Reader-Submitted CCCE: It’s Called The Cradle of Civilization for a Reason

Reader Tamara sends this along. I’ve been mulling over my response to it for a week. Let’s see how I’m doing. All formatting anomalies are present in the source material.









Read down to the very bottom highlighted in green, IT GAVE ME GOOSEBUMPS!!! You don’t want to miss this! ((*_*))

VERY INTERESTING-

1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq.

2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization!

3. Noah built the ark in Iraq.

4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq.

5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq!

6. Isaac’s wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is in Iraq!

7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq.

8. Jonah preached in Nineveh – which is in Iraq.

9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel.

10. Amos cried out in Iraq!

11. Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem.

12. Daniel was in the lion’s den in Iraq!

13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the Fiery furnace!)

14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the “writing on the wall” in Iraq.

15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq.

16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq.

17. The wise men were from Iraq

18. Peter preached in Iraq.

19. The “Empire of Man” described in Revelation is called Babylon, which was a city in Iraq!

And you have probably seen this one. Israel is the nation most often mentioned in the Bible. But do you know which nation is second? It is Iraq! However, that is not the name that is used in the Bible The names used in the Bible are Babylon, Land of Shinar, and Mesopotamia. The word Mesopotamia means between the two rivers, more exactly between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The name Iraq, means country with deep roots.

Indeed Iraq is a country with deep roots and is a very significant country in the Bible.

No other nation, except Israel, has more history and prophecy associated it than Iraq.

And also, this is something to think about! Since America is typically represented by an eagle. Saddam should have read up on his Muslim passages…

The following verse is from the Koran, (the Islamic Bible)

Koran (9:11) – For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and there was peace.
(Note the verse number!) Hmmmmm?!









I BETTER NOT HEAR OF ANYONE BREAKING THIS ONE OR SEE DELETED This is a ribbon for soldiers fighting in Iraq. Pass it on to everyone and pray. Something good will happen to you tonight at 11:11 PM. This is not a joke one will either call you or will talk to you online and say that they love you. Do not break this chain. Send this to 13 people in the next 15 minutes. Go.









I think I can sum up the list of “facts about Iraq” presented in this email this way: A place in the region in which a particular religion developed (and in which the religions from which* that particular religion evolved also developed) figures prominently in the text of the holy book? Who would have expected that?

I don’t really care enough to go through all the bible examples to verify the locations, but I do want to point out that Gilgamesh lived in Iraq, too. He was pretty badass. I’m not sure if this is an example of it, but it looks a lot like the Christian apologist tactic of claiming that the mythology is true because the events happened in real places. The counterargument, which I’m shamelessly ripping off from The Non-Prophets, is that Spiderman takes place in New York, but that doesn’t make Spiderman real.

The problem with this email isn’t the simplistic and possibly not accurate geography lesson; it’s what follows it.

And also, this is something to think about! Since America is typically represented by an eagle. Saddam should have read up on his Muslim passages…

The following verse is from the Koran, (the Islamic Bible)

Koran (9:11) – For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and there was peace.
(Note the verse number!) Hmmmmm?!

Where to start? There’s the glaring sentence fragment up top, the labeling of the Quran as “The Islamic Bible,” which I’m guessing is not going to win any Muslim friends- is the Bible the “Christian Quran”? Are the Torah and Talmud the “Jewish Vedas”? Then there’s the long-ago debunked fake passage from the Quran. If you believe that one, I’ve got some Nostradamus quatrains for you.

Something good will happen to you tonight at 11:11 PM. This is not a joke one will either call you or will talk to you online and say that they love you.

The twelve-year-old girl promise just wraps it up nicely. And I doubt somebody would decide to call me and say they love me at 11:11 at night. I’m at work then, and I’m much more likely to get a call from someone who wants to tell me that their house is on fire, or their brother just cut his leg off, or that “I need to talk to the Chief about that stupid fuckin’ cop that just gave me a ticket.” But that’s just me and my job.

Hey, let’s score this.

Points for:

Multiple colors

Multiple type sizes

ALL CAPS

Urban legend

Promise of something good/unlikely if the email is passed on to X people in Y minutes

*Yes, I realize all the “(preposition) which” structures in this passage make me look like a total pedantic grammar bitch, but, well, I am.

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16 Responses to Reader-Submitted CCCE: It’s Called The Cradle of Civilization for a Reason

  1. Tamara says:

    I just wanted to say thanks for this well written and intelligent blog. About a year ago a friend of a friend began sending me various Christian themed forwarded emails. She either made the assumption that I am Christian or knows that I am not and thinks that these emails will convert me. Either way, I have always felt that sending such mail was inappropriate. Now instead of deleting these messages or having to confront this person, I can forward them to this blog. I enjoy reading the responses and can now read my mail with amusement instead of annoyance. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

  2. Well, I don’t even have to read your site to know that there is a lot of stupid stuff done in the name of Christ. It’s an old saw, just because there are some counterfeiters, we don’t quite using real currency. If you want to fairly evaluate Christianity, go to the source. Read the Scriptures. A ton of counterfeit doesn’t prove the worthlessness of money. Why waste your time in such a pursuit?

  3. maryt says:

    Where are you? What’s happened to you since the 14th?? Your stuff is great!

  4. UM says:

    Love this blog!

    I use to get a lot of forwarded “don’t break this or” stuff with angel graphics and threats of hell.

    But, lately, I get mostly “hot sexy singles” or “viagra cheap” emails. Except today, I got two—-“hot bodies black men looking for you” and “grow 4 inches”.
    Not sure…but I think the “angel crowd” must have given up on me and in retaliation sent my email addy to their enemies.

    http://www.seemedlikeagoodideathetime@wordpress.com

    I’d like to add you to our blogroll. If that’s good with you, come on by and give me an “uh-huh”.

  5. Lepht says:

    ooh, spangly. i’ve actually seen this one in the field – you should know that the verse of the Qur’an is actually a fake. there’s nothing in there about an eagle – verse 9:11 is actually something about modesty, IIRC.

    Lepht

  6. Kire says:

    [9.11] But if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, they are your brethren in faith; and We make the communications clear for a people who know.

    Oooh! Spooky! Goosebumps anyone?

  7. Kire says:

    Reference for the above post.

  8. Jeanne says:

    Actually, Bibles, crosses, statues, Stars of David, and other non Muslim religious literature and objects are banned from entering Saudi Arabia. Check out all of the items that are forbidden on Saudi Airlines: http://www.saudiairlines.com/services/travelguide.jsp

  9. sluggabohn says:

    I looked at the link that Jeanne left and the only prohibited items listed there are:
    “A number of items are not allowed to be brought into the Kingdom due to local regulations. These include alcoholic beverages, pork and pork products, prohibited drugs and narcotics, firearms, explosives, edged weapons and pornographic materials.”

    Goddamned Jesus Haters!

  10. With the exception of three facts in the article the rest can be proven by the Bible.

  11. Define “proven by the Bible.” Sure, they’re in the Bible, but that doesn’t make them true. Here’s a whole blog devoted to Biblical fallacies.

  12. Nichole says:

    That’s hilarious! Thanks for this post. I’m Muslim by the way and the verse “quoted” 9:11 is actually:

    9:11 But (even so), if they repent, establish regular prayers, and practise regular charity,- they are your brethren in Faith: (thus) do We explain the Signs in detail, for those who understand.

    The style of their fake verse is obviously in Biblical style which is not the style of Qu’ran.

    Nichole

  13. Ty says:

    I detest this kind of Christian blather.

  14. Thats a pleasant write-up! I am so glad you chose to write about it.

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