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  • Nominal from Bedfordshire
     OP - June 01, 2019, 09:31 AM

    Hi there - I'm a forty year old coconut living in an infamous ghetto town full of retrograde asians. Never been actively religious but have gone under the muslim radar thanks to my brown skin and matching name.

    Just looking to talk with likeminded types and this deserted forum seems to be the closest match!

  • Nominal from Bedfordshire
     Reply #1 - June 07, 2019, 01:33 AM

    hello there,
    and Welcome.. Afro. yes place is deserted compared to how it used to be. oh well.  Cry

    I didnt actually understand your post - are you from a muslim background?!

    As for like minded types. I'm also a coconut. Older than you, so dessicated coconut. wacko

  • Nominal from Bedfordshire
     Reply #2 - June 07, 2019, 10:22 AM

    Yes, I flopped up the thread title - it should say nominal muslim.

    Good to speak to another bounty bar, I suggest making some random posts to liven up this desert and slow down the drying out process!
  • Nominal from Bedfordshire
     Reply #3 - June 12, 2019, 07:25 PM

    hi crumble and welcome

    3 years back this forum was heaving.  Now the are so many ex-muslims with YouTube channels (even CEMB have one) that it may appear more fun there.  Also nowadays there a lots of meetups by ex-muslims.

    Are you more inclined to 'non-practising' or 'pretending' muslim?  Which ever one why?

    Once I week I drop in to see any newbies and welcome them.
  • Nominal from Bedfordshire
     Reply #4 - June 13, 2019, 06:03 PM

    No prayer but halal diet - not for ideological or cultural reasons, it's just convenient. Does that mean I'm pretending?  Doubt I'd convince any religious muslim with this act so probably not. Non-practising implies unmet obligation but I don't recognise that either.

    All I can say with any conviction is that I'm muslim by name. I'm pretty sketchy in all other respects.

  • Nominal from Bedfordshire
     Reply #5 - June 17, 2019, 10:27 AM

    'Convenient', so you're in an area where pretty much all shops selling meat (cooked or raw) is halal, this is understable.  Challenge here will be to pop into into McD and try a burger - how will you mind and body respond?  Alom Shaha wrote a wonderful book about his 'first' time.

    Muslims are just like all other people, with very busy lives, and last thing they want to do is follow you around all day.  Once you're an adult no one has time to worry about what you believe.  Question is what do you REALLY believe?  One's beliefs influence the fears, anxieties and prejudices you have, and may be holding you back in this wonderul world and one life.

    On YouTube search channel The Masked Arab and check his vid 'Seven main reasons why I left Islam'.  And, if you want a major gut busting laugh search channel SyeTen and watch 'ISIS has nothing to do with Islam'
  • Nominal from Bedfordshire
     Reply #6 - June 17, 2019, 08:32 PM

    Challenge here will be to pop into into McD and try a burger - how will you mind and body respond?


    I don't feel any yearning to eat non-halal meat but I'm sure I've eaten some by mistake a few times without bursting into flames or tears of joy. Maybe I'm too old to be excited by acts of rebellion?

    Quote from:
    Question is what do you REALLY believe?  One's beliefs influence the fears, anxieties and prejudices you have, and may be holding you back in this wonderul world and one life.

    On YouTube search channel The Masked Arab and check his vid 'Seven main reasons why I left Islam'. 


    I scanned through the video, a lot of stuff about inconsistency in the quran and yes, it seems to be a compilation of many different things based on the small parts that I've read myself. Still, I'm open to the idea of monotheism at least on a philosophical basis if not a religious one.

    I guess I haven't been oppressed enough to call myself an ex-muslim? I'm more like a non-exmuslim lol.

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