Ramadan Kareem !

Old Apr 18th 2013, 8:22 pm
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Are you making the assumption that I'm an expat - some expats drink alcohol - I'm an expat therefore I am a slave to alcohol?

Not really, I was simply talking about people I‘ve known before in life, and none of them was an expat.
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Ramadan is a bit more than fasting without food and water...

Why do people concentrate on the lack of food & water (i.e. just missing 2 meals isnt that difficult at all) ?
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Not really, I was simply talking about people I‘ve known before in life, and none of them was an expat.
OK, so when you were quizzed on here about the virtues of fasting your response was: "I have also developed a conviction about this particular debate and that is, discussing fasting with some one with a problem of drinking is a complete waste of time." This neither answered the question and, from further probing, was completely irrelevant to this forum. So I'll pose the question again and perhaps you can attempt to formulate a reply which isn't hung up on your fascination with alcohol consumption but instead focuses on giving a clear and structured response. Shukran.
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OK, so when you were quizzed on here about the virtues of fasting your response was: "I have also developed a conviction about this particular debate and that is, discussing fasting with some one with a problem of drinking is a complete waste of time." This neither answered the question and, from further probing, was completely irrelevant to this forum. So I'll pose the question again and perhaps you can attempt to formulate a reply which isn't hung up on your fascination with alcohol consumption but instead focuses on giving a clear and structured response. Shukran.
Before I answer any further questions from you I would like you to first clarify you position; Are you questioning me those questions as a moderator or as a debater?
If you are a debater then be my guest and let's cross swards. However if you are doing it as a moderator then I think according to the forum rules such things should be discussed in private
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Are you questioning me those questions as a moderator or as a debater?
Uuummm, why would I be questioning you as a moderator? If you transgressed any of the real (or imagined) site rules you would know in no uncertain terms Mods are also people and don't always have to dress with their underpants on the outside
I'm not expecting to cross swords, I'm trying to understand your POV and way of thinking. I might apply Western Logic though
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[QUOTE=mikewot;1066744 I might apply Western Logic though [/QUOTE]

Why waste your breath?
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Uuummm, why would I be questioning you as a moderator? If you transgressed any of the real (or imagined) site rules you would know in no uncertain terms Mods are also people and don't always have to dress with their underpants on the outside
I'm not expecting to cross swords, I'm trying to understand your POV and way of thinking. I might apply Western Logic though
Ok let me elaborate more, In my own experience Trying to explain the mystique of fasting in Islam to some one ( specially the young) heavily involved with alcohol has always been to no avail. People who are used to the illusion of alcohol can never understand the Islamic spirituality and I can understand why; Alcohol promises an alternative comfort to the islamic faith. That's why islam is a fierce enemy of alcohol. That also explains my own observation as to why most athiests that i've come across are actually heavy drinkers
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Ok let me elaborate more, In my own experience Trying to explain the mystique of fasting in Islam to some one ( specially the young) heavily involved with alcohol has always been to no avail. People who are used to the illusion of alcohol can never understand the Islamic spirituality and I can understand why; Alcohol promises an alternative comfort to the islamic faith. That's why islam is a fierce enemy of alcohol. That also explains my own observation as to why most athiests that i've come across are actually heavy drinkers
You do write some utter balls, don't you?
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Alcohol promises an alternative comfort to the islamic faith. That's why islam is a fierce enemy of alcohol. That also explains my own observation as to why most athiests that i've come across are actually heavy drinkers
Most athiests I know who drank heavy probably did it to obliterate all memories of their altar boy days (I'm RC in case you were wondering.)
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Ok let me elaborate more, In my own experience Trying to explain the mystique of fasting in Islam to some one ( specially the young) heavily involved with alcohol has always been to no avail. People who are used to the illusion of alcohol can never understand the Islamic spirituality and I can understand why; Alcohol promises an alternative comfort to the islamic faith. That's why islam is a fierce enemy of alcohol. That also explains my own observation as to why most athiests that i've come across are actually heavy drinkers
OK, so you've not even attempted to answer what I asked. Instead you seem to rely on some very peculiar interpretation of atheist = alcoholic = I will not answer the question.
Ignore alcohol, as I asked you previously, and tell us why muslim fasting is such a good thing. please. Shukran.
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Ok let me elaborate more, In my own experience Trying to explain the mystique of fasting in Islam to some one ( specially the young) heavily involved with alcohol has always been to no avail. People who are used to the illusion of alcohol can never understand the Islamic spirituality and I can understand why; Alcohol promises an alternative comfort to the islamic faith. That's why islam is a fierce enemy of alcohol. That also explains my own observation as to why most athiests that i've come across are actually heavy drinkers
I have come across innumerable theists who are drinkers and atheists / agnostcs who are moderate to occasionkal drinkers. Point is , there really isn't a connection between drinking and atheism / agnosticism.
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I have come across innumerable theists who are drinkers and atheists / agnostcs who are moderate to occasionkal drinkers. Point is , there really isn't a connection between drinking and atheism / agnosticism.
I'm an atheist and some might say an alcoholic. Does that make me condemned to an afterlife in hell?

And why is it I was having a beer the other day with a muslim mate of mine who said to me, and I quote, "A person's religion should be between themselves and their god, it is personal to the individual".
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I'm an atheist and some might say an alcoholic. Does that make me condemned to an afterlife in hell?

And why is it I was having a beer the other day with a muslim mate of mine who said to me, and I quote, "A person's religion should be between themselves and their god, it is personal to the individual".
I think it means that he will be condemned to an afterlife in hell as well !!
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Ok let me elaborate more, In my own experience Trying to explain the mystique of fasting in Islam to some one ( specially the young) heavily involved with alcohol has always been to no avail. People who are used to the illusion of alcohol can never understand the Islamic spirituality and I can understand why; Alcohol promises an alternative comfort to the islamic faith. That's why islam is a fierce enemy of alcohol. That also explains my own observation as to why most athiests that i've come across are actually heavy drinkers
And just where did you come across these heavy drinking athiests...??

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And just where did you come across these heavy drinking athiests...??
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