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  • Apostasy Alternative
     OP - March 22, 2020, 10:17 AM

    I get the feeling you have to be a driven kind of person to chose apostasy. Or be driven to it by circumstance. But shouldn't there be an alternative for lazy bums and uncommitted types? Yes, I think so.

    The simple answer is to ignore religion without making a fuss about it. No dramatic confession or distasteful declaration required. Just live your life and don't worry about other people's ideology. It also means not talking about your own ideology. If you're properly lazy then you shouldn't have one!

    Now, this only works if you have a relatively boring but comfortable lifestyle. The good news for adults is you can have your cake and eat it. Scared that friends and family will disown you for not towing the line? Don't worry, they'll probably get over it. Worst case scenario is they send you to coventry. Better then them damning you to hell.

    As the goal is to avoid hassle, the key is to ignore rather than confront religious people. It's tempting to argue with their silly beliefs but don't do it. You want to wear them down with stubborness until they write you off as a black sheep - not a sacrificial lamb.

    You'll need a thick skin against backbiting and have no illusions about reforming/saving people by your example. A lazy kind of contentment can be achieved this way. And isn't that more than enough? If the answer is no then your road will be stressful and potentially unfulfilling. So good luck with that!


  • Apostasy Alternative
     Reply #1 - May 14, 2020, 02:41 PM

    I think we all do that to some extent. No atheist is plugging atheism 24/7. In fact, the vast majority of those who have left Islam (and other faiths) are quiet about it. It's easier for them not to 'come out' and to carry on as normal.

    The main downside of this is that it allows Muslims to claim that apostasy is either in insignificant numbers or that it doesn't even exist and every exMuslim is some Christian, Israeli, Indian agent lying about having been a Muslim.

    I'm not advocating that Muslims who could be in danger if they profess loudly make a big deal about their apostasy. But most exMuslims can fight back in more subtle ways. Like when filling out forms, dont tick Muslim. Tick no religion.

    Let the surveys and the polls show the shrinking numbers so we can all get a real idea of how big the emancipation is.
  • Apostasy Alternative
     Reply #2 - May 16, 2020, 02:13 PM

    The cemb approach is about being provocative. To be fair, it doesn't take much to provoke muslims but I guess it highlights their intolerance. I'm not sure whether it changes any minds though. Radical activism only effects change through infiltrating the education system - but hijabified and segregated schools  show that hasn't happened. Despite their public enemy status, muslims still have support from labour politicians (currently). Meanwhile, exmuslims barely register on the radar and raising awareness on twitter or stunts outside embassies won't change that. Sure, they will be used as talking points and native informants but it's a dead end in my opinion.

    My solution is stubborn individualism. It bypasses the muslim community and the host society - neither of those can be expected to do us any favours in britain. Nor do we have the borrow the language of race, feminist or lgbt activists. We already have legal rights and the closet mindset does not apply. The ex-muslim identifier should be scrapped too. It's a mental trap which is best avoided.








  • Apostasy Alternative
     Reply #3 - May 16, 2020, 09:39 PM

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    My solution is stubborn individualism. It bypasses the muslim community and the host society - neither of those can be expected to do us any favours in britain. Nor do we have the borrow the language of race, feminist or lgbt activists. We already have legal rights and the closet mindset does not apply. The ex-muslim identifier should be scrapped too. It's a mental trap which is best avoided.

      you got a point there but  what is Ex-Muslim?  how do you define that word dear crumble?  Give me another word..

    How about A Muslim  without   faith?? would that help?

    Suggest me a single word for that .... that fits  for a person  who was born to Muslim father and converted mother  but do not believein " Quran is word of God.." ...... and doesn't believe in ritual nonsense.......except lives with  "THERE IS NO GOD BUT GOD"

      As far your legal rights are concerned .. do not visit/come  to the town  I grew up.... I visit often .... with  your  legal rights of  London .. They do not work there.,   And..And what is the problem if "some one he/she says"  that  He/she does not believe any more in BOOKISH MULLAH  Islam .. and does not care for  what call him/her??

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Apostasy Alternative
     Reply #4 - May 17, 2020, 12:55 AM

    I looked for alternative identities and substitute labels but eventually come to the conclusion that it doesn't work. Why define yourself in relation to something you don't subscribe to? Furthermore, there's no need to construct an alternative.

    It doesn't matter what other people call you. Nor is there any compulsion to advertise yourself to all and sundry. As there no such thing as a community of believers, neither should there be a community of disbelievers.

  • Apostasy Alternative
     Reply #5 - May 17, 2020, 02:21 PM

    I looked for alternative identities and substitute labels but eventually come to the conclusion that it doesn't work. Why define yourself in relation to something you don't subscribe to? Furthermore, there's no need to construct an alternative.

     well  you crumbled away.,  let us try again and this time we should look deeper than the depth you dived   so far dear crumble
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    It doesn't matter what other people call you. Nor is there any compulsion to advertise yourself to all and sundry. As there no such thing as a community of believers, neither should there be a community of disbelievers.


    Yes I agree except those highlighted words.,      .....WHEN .. there no such thing as a community of believers  Until .....UNTIL THEN  .... we should not live in Utopian centered concepts.. lala lands..  But I will give it to faith heads this one thing..

    I fully accept "that there is a difference between facts and truth."..  Hence they.......... The Faith Heads., The Faith Seekers and Faith Enquirers ..... must have freedom to preach/pray whatever flying spaghetti they like .. the restriction I put there is "GOLDEN RULE" .. it is one sentence rule unlike their gillion page  faith books ......that is all  they need to follow when they act..

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Apostasy Alternative
     Reply #6 - May 17, 2020, 04:22 PM

     
    The Faith Seekers and Faith Enquirers ..... must have freedom to preach/pray whatever flying spaghetti they like[/b][/u] .. the restriction I put there is "GOLDEN RULE" .. it is one sentence rule unlike their gillion page  faith books ......that is all  they need to follow when they act..


    your golden rule religion is a bit selfish. demanding reciprocity is a bit tyrannical too.

    codified values are the start of trouble.
  • Apostasy Alternative
     Reply #7 - May 18, 2020, 09:27 AM


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    your golden rule religion is a bit  selfish . demanding reciprocity is a bit tyrannical too.


    codified values are the start of trouble.

    good point crumble.. true ,, but let me add the word "UNQUESTIONABLE"  to that statement and read it as

    unquestionable codified values are the start of trouble. ..

    As far as that "selfish" _ golden rule is concerned..,  ...... yes it does sound fishy .......   it is indeed HUMANFISH if not SELFISH... and you are right ., that rule has a bit of  "Humancentric design" and I am of the opinion that it is an approach for better  product development that puts user needs.........

    Off course as often as  I say " that there is nothing unquestionable" .,  hence  crumble and crumble types must have freedom to question that rule dear crumble/\

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Apostasy Alternative
     Reply #8 - May 25, 2020, 09:36 AM

    let us try again and this time we should look deeper than the depth you dived


    to try is to fail - so good luck withr that.

    the alternative is to take a road which isn't on the map and not worry about reaching a destination.



  • Apostasy Alternative
     Reply #9 - May 27, 2020, 01:47 PM

    to try is to fail - so good luck withr that.

    the alternative is to take a road which isn't on the map and not worry about reaching a destination.


     that is the key point dear crumble..

    "DO NOT WORRY ABOUT REACHING DESTINATION"....... but ..try .. try .. try .. again and again.... and never stop trying..

    well on those words on Apostasy Alternative  let me read this young man.. ..Syed Ali Imran...  today he wrote a wonderful article on Sufi philosophy in Dawn   .. I will read that later  but for now., let me read Apostasy Ruling and Its Justification In Twelver Shi'i  Jurisprudence

    in that he writes at the end

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    This presents an epistemological dilemma for the jurists. Here we see the need for a thorough discussion on the role of human rights, ethical and historical propositions within jurisprudence. Perhaps just like there exists general and specific jurisprudential principles that govern the deduction process of a jurist, serious discussions on principles of human rights and ethics need to be carried out which would then overlook and govern the deduction process. On the other hand, while with historical propositions the goal is to uncover the truth regarding the occurrence of an event, the same methodology and strict standard used in deriving law should not be applied or expected in one’s historical methodology. History as an independent subject has its set of rules and methodologies, and what role establishing binding proof plays in that (if any) is a question on its own. However, not enough work has been done on discussing the relationship of history as a subject whose propositions generally do not result in certainty, with jurisprudence.

    ]i\Shi’i jurisprudence prides itself in being flexible and adaptive to changing times. If that is the case, then these consequential methodological discussions would need to become mainstream if there is any hope for the counter-arguments to be taken seriously. Until then, the global impression towards the implementation of certain Islamic laws - particularly when there is room for discussion on them - will remain an area of concern in the modern contemporary world [/i]


    well I may NOT agree with all that what he wrote at the link.. but I will agree with what he said at the end...

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
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