Martyrs and the 72 Virgins

Monday, November 21st, 2005

A brief thought for all those who seek shortcuts to the pleasures of heaven. The Koran’s promise of 72 virgins for martyrs of Islam may be true. What the leaders fail to tell the faithful is that, being heaven, the virgins remain virgins…forever.

For a more scholarly take on the issue you might look at
http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,631357,00.html

If you get bored, at least skip to the bottom three paragraphs. The thought of martyrs getting 72 raisins is amusing.