Religion and Spirituality

Foretelling Saturday: Better Randomness and More Options

Fridays keep getting away from me, so I must sacrifice alliteration sometimes just for the sake of getting some post any post up. Last week I tried using an internet site to randomly generate a Bible verse. Not only was the verse about me being able to get a boat to wait on me inaccurate, nothing waited on me and I encountered no boats, I realized internet Bible verse generators are not random, in that they are working from a “selection” of verses.  Probably so that nobody gets verses about gushing bowels or donkey emissions. This week then, I am back to jabbing my finger at a physical bible, but I am also going to jab a finger a physical translation of the Koran, and then see which prophesy I like better.  First up, Bible:

  Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will give Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt into the hands of his enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadrezar king of Babylon, his enemy, and that sought his life.

I cannot figure out how to prophesy from that.  At all. What does the Koran have for me?

And We put coverings over their hearts (and minds) lest they should understand the Qur’an, and deafness into their ears: when thou dost commemorate they Lord – and Him alone – in the Qur’an, they turn they backs, fleeing (from the Truth).

That seems to have correctly predicted the Qur’an would not be helpful in my bibliomancy.  So…win? Maybe an Egyptian dynasty will be overthrown this week after losing battles to some Greeks.

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Elizabeth is a professional belly dancer, a flaky computer scientist, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer. She lives in Georgia (the state of the U.S., not the country) but is nonetheless somehow not a combination of stereotypes from Gone with the Wind and Deliverance. Her personal blog is Coffeefied. Operafied. Fluffified. Beglittered.

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