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Sacred Mysteries: A Danger of Being Possessed by Jinn
The Telegraph ^ | 21 Jun 2013 | Christopher Howse

Posted on 06/22/2013 12:58:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Christopher Howse finds that a health leaflet mentions a belief that jinn can cause madnessM.

Christopher Howse8:36PM BST 21 Jun 2013Comments7 Comments Although the pamphlet, called Feeling Stressed, was subtitled “A leaflet for Muslims”, I took a look at it, and found something surprising. One of the questions addressed was: “What if my problem is caused by jinn possession?”

“People can mistake mental illness for jinn possession,” the answer began. “So, even if you feel that you may be possessed, it is important that you see a doctor.”

This is no doubt sound advice, but I was left wondering whether the appearance of jinn (which is the plural of jinni) was more a matter of culture than of religion. Further investigation left me even less sure.

European culture is hardly familiar with jinn. In the first tale of the Arabian Nights, we might remember, a traveller accidentally kills a jinni’s child by tossing a date stone behind him. But the Arabian Nights are about as far as general knowledge goes. In translation, they made a great impression on British culture in the 19th century. Newman was not alone, as an imaginative child, when he “used to wish the Arabian Nights were true”.

So the most famous jinni in the Western world is the Genie of the Lamp in the story of Aladdin. Victorian magic-lantern slides (like the one pictured here) showed Aladdin carried by him through the air. The tale had been incorporated into the One Thousand and One Nights in 1709 by its French redactor, Antoine Galland, in a version he had heard from a Syrian from Aleppo, a Maronite (a Catholic Christian of a Syriac rite).

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1 posted on 06/22/2013 12:58:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Monkey Face; Darksheare; NicknamedBob; fanfan

I’m worried about this. I’m also worried about the fact that my posts are being autocorrected.

This seems like it could be an Undead Thread, if we wanted one.


2 posted on 06/22/2013 1:00:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Gin. Rummy. It’s all good.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 1:02:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve been possessed by gin.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 1:02:35 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido
Bottle of Jinn...


5 posted on 06/22/2013 1:05:22 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Tax-chick

Autocorrected?


6 posted on 06/22/2013 1:06:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

I thought JR preferred bourbon and branch?


7 posted on 06/22/2013 1:07:49 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: nickcarraway

Yes. When I type “teh,” it fixes to “the.” Then I have to retype it, and the second time it just gives me nasty little red correction. And when I type vey, it doesn’t know what to do so it just leaves it. Must think I wanted to say, “Oy vey!” except it objects to “Oy.”


8 posted on 06/22/2013 1:08:32 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: Larry Lucido
"I thought JR preferred bourbon and branch?"

It was always a mystery as to who shot JR...


9 posted on 06/22/2013 1:11:11 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Tax-chick

Autocorrect is misnamed. Why does it put, “hedonism,” and, “ballerina,” in the middle of sentences.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 2:09:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Tax-chick

Autocorrect is misnamed. Why does it put, “hedonism,” and, “ballerina,” in the middle of sentences.


11 posted on 06/22/2013 2:09:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Why does it put, “hedonism,” and, “ballerina,” in the middle of sentences>

There you have one of life's mysteries. Maybe it's a programmer joke, like my doctor's computerized record system's defaulting to, "Complaint: Walking Corpse Syndrome."

12 posted on 06/22/2013 2:44:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: nickcarraway; Sir Francis Dashwood; Salvation; Tax-chick; metmom
This article does point out the flaws of Islam -- at the end it points out an inconsistency: jinn are distinct creations, separate from angels, yet Iblis (Satan) is referred to once as a jinn and once as an angel in the Koran

If the Koran is the perfect word of Allah, completed unaltered and untouched by Mo, then this casts serious doubts on Allah's editing skills, to say the very least...

13 posted on 06/22/2013 2:59:39 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Cronos

Consistency is the bugaboo of small minds, somebody said.


14 posted on 06/22/2013 3:02:04 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The world understands that Putin means it and Obama doesn't." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Larry Lucido

“I’ve been possessed by gin”

Me too. I switched to vodka and all was well in my world.

A little more expensive...but hey! I’m worth it.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 3:42:06 PM PDT by berdie
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To: nickcarraway

a true believing christian, who has the Holy Spirit indwelling them, cannot be possessed by demons/evil spirits/jinn.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 5:27:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tax-chick; Darksheare; Monkey Face

Are we moving here for July?


17 posted on 06/28/2013 4:58:57 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: Larry Lucido

How did I know that I would not be the first poster reporting gin possession. Or possession by gin, whichever comes first.


18 posted on 06/28/2013 5:01:10 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: nickcarraway

The Blue Jinn! C'mon, who remembers this blast from the past...

19 posted on 06/28/2013 5:06:24 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: fanfan

I guess not ... nobody liked it but me.


20 posted on 06/28/2013 5:16:27 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I want shrimp tacos.)
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To: workerbee
He was her husband. He was in the Mohammed movie, but I don't think he was Muslim.
21 posted on 06/28/2013 5:30:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Tax-chick

I liked it. Sorry I didn’t take the time to post that.


22 posted on 06/28/2013 5:46:56 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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