Sour grapes for those Islamist martyrs?

your say September 01, 2018 01:00

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Re: “What’s really awaiting jihadis in heaven?”, Have Your Say, yesterday.

What’s really awaiting Jihadis in paradise? It could be grapes. The Koran says martyrs going to heaven will get “hur”, and the word was taken by early commentators to mean “virgins”, hence those 72 consorts. But in Aramaic, hur meant “white” and was commonly used to mean “white grapes”. So the jihadi may end up with raisins.

Regarding the God question, as the philosopher AJ Ayer said, “If God is a metaphysical term, the atheist’s claim that God doesn’t exist is just as nonsensical as the theist’s.”

If God is in everything, then we do experience him.

Ian Martin