I had a paper due yesterday. Want to know when I wrote it? Fifteen minutes before I had to leave for class. It’s supposed to be 1-2 pages, I got half of one. Think I’ll get a good grade?
I had to read 50 pages of a sacred text. So I read Surahs 9-15 of the Qur’an. (insert blank stare here)
I didn’t understand one ding-dangledy word of it. Lots of ways to tick off Allah, some stories I recognized from the Hebrew Bible (a.k.a. the Old Testament), and that was about it. I was supposed to answer the questions:
1. What does the sacred text reveal about how people associate with their god or gods?
2. What does the sacred text say about a spirit world or afterlife?
Umm…. yeah. Didn’t find any answers to those questions. So I said that.
Some credit is better than no credit, right?