From: "Steve Franklin" <email@example.com>
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > belong to a really peculiar branch thereof. A Moslem might think he is
> > "the expected one," that is, the return of the Prophet, but it would
> > be blasphemy to claim to be Allah himself.
> They do claim to be Allah..... They don't actually claim to be Allah
> personally, the claim to do things in his name...
> Just like my priest when he says at Mass.. "take my body... take my
> blood... etc.." They are assuming Allah's duties, and they in essence
> become him in their actions...
> Here is some text from a page at here
> Martyrdom in the name of Allah carries the following benefits:
> eternal life in paradise
> permission to see the face of Allah
> the loving kindness of 72 virgins
> the promise of heaven for 70 relatives
> family financial rewards of thousands of dollars
> family increase in social status
As I said, in the NAME of Allah. And keep in mind that these guys wouldn't
use the word "God" anyhow. That's an English word, ultimately from a
Germanic term for Mercury. Allah is the Moslem version of Elohim, who is
Saturn. The tarot card is kind of peculiar too, though I suppose it's
possible it was planted by someone else with another agenda. There is a
common belief that the tarot is of Egyptian origin, but there's no
connection at all between modern Islam and the tarot or any other form of
occultism, at least in the European sense. It's the gamers and the comic
book crowd who would make the connection. This is Buffy the Vampire Slayer
territory more than any practical realm of belief.
I was specifically talking about schizophrenia--insanity in the medical
sense. The logic was that if these characters were insane, they wouldn't be
claiming to be God. If they are, and I'm not convinced of that--why only one
incident at one scene?--they aren't hallucinating. They're doing it for
effect, or they don't mean it literally. Again, that's Playstation