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Here's an excellent article that I clipped from an online article. Maybe this will clear up anyone's doubts about the Turkish roots of Noah:

A Turkey diary

By M. J. Akbar

WAS Noah a Turk? The question has to be asked. When God’s chosen creation, Man, succumbed to Original Sin, Paradise was lost. When Man indulged in not so original sin he was punished by the great flood. When the Holy Lord decided to give mankind, and womankind a second chance He sent them to Turkey.

Noah may have set sail from somewhere near Sodom and Gomorrah (probably near Beirut if you ask me) but his landfall was on the top of Mount Ararat. That is where God showed him a dove and that is where the animals came out two by two (unless of course they had become two by three inside the ark).

Mount Ararat is in Turkey. By any logic this makes Noah a naturalized Turkish citizen. The world may have been born in Paradise but it was reborn in Turkey. The Turks are good with rebirth. They can pick up a dying empire and breathe a second life that lasts a thousand years. That is how they served Islam in the second millennium.

You may raise an eyebrow or even two over Noah’s citizenship but there can be no doubt whatsoever about the man who infused a new dynamism into Christianity. Paul was only a saint, not a prophet but he possibly did as much for the new faith as Noah did for the old one. Paul has been made synonymous with Antioch but he was not a Syrian. Since he wrote in Greek the Greeks have tended to co-opt him into their lineage. But Paul was Turk.

He came from Adana in southern Turkey (Austrian Airlines now has a direct flight from Vienna to Adana). Most of Paul’s missionary work was done in western Anatolia and Konya, and those he converted created the base, the foundations at the people’s level for the greatest Christian empire in history, the Byzantine Empire which started with Constantine, founder of Constantinople and lasted till the Ottomans conquered the greatest city of the past thousand years in 1453. Those who have read Paul’s letter to the Galatians may know this. Or not.

A Turk was responsible for both the first and the second world war. The first world war took place around 1250 BC when Paris, son of Priam, king of Troy (or Troye) abducted a Greek princess who proved to be worth a thousand ships, ten years of war, two generations of warriors and an epic poem. Paris was a Turk. Helen of Troy was really Helen of Greece. At least the Turk had an excellent reason for starting a world war. The love of a woman is always worth a war. It was a love war not a hate war.

The relationship between Turkey and Greece, the India and Pakistan of history before India and Pakistan were born, has followed a sort of Iliad pattern since the wars described by the blind poet Homer. More or less each time, the Greeks got the poetry and the Turks got the woman. Given a choice which would you prefer? Poetry or love? As victories go, poetry is pyrrhic while love is, I suppose, priapic. Both words are of Greek origin, deriving from Pyrrhus and Priapus, but an English dictionary will do for further details.

Incidentally, while Homer went on a bit about what everyone else and his uncle had to say about that war of heroes, we do not know too much about Helen’s views on the subject. Maybe as a beautiful woman who had abandoned a boring and possibly foul-mouthed hero-warrior-husband for a charming and invigorated lover, she may have wondered what all the fuss was about. You only lead one life.

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Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 1203 gene douglas 31-Oct-06 08:57
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 258 Joyeuse 31-Oct-06 10:50
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 177 Tom Hebert 31-Oct-06 12:47
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 314 gene douglas 31-Oct-06 13:09
JESUS = JE SUIS (french for) I AM 859 Joyeuse 31-Oct-06 15:45
Re: JESUS = JE SUIS (french for) I AM 344 gene douglas 31-Oct-06 23:15
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 231 gene douglas 31-Oct-06 13:17
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 200 Joyeuse 31-Oct-06 15:39
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 222 gene douglas 31-Oct-06 18:33
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 263 gene douglas 02-Nov-06 15:49
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 183 Gengus 31-Oct-06 15:47
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 210 gene douglas 31-Oct-06 18:41
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 200 Gengus 31-Oct-06 19:02
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 219 gene douglas 31-Oct-06 19:34
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 211 Gengus 31-Oct-06 23:46
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 226 gene douglas 31-Oct-06 21:50
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 197 Joyeuse 31-Oct-06 22:02
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 221 gene douglas 31-Oct-06 22:22
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 159 Joyeuse 01-Nov-06 00:56
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 213 gene douglas 01-Nov-06 01:23
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 169 Joyeuse 01-Nov-06 13:24
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 161 Gengus 01-Nov-06 11:47
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 197 Tom Hebert 31-Oct-06 22:50
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 235 Joyeuse 01-Nov-06 00:58
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 334 gene douglas 01-Nov-06 22:44
Re: Jesus Christ was Turkish!! 201 Joyeuse 02-Nov-06 00:32
Re: Could Jesus have been an 'eskimo' 190 lothario 01-Nov-06 01:17
Re: Could Jesus have been an 'eskimo' 171 lothario 01-Nov-06 02:00
PSS; 177 lothario 01-Nov-06 04:34
Re: PSS; 223 gene douglas 01-Nov-06 05:39
Re: PSS; 213 gene douglas 01-Nov-06 14:58
Re: PSS; 155 Joyeuse 02-Nov-06 00:39
Re: PSS; 203 gene douglas 02-Nov-06 05:00
Re: PSS; 198 Joyeuse 02-Nov-06 08:17
Re: PSS; 223 gene douglas 02-Nov-06 10:41
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