Sunday, December 18, 2005

Mythbust: Are Microsoft and the Quran in Cahoots?

I just got this forward that appears to show some eerie coincedences between calendar numbers, flight numbers, verse numbers, and occurances relating to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre. According to this forward, the Quran states in verse 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"

It says that the plane that crashed into the Twin Towers on Sept 11, was flight number Q33 NY. Now, as an exercise, open a Word document and type "Q33 NY", up the font size to 48, then change the font to wingdings.

What do you get?

OK, scary right? However, do you believe every forward you get? I remember once that I got an email that stated that I could make millions of dollars from Bill Gates if I simply forwarded it to people. I was considering that jaguar I've always wanted and a house in the Palm Springs, but then a little voice came into my head and said "HELLO!" It was a scheme, a hoax, a fun trick played by some nerds somewhere.

What the Quran ACTUALLY states in 9:11 is:

"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."

These forwards may give us a little chuckle, but they can incite hatred and have a snowball effect of creating stupid superstitions to people who take them as a rule of law. Luckily, Google came to save the day again.

7 Comments:

Blogger Blackempress said...

WEIrd links ppl keep finding!
I really dont believe in all these Fwds.
NO offence meant to anyone.
But good sharing SIR:)

1:57 AM  
Blogger Man said...

agreed w empress. i heard abt bush being a member of 'satan'-a religious group(correct me if i'm wrong) n e whole thingy was conspired by it. believe or not. the world is getting out of hand with ambitious governance.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I totally concur with empress.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Queen of Ass said...

Hmmm...I get emails talking about how much better my sex life would be if I took Cialis.

10:12 PM  
Blogger madamerouge said...

In Google We Trust

10:12 PM  
Blogger exile said...

meh, there are so many different levels of evil now a days, we're all in cahoots in some way.

10:26 PM  
Blogger FFFrapgirl said...

I did the word thing..a tree, heart and an eyeball...Skerrrd the shit outta me..NOT! WTF!! HAHA! People are idiots!

6:08 AM  

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