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Didn't match the description

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:58 am
by dante
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/ar ... 3e6af7.311 What a horrendous country really. A guy was hanged for claiming to be God?
He didn't match the description of God obviously - beard didn't even remotely resemble God's or he couldn't offer any substantial proof of his identity or whatever.
I wonder if he was given a chance to defend himself. A chance to pass some test for his Godliness, or it was a death penalty out of a cuff.

I'm sure that despicable, beastly, murderous bastards who ordered this and all those who support them will have a VIP lounge in Hell, with the fire underneath twice the size of Olympic flame.

Re: Didn't match the description

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:04 pm
by russcable
dante wrote:A guy was hanged for claiming to be God?
He didn't match the description of God obviously - beard didn't even remotely resemble God's or he couldn't offer any substantial proof of his identity or whatever.
I think I read this in a book somewhere.

Re: Didn't match the description

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:21 pm
by dante
The news is less than a day old so the book is hardly about the same guy. The man possibly had been in jail for a while before he was hanged though.

Re: Didn't match the description

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:26 pm
by Bobinwales
I think that Russ was talking about a book that was written about two thousand years ago.

Re: Didn't match the description

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:27 pm
by Erik_Kowal
I think Russ may have had a certain very old book in mind....

Re: Didn't match the description

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:34 pm
by dante
I misinterpreted russcable's writing obviously :( Now I understand it, the analogy is very much to the point. I hope that this poor guy will be the last one who was killed by those lunatics there.

Re: Didn't match the description

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:25 pm
by russcable
...and corruption. ...
... and had succeeded in gathering around him young Arabs from Khuzestan province," which has a large Arab minority
I don't know any more of the story than that those three sentences, but he seems to have been doing more than being quietly crazy in the corner. He seems to have been fomenting some anti-government sentiment among his followers just like that other person. (Of course, I mean Charles Manson. ;) )