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10-07-2017, 01:31 PM
RE: Ask Me Anything: Ex-Muslim living in the Middle East a slightly more Liberal country
(10-07-2017 03:14 AM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  Have you found substitutes for those religious activities that once gave you positive feelings such as senses of belonging, of being watched-over and shepherded, of courage, of mission, of salvation?

If they are not too personal, what are they, how well have they worked?
Yes
I do meditation instead of praying.
I read books, and play video games go to the gym.
If I am feeling down I see my counselor, or talk to a friend to seek advice.
I have met like minded people, who are non-religious but kinda spiritual and relate to far eastern religions
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10-07-2017, 01:33 PM
RE: Ask Me Anything: Ex-Muslim living in the Middle East a slightly more Liberal country
(10-07-2017 03:55 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  How are you doing generally? Smile
I am doing good, I feel much more honest with myself, and liberated, no more guilt over having premarital sex/watching porn.
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10-07-2017, 01:37 PM
RE: Ask Me Anything: Ex-Muslim living in the Middle East a slightly more Liberal country
(10-07-2017 04:17 AM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  
(09-07-2017 04:24 AM)Ibrahim95128 Wrote:  A few days ago I shared my story on why I left Islam.
You can ask me anything related to it.

Your Imam said, “No, that is a bunch of nonsense regurgitated by the evil Americans.”

In your estimate, how common is that attitude toward Americans among Muslims? What percentage really hate us?
It depends, the educated and slightly more rational people don't believe this shit.
But the ones who are very religious, and believe what the establishment says do. If the Imams, Hezbollah Media, or Sectarian politician tells them to jump they will reply with how high.
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10-07-2017, 01:41 PM
RE: Ask Me Anything: Ex-Muslim living in the Middle East a slightly more Liberal country
(10-07-2017 04:39 AM)SYZ Wrote:  Thanks for the opportunity to ask questions. Smile

Do you believe that there's any validity to the often reported notion that there are militant Islamic "sleepers" buried within Western societies who're waiting for "the call" to arms, and who may have been living perfectly normal western-style lives for years, maybe even decades? It's alleged that many of these sleepers could be holding down jobs, buying homes, marrying into local families, rearing children etc.

Purportedly these sleepers are more than prepared to uprise as one when the day comes, kill local people, bomb homes, and destroy infrastructure such as schools and hospitals.

Are these claims just generated by the usual conspiracy theorists/panic merchants/Islamophobes etc, or could there be some truth to them, no matter how little?

Huh
It could be probable, for the states it is unlikely but more likely to happen in European countries.
But a fundamentalist Muslim, won't fake adopting western traditions, because western culture is the culture of the Kuffar. Unless their leading Imam told them to do so, they would because they don't think for themselves.
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10-07-2017, 01:44 PM (This post was last modified: 10-07-2017 02:08 PM by sea_tiger.)
RE: Ask Me Anything: Ex-Muslim living in the Middle East a slightly more Liberal country
Quote:“Any Muslim politician , from the government, Parliament, or member Jurisdiction Council who supports secular marriage even if optional is an apostate.
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1.Is apostacy crime?
2.Are marriages for other religions [hinduism , buddhism etc]valid?
3.What social, economic, political consequence would a person face for being an apostate?How is it different for a man and and a woman?
4.What would you say about secular movement and its political/social influence in Lebanon?
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10-07-2017, 02:40 PM
RE: Ask Me Anything: Ex-Muslim living in the Middle East a slightly more Liberal country
" Ask Me Anything"

Should you floss, or not ?

Insufferable know-it-all.Einstein God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers.
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10-07-2017, 02:44 PM
RE: Ask Me Anything: Ex-Muslim living in the Middle East a slightly more Liberal country
(10-07-2017 01:44 PM)sea_tiger Wrote:  
Quote:“Any Muslim politician , from the government, Parliament, or member Jurisdiction Council who supports secular marriage even if optional is an apostate.
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1.Is apostacy crime?
2.Are marriages for other religions [hinduism , buddhism etc]valid?
3.What social, economic, political consequence would a person face for being an apostate?How is it different for a man and and a woman?
4.What would you say about secular movement and its political/social influence in Lebanon?
1.Not in Lebanon.
2.Hinduism,Buddhism,Mormonism, and other non-abrahamic religions are not officially recognized by the Lebanese state.
3.In progressive areas, apostates are safe, but in the suburbs & rural areas apostates can be ostracized. It depends on the employer, he/she can fire who ever they want. The religious sect is mentioned on the ID according to the individual's parents religious sect, people can remove their religious sect on their ID, but many non-religious people choose not to because they will be stripped away from their rights and liberties like can't vote, can't receive inheritance from parents, can't get a government job, will not have his/her child officially recognized because the child is a result off adultery.
4.There is a secular movement, but it doesn't have much momentum because they are not managing properly, and the sectarian mindset is still dominant among the Lebanese
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10-07-2017, 03:58 PM
Ask Me Anything: Ex-Muslim living in the Middle East a slightly more Liberal country
(09-07-2017 04:24 AM)Ibrahim95128 Wrote:  You can ask me anything related to it.

Do you like System of a Down?
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11-07-2017, 02:33 AM
RE: Ask Me Anything: Ex-Muslim living in the Middle East a slightly more Liberal country
(10-07-2017 03:58 PM)Aliza Wrote:  
(09-07-2017 04:24 AM)Ibrahim95128 Wrote:  You can ask me anything related to it.

Do you like System of a Down?
I don't really care about them, I am neutral
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11-07-2017, 02:43 AM
RE: Ask Me Anything: Ex-Muslim living in the Middle East a slightly more Liberal country
(11-07-2017 02:33 AM)Ibrahim95128 Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 03:58 PM)Aliza Wrote:  Do you like System of a Down?
I don't really care about them, I am neutral

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For what it's worth, I am a fan of SOAD! And that's good to know you're keeping well. Cool

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