful god can buy a bloody decoder at the other end?

Some worshippers are said to be anxious about the validity of their prayers.


Hahahaha....seriously, you have to be mentally retarded to be worrying about this kind of stuff.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:49:00 UTC | #344637

Ian in OH's Avatar Comment 14 by Ian in OH

D'oh!

"In any case, it does not affect the prayers."

Really? So this 5x per day exercise can just be in the approximate or the vague direction of Mecca (the Kaaba)? Your standards are slipping, boys...

Some worshippers are said to be anxious about the validity of their prayers.

Of all the things to spend your time worrying about in this life. Whether you're kneeling in the correct direction so that words spoken to yourself/to the air can be received by Allah. As much of a badass as he's supposed to be, a prayer said whilst kneeling to the West, He just can't seem to tune in the proper frequency, I guess.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:53:00 UTC | #344641

mitch_486's Avatar Comment 13 by mitch_486

NEXT ON BBC NEWS:

"A man's shoelaces are tied too tight"


- oh, do tell

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:53:00 UTC | #344640

root2squared's Avatar Comment 15 by root2squared

11. Comment #360935 by prettygoodformonkeys

Which leads to a very important theological question that has never been asked - does god watch you having sex?

If no, then why does he care so much about people's sex lives? If yes, why is he such a pervert?

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:56:00 UTC | #344643

hungarianelephant's Avatar Comment 16 by hungarianelephant

Islamic affairs ministry deputy secretary

See, they're learning how to do this modern government malarky.

Give it a couple of years and they'll have an Infidel Outreach Liaison Officer. Possibly.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:01:00 UTC | #344650

The Hogfather's Avatar Comment 17 by The Hogfather

"Some worshippers are said to be anxious about the validity of their prayers".

Ha!Ha! The funniest thing I have read all day that one.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:01:00 UTC | #344651

Bonzai's Avatar Comment 18 by Bonzai

Well you wonder what these people can acheive if they stop occupying their brains with such nonsensical concerns and use them for something more productive.

There have been suggestions that laser beams could be used to make an exact measurement.


Of course Allah never gave them the laser, the infidels did.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:06:00 UTC | #344654

Vaal's Avatar Comment 19 by Vaal

Cracking stuff. Ripe for satire and comedy. Musical prayer mats anyone? Any potential Muslim Dave Allen's out there?

I guess they won't be making an Islamic remake of "Lost in Space" then. That would really confuse them, or isn't God omnipresent? Does he just live in some god forsaken hole in the desert. Poor bugger.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:06:00 UTC | #344655

Tzsak's Avatar Comment 20 by Tzsak

Maybe they should try making a portable prayer antenna.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:08:00 UTC | #344656

Bonzai's Avatar Comment 21 by Bonzai

hungarianelephant

See, they're learning how to do this modern government malarky


And they apparently also know how to use laser.

Vaal

Cracking stuff. Ripe for satire and comedy


Not until you read this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4941816.stm

It reminds me of a story I heard long ago. A cannibal went to Europe to learn to be civilized. After a few years of immersing himself in high society, he has transformed himself into a cultured gentleman.

When he arrived home they threw a big feast for him. When he saw his friends and relatives consumming human flesh with their hands, he was appalled. He said, "Look at you barbarians, have you heard of forks and knives?"

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:12:00 UTC | #344662

Peej's Avatar Comment 22 by Peej

Someone needs to make a Point-Me-To-Kabba iPhone app.
There are about 1.5 billion muslims in the world, how many of them do you think own iPhones?

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:15:00 UTC | #344669

God fearing Atheist's Avatar Comment 23 by God fearing Atheist


"In any case, it does not affect the prayers."


... they work as well mis-aligned as aligned - not at all. Oops!

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:21:00 UTC | #344673

stevenLagnew's Avatar Comment 24 by stevenLagnew

The prayers are not affected.
Well im glad, for a second I thought they were wasting their time by praying

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:32:00 UTC | #344681

prettygoodformonkeys's Avatar Comment 25 by prettygoodformonkeys

15. Comment #360942 by root2squared

I know, I wish I'd have had the presence of mind to tell that to the preachers who said that God (or your dead Grandmother, or whoever) can see you when you're masturbating...."Why does he want to? And they call that Heaven? Is that what our work is going to be when we get there, watching young people masturbate?"

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:35:00 UTC | #344684

Vaal's Avatar Comment 26 by Vaal

Bonzai

Hopefully the Muslim astronaut (Mohammednaut?) is a bit more competent than the pilot who decided to pray to Allah rather than land his aircraft safely, or their space program will consist of adding new craters to the moon.

I think I would rather put my faith in a competent and rational individual such as Chesley B. Sullenberger or the cool head of Neil Armstrong, than an individual head-hugging a mat when a crisis occurs. If it wasn't so funny it would be tragic.

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:38:00 UTC | #344687

Koreman's Avatar Comment 28 by Koreman

Off topic, another account removed by Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOUj0SKYJEM

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:41:00 UTC | #344691

daveau's Avatar Comment 27 by daveau

I am more fortunate in my religious choice; it doesn't really matter if I aim directly at Asgaard or not...

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:41:00 UTC | #344690

fr33radicalls's Avatar Comment 29 by fr33radicalls

i've also heard that the water thats been splashed about for quite some time now is'nt holy at all ,but just normal water .....iv've also heard the burka is worn the wrong way round it was meant to protect the back of the neck when they first came out in the shops......

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:41:00 UTC | #344693

fr33radicalls's Avatar Comment 30 by fr33radicalls

thats just what i heard , it doesnt make it true...

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:42:00 UTC | #344695