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  • After 666 posts, an intro thread…
     OP - October 15, 2011, 03:44 PM

    By request of Harakaat. Sorry if it’s long, rambling and duplicates stuff I’ve said elsewhere.

    I found this forum via a Googling accident (Canta U Populu Corsu >> Lounes Matoub >> Cemb) and was hooked at once. At first I stuck to the theological threads because they were such an eye-opener to someone who was worried about Islam but not quite sure why.

    I am white British and was born in Nigeria. I grew up mainly in Zaria in the Muslim north. Islam was not really an issue back then. It is now, and the north is going backwards fast, educationally and socially. Reading the forum, I’m beginning to understand why.

    I’m an agnostic with Church of England parents. None of my three siblings are religious either, and while my parents are disappointed by this, it doesn’t affect our relationship with them at all. As for being irreligious in society at large, it’s not even an issue.

    I’m not very interested in religion at all. I have no problem with it as a matter of personal conscience that makes people feel better or behave better. But when it spills out into public life, distorts freedom and inhibits debate, it pisses me off.

    I divide my time between London, Nicaragua and Japan. If I belong anywhere (I don’t really) it’s in London, but I don’t feel as much at ease here.as I do elsewhere. Reductive Islam, and its apologists on the illiberal left, have something to do with this. I’m one of those strange people who smiles at people in the street, talks to strangers. Naïve as it may sound I like people to come together not set themselves apart. Sadly Islam, more even than Western/American arrogance, sets itself apart, drives a wedge between people.

    Enough of this crap. Parrots please. (Or preferably, beers.)
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread…
     Reply #1 - October 15, 2011, 04:42 PM

    Have a turnip. turnipovich

    What accounts for your globe-trotting? Work? If so, what kinda work you do?

    fuck you
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread…
     Reply #2 - October 15, 2011, 05:13 PM

    Nice intro, David - and... erm... welcome lol
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #3 - October 15, 2011, 05:16 PM

    lucky you!  I was born/raised in Tokyo!  I would LOVE to go back!

    Been to nicaragua while based in Panama.  Very dangerous and
    sad experiences there.

    When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
    Helen Keller
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #4 - October 15, 2011, 05:21 PM

    What accounts for your globe-trotting? Work? If so, what kinda work you do?

    My Dad is a globe-trotting doctor, and I caught the restless gene.

    But I travel for pleasure, not work (I'm a humble gardener).


    When were you in Nicaragua, JnT? And which part?
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #5 - October 15, 2011, 05:31 PM

    Welcome, and good that you have introduced at last! For late introduction you derseve a pig  piggy  Cheesy

    Religion is organized superstition
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #6 - October 15, 2011, 05:48 PM

    Welcome to CEMB. Even though you've been here longer than I have. parrot
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #7 - October 15, 2011, 05:57 PM

    But you arrived with a mighty bang, young lady.



    (You've turned out lovely, though.)
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread…
     Reply #8 - October 15, 2011, 05:59 PM

    Welcome to the forum, David Smiley

    What are you doing in Nicaragua? Sounds like a place to go.

    "I'm standing here like an asshole holding my Charles Dickens"

    "No theory,No ready made system,no book that has ever been written to save the world. i cleave to no system.."-Bakunin
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #9 - October 15, 2011, 06:29 PM

    But you arrived with a mighty bang, young lady.



    (You've turned out lovely, though.)

    I did, didn't I? Grin  First time I've ever gotten that much of a reaction on an intro thread without trolling. Though, that said, this forum places a weird amount of importance on intros.

    Danke~ dance
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #10 - October 15, 2011, 06:48 PM

     Smiley
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread…
     Reply #11 - October 15, 2011, 08:57 PM

    dude delete that part  Tongue

    Done.

    Though not strictly necessary. It's a big university.

    But apologies, Naija, if I compromised you.
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #12 - October 15, 2011, 09:06 PM

    Nah, its okay. No problem Smiley

    "I'm standing here like an asshole holding my Charles Dickens"

    "No theory,No ready made system,no book that has ever been written to save the world. i cleave to no system.."-Bakunin
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #13 - October 15, 2011, 10:53 PM

    Thank you for your intro, David! Here's your welcome happy Arab:

    A gardener, you say? You remind me of Baruch Spinoza.

    What is it that you studied at university?

    قل للمليحة في الخمار الأسود
    مـاذا فـعــلت بــناسـك مـتـعـبد

    قـد كـان شـمّر لــلـصلاة ثـيابه
    حتى خـطرت له بباب المسجد

    ردي عليـه صـلاتـه وصيـامــه
    لا تـقــتـلــيه بـحـق ديــن محمد
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #14 - October 15, 2011, 10:54 PM

    And where did you learn your French? Tongue

    قل للمليحة في الخمار الأسود
    مـاذا فـعــلت بــناسـك مـتـعـبد

    قـد كـان شـمّر لــلـصلاة ثـيابه
    حتى خـطرت له بباب المسجد

    ردي عليـه صـلاتـه وصيـامــه
    لا تـقــتـلــيه بـحـق ديــن محمد
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #15 - October 15, 2011, 11:00 PM

    Also, I remember how you told me you were googling "Matoub Lounes gay" when you came across this forum. You never did explain what led to that... unorthodox search query Tongue

    قل للمليحة في الخمار الأسود
    مـاذا فـعــلت بــناسـك مـتـعـبد

    قـد كـان شـمّر لــلـصلاة ثـيابه
    حتى خـطرت له بباب المسجد

    ردي عليـه صـلاتـه وصيـامــه
    لا تـقــتـلــيه بـحـق ديــن محمد
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread…
     Reply #16 - October 16, 2011, 08:32 AM

    "Matoub Lounes gay"

    This pic (and caption) from his Wikipedia entry gave me the idea.



    "Matoub Lounès (in the middle with the white shirt) with his friends, notably Mourad Nechab known to be his favorite, and family in Kabylie."
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #17 - October 16, 2011, 08:33 AM

     Cheesy

    قل للمليحة في الخمار الأسود
    مـاذا فـعــلت بــناسـك مـتـعـبد

    قـد كـان شـمّر لــلـصلاة ثـيابه
    حتى خـطرت له بباب المسجد

    ردي عليـه صـلاتـه وصيـامــه
    لا تـقــتـلــيه بـحـق ديــن محمد
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #18 - October 19, 2011, 09:27 PM

    @ David : Welcome to CEMB. I hope you enjoy(ed) it here banana dance

    @harakaat : I love the happy arab Grin

  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #19 - October 19, 2011, 09:34 PM

    David! OMG welcome to CEMB  baby! LOL Cheesy Damn this is weird, welcoming someone who's been here long enough to be part of the furniture and who likes to broker me off to new members. Tongue

    piggy for us Kaafirs! dance
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread…
     Reply #20 - October 19, 2011, 10:03 PM

    and who likes to broker me off to new members.

    Seen my new film? Pimp My Bride.
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #21 - October 19, 2011, 10:05 PM

    Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

    Oh jesus, that is funny! No but seriously, you gotta stop selling me off like that, I need my share.  cool2
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #22 - October 19, 2011, 10:10 PM

    A share or a portion?
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #23 - October 19, 2011, 10:13 PM

    I want it all.  cool2
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #24 - October 19, 2011, 10:17 PM

    You're racking up them seven deadly sins...

    Greed. Check.

    Lust. Check.
  • Re: After 666 posts, an intro thread?
     Reply #25 - October 19, 2011, 10:20 PM

    Cheesy

    volumptousness : double check. Yummy
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