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XML Quran

sell technical books to members of other faiths...
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There are many "<subject> Bible" books (eg XML Bible, Java Bible etc...) why not have the same books with titles that are more welcoming to people of different faiths? An example would be XML Quran (since there are more muslims than any other faith...)
ps, Jul 15 2000

Quran in XML format http://metalab.unc....ion/quran/quran.xml
Yeah, I know, that's not what you had in mind... [egnor, Jul 15 2000]


       Because English speakers buy the most computer books, right? and "bible" to an English speaker really connotes "superhandbook!"
naveline, Jul 15 2000

       Better yet, how about a religion you could program yourself, based on your particular emotional needs? Then you wouldn't have to spend all that time in the Yellow Pages, leafing through all those various denominations-of-denominations, looking for the one you happened to agree with.
Ander, Jul 26 2000

       For devout libertarians, there could be "XML Shrugged".
jutta, Jul 26 2000

       Coming soon from ITG Books: "DIY Religion for Dummies".   

       "If you don't believe in something, you will fall for anything."
jetckalz, Jul 26 2000

       The word "bible" comes from the Latin noun "biblia", meaning "book". "Koran" or "Quran" comes from the Arabic verb meaning "to read".   

       As long as you're naming something, you might as well pick the noun...
egnor, Jul 27 2000

       "Oh, nononono." I just talked to someone who has been working on encoding the Quran to Unicode; this was his reaction to using the Quran as a metaphor along the lines of "bible".   

       Different religions place different importance on different things; while bibles have a long tradition of rewordings, mistakes, and translations, muslims are terribly picky about the exact, untouched, preservation of every character of their holy book, and apparently that extends to a strong dislike for the use of Koran as a metaphor.
jutta, Sep 08 2000

       Let's not forget L. Ron Hubbard and his Dianetics spawn
thumbwax, Mar 22 2001

       Well, as we already have "The Tao of Programming" and "Zen and the Art of the Internet"...
lashtal, Mar 01 2002

       Heh. "XML Shrugged".
phoenix, Mar 01 2002


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