Turkmenbashi Heaven

Monday, February 27, 2006

I recently discovered an excellent blog, the Blogmenbashi, which is dedicated to my favorite lunatic dictator, the Turkmenbashi of Turkmanistan. The Blogmenbashi's latest post, which is from the year 2004 (hmmm... either the Turkmanistan secret police got him, or he is falling down on his blogging a wee bit), includes a link to a site that covers the most holy Ruhnama, a book written by the ever humble Turkmenbashi to replace the Bible, Koran, and all other holy works. Sadly for me, I doubt I'll be able to resist the urge to order the English translation of it. Plus there is a fine line of Rhunama merchandise to offer even more temptation.

Anyhoo... here is a quiz you can take to see how up to date on the wisdom pouring out of the most holy Ruhnama you are. Taking more or less wild guesses, I scored a mere 55% -- I am so ashamed of myself.

By the way, in honor of the Turkembashi's 66th birthday he released a set of gold and silver coins commemorating his poetry and the most holy Ruhnama. Be sure to get yours while they last.


truepeers said...

Mankind has always turned to Asia for spiritual Guidance [tell that to the Aztecs!] The Bible, The Koran, and now... The most holy Ruhnama. A book of spirituality of the Turkman people. Alla birdir, Watan birdir, Halkymyn, Serdary bir... Please step inside to savor the spirituality of Turkmenistan. - get a taste for the splendors of this ancient land or
bask in the glory of the wisdom of Turkmenistan's sages.

Ruhnama (From the Turkman words "Book" and "Spirituality") was authored by a truly prophetic man, Turkmanbashy. The Holy Ruhnama, on par with the Bible and the Koran, is to be used as a Spiritual Guide - to remove the complexities and anguishes from day to day living.

-mankind has also always turned to Asia for heroin, but that's another story. Anyway, i can see the appeal of your Turkman studies, ambi. But i'm a bit confused whether the Ruhnama is meant to replace the Koran and Bible or simply to supplement them, being "on par with" them.

Meanwhile, next door in Tajikistan, they're destroying synagogues.