marcovhv
marcovhv:

friendlyatheist:

No. I won’t tag posts for them. Or anybody else. I’m not the one fasting nor do I think is a good idea anyway. Furthermore, I don’t respect their beliefs. Why should I respect myth, superstition and nonsense? What I do respect is people and the right they have to believe and practice what they may. But respect for them, respect for those rights go as far as my own rights start.
Are some Muslims offended by food on tumblr? They need to skip tumblr for a month. Why would anyone have to limit what they post, change their conduct, do specialty tags or do anything out of the ordinary to appease a nonsensical religious belief one does not share to begin with? Please…
What’s next? Ask non-muslims to refrain from drawing Muhammad ? Curtailing freedom of speech if it disrespects religion? How soon do we forget? Can’t we see the gross capitulation that is giving away our own freedoms under the false guise of religious respect? Sometimes so called “progressive” thinking becomes its own worst enemy. 
-FA

I’m with you on this one. Most folks know that I’m very accepting to just about anything but this kind of thing is ridiculous. If someone doesn’t want to be exposed to food they should simply stay off the internet, not watch TV and not listen to radio. I respect any religion even though I think they’re all delusions but I think taking special precautions for the religious when it comes to things that are otherwise completely normal and not offensive in any way is a bridge too far.
I MIGHT start thinking about it when all religious people start refraining from talking about their religion in their posts. Because hey, that’s kind of annoying for an atheist such as myself!
But guess what? I don’t take offense, nor do I ask people to please tag their posts with ‘jesus’ or ‘god’ so I won’t have to see them. That would be ridiculous, right? Kind of like how it’s ridiculous to have to tag a picture of food with ‘food’.

Precisely.
This will be it on the topic. Don’t want to spam the tumblr plus it is time for me to go to bed. 
Thanks all for your comments and thoughts. I might not be able to respond to all but I do read them, all of them.
Take care.
In reason:-FA 

marcovhv:

friendlyatheist:

No. I won’t tag posts for them. Or anybody else. I’m not the one fasting nor do I think is a good idea anyway. Furthermore, I don’t respect their beliefs. Why should I respect myth, superstition and nonsense? What I do respect is people and the right they have to believe and practice what they may. But respect for them, respect for those rights go as far as my own rights start.

Are some Muslims offended by food on tumblr? They need to skip tumblr for a month. Why would anyone have to limit what they post, change their conduct, do specialty tags or do anything out of the ordinary to appease a nonsensical religious belief one does not share to begin with? Please…

What’s next? Ask non-muslims to refrain from drawing Muhammad ? Curtailing freedom of speech if it disrespects religion? How soon do we forget? Can’t we see the gross capitulation that is giving away our own freedoms under the false guise of religious respect? Sometimes so called “progressive” thinking becomes its own worst enemy. 

-FA

I’m with you on this one. Most folks know that I’m very accepting to just about anything but this kind of thing is ridiculous. If someone doesn’t want to be exposed to food they should simply stay off the internet, not watch TV and not listen to radio. I respect any religion even though I think they’re all delusions but I think taking special precautions for the religious when it comes to things that are otherwise completely normal and not offensive in any way is a bridge too far.

I MIGHT start thinking about it when all religious people start refraining from talking about their religion in their posts. Because hey, that’s kind of annoying for an atheist such as myself!

But guess what? I don’t take offense, nor do I ask people to please tag their posts with ‘jesus’ or ‘god’ so I won’t have to see them. That would be ridiculous, right? Kind of like how it’s ridiculous to have to tag a picture of food with ‘food’.

Precisely.

This will be it on the topic. Don’t want to spam the tumblr plus it is time for me to go to bed. 

Thanks all for your comments and thoughts. I might not be able to respond to all but I do read them, all of them.

Take care.

In reason:
-FA 

No. I won’t tag posts for them. Or anybody else. I’m not the one fasting nor do I think is a good idea anyway. Furthermore, I don’t respect their beliefs. Why should I respect myth, superstition and nonsense? What I do respect is people and the right they have to believe and practice what they may. But respect for them, respect for those rights go as far as my own rights start.
Are some Muslims offended by food on tumblr? They need to skip tumblr for a month. Why would anyone have to limit what they post, change their conduct, do specialty tags or do anything out of the ordinary to appease a nonsensical religious belief one does not share to begin with? Please…
What’s next? Ask non-muslims to refrain from drawing Muhammad ? Curtailing freedom of speech if it disrespects religion? How soon do we forget? Can’t we see the gross capitulation that is giving away our own freedoms under the false guise of religious respect? Sometimes so called “progressive” thinking becomes its own worst enemy. 
-FA

No. I won’t tag posts for them. Or anybody else. I’m not the one fasting nor do I think is a good idea anyway. Furthermore, I don’t respect their beliefs. Why should I respect myth, superstition and nonsense? What I do respect is people and the right they have to believe and practice what they may. But respect for them, respect for those rights go as far as my own rights start.

Are some Muslims offended by food on tumblr? They need to skip tumblr for a month. Why would anyone have to limit what they post, change their conduct, do specialty tags or do anything out of the ordinary to appease a nonsensical religious belief one does not share to begin with? Please…

What’s next? Ask non-muslims to refrain from drawing Muhammad ? Curtailing freedom of speech if it disrespects religion? How soon do we forget? Can’t we see the gross capitulation that is giving away our own freedoms under the false guise of religious respect? Sometimes so called “progressive” thinking becomes its own worst enemy. 

-FA

meronym asked:

I need a bit of advice - I'm an atheist with a Muslim friend. It's Ramadan now and she fasts, and I'm not sure how to go about eating in her presence. Normally I just eat whatever I want in front of Muslims because I have zero wish to willingly inconvenient myself because of someone else's bullshit religion. The problem with this particular friend is that she, when I first became a vegetarian, always used to ask if it's ok with me that she eats meat in my presence. My response was always - sure, I made my choice, you made yours, no reason why my choices should dictate your life. But, now I'm torn between really, really not wanting to cater to her delusions, and feeling like an inconsiderate douche of a friend for eating in front of her when she's hungry/thirsty. Any thougths?

Maybe you should start hanging out with her after sunset. Problem solved!!! LOL!!!

But seriously, it all depends. Can you eat somewhere else then meet her afterwards? Have you asked her if you could eat in her presence? What did she say? 

Like you, I don’t think being a douche to make a point is productive. That being said there is no reason why you should suffer hunger or thirst in the name of someone else’s delusions. It is a call you need to make on your own based on the type of relationship you share and how you will fell afterwards with whatever decision you make.

Take care.
-FA

The first thing that all honest students of Islam must admit is that it is not absolutely clear where members of al Qaeda, the Taliban, al-Shabab, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hamas, and other Muslim terrorist groups have misconstrued their religious obligations. If they are “extremists” who have deformed an ancient faith into a death cult, they haven’t deformed it by much. When one reads the Koran and the hadith, and consults the opinions of Muslim jurists over the centuries, one discovers that killing apostates, treating women like livestock, and waging jihad—not merely as an inner, spiritual struggle but as holy war against infidels—are practices that are central to the faith. Granted, one path out of this madness might be for mainstream Muslims to simply pretend that this isn’t so—and by this pretense persuade the next generation that the “true” Islam is peaceful, tolerant of difference, egalitarian, and fully compatible with a global civil society. But the holy books remain forever to be consulted, and no one will dare to edit them. Consequently, the most barbarous and divisive passages in these texts will remain forever open to being given their most plausible interpretations.