Tuesday, 19 June 2007

...to the ridiculous (weeeeee)

This story about seventh century urine caught my eye and, I must confess, made me grin (well, the Romans did use it as a dental whitener). Extreme and relentless hagiography does tend to lead in this direction (I think with shame of the relic idiocy of Catholic medieval Europe), so it was interesting to hear the opinions of the Egyptian Mufti's critics regarding the authenticity of hadith literature. One man's idea of coherence is clearly not another's.