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Postby tikay » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:03 pm

oh ahmed! you can do it...ya got big brains ! :lol:
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Postby ahmads » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:52 am

tikay wrote:oh ahmed! you can do it...ya got big brains ! :lol:

oh my god !!! I'm a genius man.
actualy I found it interesting ,,
but I don't have enough time to read...I try
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Postby tikay » Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:09 pm

I think it is hard to read a book on the computer and it must be hard on the eyes because we spend too much time on the computer already...here in the English clib! I will try to send you the book when my sister is done ...she is haveing a hard time getting through it too though!
Oh wonder how much it is to mail to you....so ar away! Once I was going to send three books to Japan and they wanted me to pay 17.00 dollars or something and that was like fifteen years ago...i kept those books for myself when they told me the cost :oops: ...poor Yuji never got his gifts!
He lived in Chiba...he was hitch-hiking in Hawaii and he needed a place to stay for the duration of his holiday so I rented him my guest room....needless to say I became his tour-guide and then his friend....my boys were little and we toured all the local beaches with YUJI....(Yokukura).
He liked to read about John F.Kennedy. He was into the conspiracy theory of the killing of this very popular American president.
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Postby ahmads » Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:18 pm

tikay wrote:I think it is hard to read a book on the computer and it must be hard on the eyes because we spend too much time on the computer already...here in the English clib! I will try to send you the book when my sister is done ...she is haveing

Thank you Tikey ..It is very nice from you..
But The problem is:
This book isn't allowed to publishing in Jordan ,,I think Christian here in Jordan have protested
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and If I receive this book I will face bad problems :? :?
maybe maybe I am not sure :lol:
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Postby tikay » Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:45 am

well that is it then the decision is made i cannot put you in jepardy my friend even if it is a good price at the post office! :lol:
I will have to give it to someone who won't be risking so much to read it!
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Postby hereiam » Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:10 am

I have started to read this plot cause as I can see it is a talk of the world. Both the book and the comming movie as well as court case. You know - I have a point to rethink for people who believe passionatelly that this book MIGHT be real - why don't you believe into the stories about Jesus that are in Bible (for example)?
You can also read online versions of Gospel and these books say quite different things about lot of things you have been writing here according to Dan Brown version (and not only his - what worse - cause he has a court case about copyrights to this book)
I am catholic who probably will never even read this book. Because I don't like sensational books based on religion. I think generally more eveil comes from such books than any use. And I have to say in that place that catholics are very civilised people compared to muslim believers who would give the author of such a book a death sentence and burn some embassays again.
but what I would like to finish with is that it is much harder probably to believe in Gospel than to believe in Dan Brown book.
Becasue simply much easier is to choose shorter way than a longer way - whatever it means.
Thanks for reading,
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Re: hello:)

Postby Dixie » Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:02 am

hereiam wrote:I have started to read this plot cause as I can see it is a talk of the world. Both the book and the comming movie as well as court case. You know - I have a point to rethink for people who believe passionatelly that this book MIGHT be real - why don't you believe into the stories about Jesus that are in Bible (for example)?
You can also read online versions of Gospel and these books say quite different things about lot of things you have been writing here according to Dan Brown version (and not only his - what worse - cause he has a court case about copyrights to this book)
I am catholic who probably will never even read this book. Because I don't like sensational books based on religion. I think generally more eveil comes from such books than any use. And I have to say in that place that catholics are very civilised people compared to muslim believers who would give the author of such a book a death sentence and burn some embassays again.
but what I would like to finish with is that it is much harder probably to believe in Gospel than to believe in Dan Brown book.
Becasue simply much easier is to choose shorter way than a longer way - whatever it means.
Thanks for reading,
hereiam


I strongly recommend that you read the novel, Hereiam. It's really, really beautiful. I have read it twice and it's now one of my favorite. You say you're a catholic and I guess a strong believer in religion, but if you've got an open mind you'll have no problem with the book. If you like mystery and adventure you'll get that too.
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Postby hereiam » Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:33 pm

Well... Dan Brown is someone you can "meet" on-line. As I can see he is a very intelligent and well-to-do man in his 50ties (probably) who can afford travelling the world to write the next bestseller.
You can read a bit below:
http://www.danbrown.com/meet_dan/index.html
Why should I believe him - not other people?
His bestselling book - surely - must be brilliant enough to be sold in 50 million copies worldwide but I know lot of other the same way inspiring stories that will never be so successfull because they arenot meant to be sold or bought.
So - don't understand me badly Dixie - some great painters died in total poverty and people reminded over them even 100 years later to recognize them as important and valid. When they were valid and innovative of course.
Dan Brown - for me - is a son of professor who was smart enough to use his numerous connections and inborn intelect to be successful writer during his lifetime. As deals the values he wants to give to me in his books - are there any?
Jane Austin presents a good picture/a perfect picture of her times. She gives a portrait of society. What presents Dan brown? Well written sensation?
Well... I have some other mysterious things to think about.
Much more positive than Dan Brown's one I hope.
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Postby Tora » Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:32 pm

I read it long time ago!
it was a success
i must confess!

The real sensation and i
do not regret
the time i spend

reading, i wasn't yawning, it was breath-taking and i adored it! Hmm... what to add here...
Yes, i hardy believe it, but i want to... believe! :wink:
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Postby tikay » Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:08 pm

Let me go ahead and just say what i am thinking to possibly help some people to understand the popularity of truth....the dan brown book is not that great because of the author dears...there are far better writers about...what is exceptional is that this subjects time has come...just as it is stated in the novel based on Spiritual christian Truths...you see it is not Dan who is being really applauded here, it is the subject he has chosen to write about, which is the ancient tradition of the search for the holy grail and the arc of the covenant.

If you think that there is some evil force of magic surrounding the story book, that will reach out and touch you with its angry claws, you are being far too superstitious which is what is wrong with religious teachings. Most all religious text are based on the wishes of the human and this is why they fail.

The bible was written by man~ honey about a man of GOD as we all are... and with the political structure of those times in mind, in particular ... believe me! The Bible was meant for the times...and it is lovely but it is far too mis-understood today.

Even the BIBLES vast popularity could not have been expected by those who wrote their words and pressed ancient chiseled instrument to stone tablet. :?

What the world needs is to stop the mass hypnosis that has been prompted by the Bible less studied followers who blindly follow like the flock of sheep follow the Shepard....
My personal JESUS moved forward with the times, and embraces all people ....
regardless of their lack of feeling for their human kin based upon out-dated thinking.


We need new mythologies that are, as good as, the old ones... and if no one is ever going to educate themselves in religeons and take the pen up as a sword against the poverty of the closed mind well, then let the demons of ignorance have you.
Jesus is sick and tired of everyones lack of imagination and I know this because HE AND ME...we are buddys...we talk all the time.
I talk to ALL the GODS... you see I love and believe in EVERY ONE OF THEM....we must bless them into being real, as co-creators in our very own lives, as Jesus told us to do before anyone ever wrote anything it is written on our hearts by our conciousness.

The Gnostic teachings are written on in hundreds of books....Dan just added a few new words to a very very old written work. the man got his information elsewhere. Indiana Jones is a movie about the arc as well and no one thinks the writer of this movie is the anti-crist....they think that I am. :lol:
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