Sticks and Stones…

The term X when used as a unit of measurement (for body weights) equals 6.35 Kg. It also appears in the Bible,in a different context. Due to another meaning associated with X, special care was taken in using the ‘-ing’ form of the word and not the ‘-ed’ form during certain modern revisions of the Bible. Similar controversy arose from the  word appearing in a certain song by Bob Dylan.

What is X?

Only 354?

  • X
  • Ṣafar
  • Rabīʿ I (Rabīʿ al-Awwal)
  • Rabīʿ II (Rabīʿ al-Ākhir)
  • Jumādā I (Jumādā al-Ūlā)
  • Jumādā II ( Jumādā al-Ākhira)
  • Rajab
  • Shaʿbān
  • Y
  • Shawwāl
  • Dhū al-Qaʿda
  • Dhū al-Ḥijja

Pretty simple.

What is this a list of and what are X and Y?

Famous Last Words

  1.  ____________________________________________.
  2.  Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.
  3.  Woman, behold your son. Behold your mother.
  4.  My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
  5.  I am thirsty.
  6.  It is finished.
  7.  Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.

What is missing?

Days of Our Lives

The Omphalos hypothesis argues that God created the world recently , but complete with signs of great age. It claims that in order for the world to be “functional”, God must have created the Earth with mountains and canyons, trees with growth rings, Adam and Eve with hair, fingernails, and navels, and that therefore no evidence that we can see of the presumed age of the earth and universe can be taken as reliable.
XYism is a parody religion created in response. It claims that the Universe was actually created XY, and any memories or evidence of events before that were created at the same time. The schism known as VYism claims that the universe hasn’t been created yet, and what we think is happening now is just false memories we’ll have once it exists. Of course, some might argue that both sides are heretics.
XY and VY please.

Treasure Map?

The X are a collection of 972 texts discovered between 1946 and 1956 that consist of biblical manuscripts from what is now known as the Hebrew Bible and extra-biblical documents. They were discovered in a series of twelve caves around the site known as Wadi Qumran near what is now the West Bank, between 1946 and 1956 by the Bedouin people and archaeologists. The texts themselves comprise of a variety of religious documents written in Aramaic, Greek and Hebrew and date from 250 BCE to 68 AD. Almost all of the Hebrew Bible is represented in the X as they include fragments from every book of the Old Testament except for the Book of Esther. One of the most intriguing manuscripts however is the Copper Scroll, a sort of ancient treasure map that lists dozens of gold and silver caches. While the other texts are written in ink on parchment or animal skins, this curious document features Hebrew and Greek letters chiseled onto metal sheets—perhaps, as some have theorized, to better withstand the passage of time.

What are we talking about here?

Nightingales in a Garden

X is generally regarded as the national poet of Y and also as “the thinker of Y”. He was a lecturer at the Government College, Lahore at that time, and was invited by student Lala Har Dayal to preside over a function. Instead of delivering a speech, he sang Z. It represented a yearning and attachment towards India, essentially a Hindu state. X was still in his idealistic phase and hoped for a secular society in India.

However his sojourn in Europe transformed his outlook and then he wrote another similar poem with the same rhyming scheme, but with a more Muslim centric view. Two decades later he proposed the creation of a separate nation state Y.

India however loves the poem. Prime minister Manmohan Singh and India’s first cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma have both referenced this .

Answer everything.