So, it's not Ramadan ... it's the religious zelots that make it suck.
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15-06-2017, 09:01 AM
RE: So, it's not Ramadan ... it's the religious zelots that make it suck.
This is a quote from the results of a women's health and social study on fasting during Ramadan ...

Quote:Out of 56 English-language studies, 21 addressed maternal perspectives, 85.57%women experienced fasting during pregnancy, 76.26% fasted the whole month or ≥20 days, 80.9% perceived fasting as obligatory, 63.1% perceived no harm in fasting during pregnancy, and 17.6% broke their fast because of harm. The reasons for non- fasting included pregnancy (25%), coexisting medical problems (20.6%), symptoms (16.2%), daily commitments (16.2%), personal, family reasons (13.2%), and belief that fasting is not compulsory (8.8%). Common
symptoms were hunger or thirst (16.82%), nausea or vomiting (7.47%), giddiness (6.66%),
fatigue (17.01%), and fever or headache (2.72%). Accelerated starvation was reported in many
studies; whereas hyperglycemia was reported in only 2 studies. Negative impact of fasting on
lipids and hormones was reported in a few studies.
Conclusion: There are large gaps in knowledge, and more large interventional clinical trials are
needed.
In the light of available research, the majority of pregnant women showed a strong
sense of religious obligation and chose to fast, even though some of them did not fully recognize
their right to be exempted.
(bolding done by me)

This study was conducted in a more progressive Islamic community where such health and social studies are allowed to take place. "Large gaps in knowledge" nearly jumps off the page.

This Allah, this God ... it appears so terrified of knowledge it never shows up even when desperately called upon. One might start thinking it to be fairly unreliable and unnecessary, hmm?



Probably shouldn't have mentioned that. Angel

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15-06-2017, 09:08 AM
RE: So, it's not Ramadan ... it's the religious zelots that make it suck.
Well, they don't call them gods of the gaps for no reason, Kimmie.

Must be getting real crowded right about now...

.. and now I'm imagining a bunch of scared little god-monsters, Yahweh, little baby Jesus, Allah and the goat-fucker, among others, squatting in a tiny, dirty hole and moaning about the good ol' times

What a lovely, lovely image Drinking Beverage

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