Skip to comments.Like Many Young Muslims, I Fake Fasting During Ramadan
Posted on 05/17/2018 1:21:34 AM PDT by Cronos
Its Ramadan and my mother is in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove preparing a big feast. Shes fasting even though she is a 64-year-old diabetic. As for myself? Earlier in the day, I had a huge fish and chips platter for lunch, but my Muslim family believes Im fasting with them.
This has gone on for years
During the month of Ramadan, most of the worlds 1.8 billion Muslims will observe by basically not partaking in any vice for 30 days. From sunrise to sunset all able-bodied Muslims are required to fast; we are prohibited from eating, drinking (yes, even water), smoking, cursing, bad-mouthing, and any sexual behavior. Fasting during this month is one of the five pillars of Islam and not doing so can not only invite social ridicule within the Muslim community but in certain Muslim countries, can also lead to a fine or even being jailed. Most Muslims look forward to Ramadan every year because they see it as a religious cleanse that leaves them more pure and sets a tone for the rest of the year. Thats if you actually believe in the faith and practice it, which I dont. But the Muslims around me dont know that.
..Like many other millennials, we just arent religious but we just so happen to come from a religion that is customarily harsher with the idea of apostasy compared to other religions in the West.
..But probably the most insincere practice is what I call fake fastingacting like you've been fasting all day and breaking your fast at night as if you werent eating double cheeseburgers and chugging diet cokes all day. Many do this in order to keep the facade going that they are still a practicing Muslim
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We don't appreciate things as much as when we have to do without them
Even the most devout Muslim can eat like a pig once the sun goes down, as well as do all the other things. This isn’t really fasting in the sense the rest of us understand.
Islam is voluntary insanity. Those who heed it have chosen to destroy reality.
Its a bit like intermittent fasting, aka The 6/8-hour diet. I was invited to one of these meals in Afghanistan. The food was great, other than the bread, which was stale. The only thing I liked about Ramadan in Kabul was that the air quality improved dramatically when the wood-burning naan stoves werent used early on the morning.
What about hating? What about terrorism? What about killing...yeah, what about mass killing? Then everyone could feel safe for about a month.
Back in 2014, I sat and observed this in early summer in a classroom environment. Muslim members of the class were getting up around 4AM, guzzling down as much water as possible, eating a fair amount of food, and smoking as much as possible until the sun rose (roughly 5:15 AM).
In the class, by 11 AM, they were stressed out....starting to get dehydrated, and missing their cigarette breaks.
By 1 PM, when the class ended....they were in bad shape. The problem is...they still had another eight-plus hours to go.
In a business environment, I can’t see hiring them because of the dehydration issues. The stress caused by lack of smoking by mid-afternoon is another issue.
Islam, born out of Judaism and Christianity saw that the Jews prayed 3 times a day so they said, “we’re more devout, let’s pray 5 times a day”!
Islam saw that the Jews’ major fast is for 24 hours on Yom Kippur so the said, “we’re more devout, let’s fast for a whole friggin’ month”!
Everything they do is extreme and this religion keeps them imprisoned in the 7th Century...
technically they are supposed to restrain from attacking, but the mohammadens use the example of Mo to change any attacks to “defensive” - so even IZ work was defensive
Correct. When I lived in the gulf, most actually got fat during Ramadan!
Sort of defeats whatever purpose it’s supposed to have, I imagine. That’s the problem with forced religious practices: lack of sincerity. A true God wouldn’t accept it.
....but boys as young as 10 are open season....
>>..Like many other millennials, we just arent religious but we just so happen to come from a religion that is customarily harsher with the idea of apostasy compared to other religions in the West.
Tell the truth about this Vice. Customarily harsher means death for apostasy, and significant percentages of Muslims believe this is acceptable. One of the many aspects of Islam no one wants to have an honest discussion about.
It is the Hotel California of religions. This is the definition of a cult.
Remember though...none of the instructions that Muhammad ever got....came from God. Most all instructions ‘allegedly’ came from the angel Gabriel.
There are three curious things over this Ramadan business that I’ve noticed.
First, in most Middle East countries during Ramadan....they shut down construction and work-projects entirely. If they do run a project that requires stamina....it starts around 5 AM (sun-rising), and ends by noon. I spoke to one Iraqi about this, and he indicated that even garbage pick-up is achieved in the period, but only in the first couple hours of the morning.
Second, if you go to most Middle Eastern countries and ask doctors about kidney problems....it’s a big deal. A high number of Muslim guys are in serious trouble in their fifties. I suspect most of this goes back to repeated days of dehydration.
Finally, I had a chance to travel to Iceland two years ago....mid-summer. Sun-down occurs around midnight, and the sun starts to rise about 90 minutes later. I had young Muslim guy (immigrant to Iceland) that I had a short chat with, and I asked him on how you can possibly achieve Ramadan there, and he just grinned....it’s physically not possible. This move to Iceland had given him a chance to push back and downsize his enthusiasm to the religion.
A fake fast for a fake faith.
Does this make him a MINO?
Yet I bet he’d be first to scream discrimination if he doesn’t get prayer time or something to accommodate him.
Even when making comparisons, the Muslim Ramadan would make the Christian Lent look puny.
Ramadan Shmamadan. aka Tuesday
it’s not voluntary. You even speak about leaving and you die.
The author must be using a cake name. Otherwise, he has just advertised that he does not practice Islam, and has put his life in peril.
I have a Muslim friend at work that loves bacon.
Just don’t tell her grandmother...
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