Why is a meteor worshipped at Mecca? What's it's significance?

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  1. John99 Banned Banned

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    i would think so too.
     
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  3. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Why didn't you kiss the left foot?
    What makes the right foot so special?
     
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  5. swivel Sci-Fi Author Valued Senior Member

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    I really, really, really would enjoy placing a live grenade alongside that rock.

    Just for shits and giggles.
     
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  7. PsychoticEpisode It is very dry in here today Valued Senior Member

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    This really looks like some art decco rendition of a bedpan. But a bedpan for what?

    Just another custom that's an embarassment to the entire human race.
     
  8. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    For shits and giggles apparently
     
  9. PsychoticEpisode It is very dry in here today Valued Senior Member

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    Apparently so. Is there a proper way to smooch this thing? Any tonguing, sucking or planting a big sloppy wet one allowed?
     
  10. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    No idea, most people just use it for counting the tawaf; it's too crowded to actually get near it. Besides the whole notion is highly unhygienic IMO. I've seen people wave at it from a distance, a more platonic affection, if you will
     
  11. Medicine*Woman Jesus: Mythstory--Not History! Valued Senior Member

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    M*W: Monkeys see, monkeys do. I kissed the right foot, too, just like everybody else. After waiting in line so long, why not? I forget the magical, wonderful things that were supposed to happen to anyone who kissed it. I wonder if that's where the saying comes from, "Kiss my foot?"
     
  12. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Because of the shape of the stone it is actually not that easy to kiss it. (and yes, the shape is like a vagina or well....)
     
  13. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    yeah, it does have that Georgia O'keeffe sort of look to it doesn't it?!?!

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  14. swivel Sci-Fi Author Valued Senior Member

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    Was it the desert heat that made the Muslims crazy?
     
  15. charles brough Registered Senior Member

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    I did some research on this issue. There is good Koran as well as Bible scholarship. Indications are that the pre-Muslim era religion in Arabia was mid-way from evolving out of the mother-goddess religious system common around the world in prehistory. The black rock (perhaps originally a meteorite) was their symbol for Her. With a prominent cleft in it (like the vaginal opening) is was a likely symbol! The new Muslim religion just adopted it---as did Christianity with the old pagan holidays such as Christmas) and made it their holy of holys.

    It is of note that it represented the moon goddess which was then called "Allah." The Black Box temple was staffed with a flag with Her moon crescent on it. That is why the crescent is a symbol of Islam.

    One thing about religions is that they all have to evolve like everything else. None have ever sprung up in isolation. Evolution is nature!

    charles
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  16. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Stone Then
    Treated with reverence and dignity.

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    Stone Now
    Carted around and smooched at by fanatics.

    Ah, Progress.
     
  17. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    heh....
     
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  19. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Not at all it's very easy to kiss it.
     
  20. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Could you cite me your sources?
     
  21. Medicine*Woman Jesus: Mythstory--Not History! Valued Senior Member

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    M*W: It sort of reminds me of an infant's head emerging from the birth canal.
     
  22. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    I thought it looked like a bent chrome hubcap. But yeah I could imagine a silver sculpture of a robotic vagina.
     
  23. krokah Registered Senior Member

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    It kinda looks like one of those old fashion bedpans...snicker...
     

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