For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.Ephesians 6:12
Sad to say I can not throw that quote. I know it vaguely, and have seen it around the blogsphere. I believe it may be on Jim Quinn's page.
Would this be your inspiration?
the Islamic Resistance Movement aspires to the realisation of God's promise, no matter how long that should take. The Prophet, God bless him and grant him salvation, has said: "The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O slaves of God, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharqad tree would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews."
Alas, my need for 73 virgins is limited, other than perhaps to instruct them in the Rights of Woman. Oh, you meant male virgins. Something of a rarity, true, but I think perhaps teaching beginners...What one has to ask oneself is, is this at all likely? I mean, when did you last come across a talking tree, never mind an anti-Jewish talking tree?
Pffft! on that door prize. Offer chocolate or something else worth while.
Considering what has been happening Gaza with Hamas going after their fellow Palis, one could see a whole new lne of dialogue to this scene...
"when did you last come across a talking tree", well, there is Algore;The Goreacle.
Panthercub "Alas, my need for 73 virgins is limited,"
Texas Val "Pffft! on that door prize. Offer chocolate or something else worth while."
Ladies, I'm rather dismayed by such a lack of entrepreneurial spirit. You get to bag a most sought upon prize for a bargain price, and despite the fact that there are thousands of idiots out there who would literally die to obtain this package, you won't even consider the possibility to resell your 73 virgins with a profit?
My, my, my... What happened to good old Capitalism while I was away?
Panthercub wins the prize nevertheless, for it was indeed the right Coranic reference.
2hotel9: There's a nice doggie who says the Goreacle has grape-sized gonads. That means it's got gender. Mohammed had a few problems with gender, let alone exposed gonads, so it must have been some other species of tree, don't you think. Jews would have been the last thing on his mind, more o shameless ones, know you not that Allah sees all, Allah knows all. The believing tree keeps its boughs downcast and refrains from ornaments lest they tinkle in the breeze and drive passing owls and woodpeckers mad with desire.
Chocolate...mmmmmm. No, don't say that word. D-i-e-t is a naughty word, not to be used in mixed company. But our host is a Frenchman! Has he no rather fine cognac stored away for - for just such an occasion as me? Ooh, claps hands together in girlish glee, I won something! Thank you, kind sir. Sweeps curtsey to the cameras. Thinks: but where am I going to put them? That is an angle hitherto unconsidered, as is the asking-price. Wasn't the prize the chance to buy - ? And a fine one he is now to lecture on the spirit of capitalism with all de blithering idiots in the world afore-mentioned.
A talking tree, none the less. And a not especially intelligent one, either.