An ex-Muslim explains what Muslims believe about the Jinn

Hot topics in delusion and rationalization.
Witness
Posts: 35500
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: An ex-Muslim explains what Muslims believe about the Jinn

Post by Witness »

Who said we (well, "we") have no djinns coming at night? :x

https://i.imgur.com/AmWgDMN.jpg
Witness
Posts: 35500
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: An ex-Muslim explains what Muslims believe about the Jinn

Post by Witness »

Ah, the dybbuks! There is an excellent short SF story about them. :mrgreen:

I searched for the engraving showing some demon/devil on the commode (trying to keep his tail out of the… unmentionable), but nope. I'll find it later.
shemp
Posts: 7213
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:16 pm
Title: inbred shit-for-brains
Location: Planet X

Re: An ex-Muslim explains what Muslims believe about the Jinn

Post by shemp »

Muslims, they're all meshuga!
Witness
Posts: 35500
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: An ex-Muslim explains what Muslims believe about the Jinn

Post by Witness »

Witness wrote: Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:55 am Ah, the dybbuks! There is an excellent short SF story about them.
Which you can get here: https://royallib.com/book/silverberg_ro ... ov_iv.html
I searched for the engraving showing some demon/devil on the commode (trying to keep his tail out of the… unmentionable), but nope. I'll find it later.
Here we go:

https://i.imgur.com/L6aKLBG.jpg
Belphegor

A demon who is one of the traditional seven princes of Hell. He seduces people by suggesting to them ingenious inventions that will make them rich.

From Hebrew, meaning "Lord of the Gap".
"Lord of the Gap", indeed! :mrgreen:
https://i.imgur.com/7rl21Ab.jpg
Giz
Posts: 4378
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:07 pm
Location: USA!

Re: An ex-Muslim explains what Muslims believe about the Jinn

Post by Giz »

If there's too much djinn, where's the tonic?
Giz
Posts: 4378
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:07 pm
Location: USA!

Re: An ex-Muslim explains what Muslims believe about the Jinn

Post by Giz »

I didn't poach it from him. I am far too shallow to go fishing in salman infested waters.
Witness
Posts: 35500
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: An ex-Muslim explains what Muslims believe about the Jinn

Post by Witness »

Saudi family take a genie to court over theft and harassment allegations
By MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE
UPDATED: 11:21 BST, 13 July 2009

A family in Saudi Arabia is taking a genie to court for theft and harassment.

The genie is accused of leaving them threatening voicemails, stealing their mobile phones and hurling rocks at them when they leave their house at night, according to the Al-Watan newspaper.

An investigation was under way, officials at the Shariah court said.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... tions.html

:BigGrin3:
Witness
Posts: 35500
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: An ex-Muslim explains what Muslims believe about the Jinn

Post by Witness »

Dutch-Moroccan woman in court for exorcism-related abuse

A Dutch-Moroccan woman will appear in court in Roermond on Thursday accused of the serious long-term physical abuse of her nine year-old son by ‘driving out spirits’, the Volkskrant reports.

The 39 year-old mother believed her son was possessed by a djinn, described in the Koran as a spirit made of smokeless fire. Many Muslims, including in the Netherlands, believe in the existence of such spirits, the paper writes.
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/01/d ... ted-abuse/

Universal stupidity. :|