Saturday, May 03, 2008

Amazing Muslims

Firstly this does not apply to all Muslims, however the growing number of this group amazes me. I am not a religious person and I have to confess to that but I guess I can always comment on what I see and hear.

The story goes like this; One fine morning a guy wakes up and finds himself enlightened by the light of God; and he follows his brothers in Islam and grows his beard. Then his dress code changes to some Pakistani "Kuruthaa" kind of style, when asked why his answer is simple and straightforward. "Mohamed (PBOH) use to dress this way"; for me that becomes news and information, and I question my Islam teachers from School, cos all these years I was told that Mohamed (PBOH) was born and raised in Arabia NOT Pakistan; as far as I know the Arab dress code was not some odd "Kuruthaa". Anyway that's not a major issue; I can't comment on peoples fashion plus they have the freedom to choose the dress codes. However the whole thing gives /creates some interesting questions for me.

Then he moves on to the next stage; disconnects from his friends and chooses to be with his brothers in Islam and considers the rest of the people "Musriks". Amazing again. Slowly he learns the real meaning of life and decides to go on Gods way. Now this is the most amazing part, whats the choice; "To go JIHAAD in the name of God", simply what this means is to go kill in the name of God. I don't know from where or who creates these ideas. When there is so much suffering in the world; instead of going and helping the poor and sick; this guy chooses to go "kill in the name of god". That was his first choice; he leaves the helping part to his fellow Christian enemies (let them make the red cross, etc and go help the poor and the suffering; why should he do that. He is a worrier; his destiny is to go kill and be killed?). Amazing I say. I am sure the poor guy is missing a lot of chapters. His religion started and ended in only the "Badr" war. Maybe he did not look before that event or after.

I simply do not believe religion should be chosen due to the "fear factor" for god. Rather it should be the other way around. You can flood me with thousands of Arabic verses against my theory; but I'd stick to what I feel is logical.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Adobe opens up Flash on mobiles

For those who read tech news will know that Adobe has open up Flash on mobiles. So what does this mean?. For me this means more content for mobiles. Best way to visualize this to imagine something like youtube on your mobile. Already there are some mobile TV and streaming applications; but this sure does bring a major improvement. Presently RealPlayer is the most commonly used player on most mobiles.

Even right now the technology is their but now the difference is that Adobe has opened up the technology and will stop charging for the license for using the player on mobiles; this will result in more mobiles with built in flash players. This should be a good news to content providers and media companies alike.