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    Яαgιи Яαvєи
    Cairo, Egypt
    Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention.
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Tapping at my chamber door

In 2008, I'll Get Me A Shotgun

I will also:
2. Get closer to
Job hunt some more.
4. Get closer to my
5. Learn a new language.
Finish at least one screenplay.
Lose the extra weight.
8. Get a
driver's license. I will not buy a car.
9. I will
rule my world.
10. I will have my

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The tree that spoke their language

And so there's a tree, they said. In Cairo it stands tall with words of God created for men to see, to resurrect their faith. They said on TV that some smart dude took a picture of the tree and set himself a nice booth at one corner of the street, where he sits and sells copies, ORIGINAL COPIES, of the "holy tree".

Apparently he's making good money out of it. People want to be used.

Do we really need miracles in order to believe? I couldn't but remember stories in the holy Quran about Prophets being asked by their people for signs, for miracles. Do us something extraordinary, they said. We're not stupid.

Scientifically speaking, the words embossed on the tree could only have happened if a dude 5-10 years ago carved them into the tree. Another hoax done by a simple man… to very stupid people… but then again, that's only science speaking.

Men are divided into two groups, I always thought. There are men of science and men of faith. But where men of science always follow logic and truth and clues, men of faith just believe and follow their hearts. In the end, they both should follow the same track, but they're just too stupid to realize it.

So the world's round, they said. Did our faith in that have to wait until we could see it from outer space?

I doubt that.

What if NASA was lying?

What if the world's an illusion? What if life is just one long dream?

I've had crueler dreams. Why couldn't life be a lengthy one?

Why can't all the people we know be figments of our imagination, created by our sick minds in order to feel normal and free? What if the truth is that we're only souls, each locked inside a dark room waiting for emancipation?

Proof is an impossibility. Proof is extracting a bloodstain and scanning it for DNA in a murder scene.

But then again… that could still be just a bad dream.


Do we need a sign from God in order to know that he's still out there, still listening?

Even if those marks on that tree were real, why glorify it? Why not just say Sobhan Allah and walk away. Back in Al Madina Al Monawwara there were men whose sole objective was to touch the doors of Al Masjid Al Nabawy, seeking its blessings, even though the Prophet's been long gone for hundreds of years. At Ka'aba they do the same, even though God is seven skies above. Why touch bricks or a black sheet when you can stand there, look up, and pray? Omar Al Farouk, who was known to be firm, chopped down Shajarat Al Redwan because he feared that it would cause fitna to people. He left the sphinx and the ancient ruins because they wouldn't cause that, they would only teach people about their ancestors whose civilization only brought arrogance to them. Amthal… that's what God named it in His book.

I just hope they don't start praying to the tree.

If I could, I would chop it down.

أعوذ بالله من فتن الدنيا

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