..........yeezevee (how is it pronounced?), faqmylo and three for your encouragement.
Huh! what? common eagle..... here you gohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYzue0OMNVk
the pronunciation is there in your nick in your post in English alphabets ., for that matter Alphabets of all most in all languages
...........that is it., pronunciation is as simple as EZV
putting those three letter together.
The questions you asked yeezevee are the ones I am trying to figure out myself.
Those questions are very simple to answer . ,I can answer them in a blink of a eye., and I will but before that we need do to something else., that is re-reading /go through your 4 posts carefully and we may need more to understand
Can you all suggest to me something, anything to begin afresh?
Some good books? Websites? A place where I can discover new hobbies? Find myself?
oh! I can suggest millon things eagle. you just have to open your wings and fly...
I have never known or defined myself as anything but a Muslim, so finding myself in this situation is really heart wrenching.
Sometimes I wish I could go back, I get envious of the believers who can stay so patient and calm and hopeful even in the face of hardship.
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG BEING A MUSLIM...
but you have to define yourself these things
what is Muslim?
and what is Islam ?
and what are its rules for a person to live like a Muslim
and I tell you this., THE BOOK..The silly books.. the faith heads..the mullahs..the baboons ..the imams and the buffoons who preach Islam on internet can not give me or you answers to my or your satisfaction
so once we know... what is faith? we will explore answers for other questions.,
long ,,long ..time ago when I was Kid .. ... my shia grand mother used to dress me up with a little sword as that little Hussein ..... those were happy times ... well we got to get over kiddie kiddie stories ..we got to grow up..
How does an atheist/ agnostic console himself in such situations?
well Let me get those "situations"
that you may have encountered and posted in your posts., and also you tell me more about situations
.. and you also define to me Who is an atheist? and what is agnosticism ?
then from there we will go to fly......fly away from silly stuff dear Soaring eagle..
with best wishes