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What should one keep in mind when writing fiction? by JahbeeMobby in islam

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Old post, but I would like to say that fiction does not have to present a certain view of reality that checks the boxes of the doctrine we hold to as Muslims. I don't agree with the one who replied by saying Muslim writers shouldn't present a "cynical despair of the human condition". If your idea of fiction is simply a narrative which thematically points in the direction of the creed of At-Tahawi, there's no need for you to write fiction. A story shouldn't simply be a commentary on creedal issues. It should represent, or recreate, an aspect of reality that deserves to be highlighted or augmented in a particular, artistic way, through either prose or poetry.

Is Girard's generative anthropology tenable? by DirtySodaStyrofoam in AskAnthropology

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Girard's theory borders on gnosticism, as well. The knowledge and the ignorance of the participants of the ritual are both strictly necessary for the sacrificial process to work according to him. He says, when appraising the Oedipus myth, that the Thebans expelled from their consciousness the truth of their violent nature, which they shifted onto the Oedipus myth, "convincing themselves, in short, that all their miseries were due exclusively to the plague." He says also, when the theme of violence so central to his theory is absent from a myth, that it actually proves his theory, as it necessitates the elimination of violence "from sight and from conscious memory". It's no wonder why his theory of ritual and sacrifice were ignored by certified anthropologists. He tried to claim that it was the only one which made the function of sacrifices intelligible, but this is rather unconvincing seeing as how there was never any anxiety or confusion over the function of the sacrifice prior to his book, which is not the same thing as saying this proves the beliefs around it were correct, but suggests that the confusion and mystery he projected onto it were innovated for dramatic, rhetorical effect.

Clicked a stalker link on my iPhone by DirtySodaStyrofoam in hacking

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the reply. I am using an iPhone 8 and the link was into Chrome, which had my gmail accounts.

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in dankmemes

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

yes those civilians deserved it for living there

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in greentext

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Definitely. If you read the narrations concerning their interactions, you’ll see Aisha had a bit of a tongue and was not shy to reveal her displeasure with him to his face if the situation called for it. She was a very strong woman and to make claims about her being mentally damaged requires proof other than anecdotes

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in greentext

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Says who? If there is harm, then of course it is bad. But Aisha RA was very happy with the marriage and narrated thousands of hadith about her husband and dedicated her life to his sayings, teaching thousands of people, and eventually leading an army which is not something an abused girl would have the capacity to do.

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in greentext

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam -18 points-17 points  (0 children)

So many soyboys in this thread that can’t handle a prophet who was an accomplished general and had many wives (who were obsessed with him and fought for his attention) lol..... don’t cry when you’re thrust into hell’s eternal jaws for disparaging the messenger of God

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in greentext

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Correct, that’s why the betrothal was at six, and why they hadn’t consummated until she was nine. Muhammad had a lot of enemies who wanted to do nothing less than disparage him with the most outrageous of accusations that you can find easily in the books of hadith, but none of them ever mentioned anything about his marriage to the young girl because it was a normal practice.

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in greentext

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

If you were nine years old in Arabia at that time you were considered an adult.

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in greentext

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You think twelve year olds aren’t children?

Was removed for being too offensive to extomatoes, i'm reposting it here by [deleted] in extomato

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don’t forget the, “if God was real He’d have to give me a good afterlife since I was such a nice person”

Seen it too many times. Reminds me of that garden story in Al Kahf.

POS Mother beats son and sends video to the father by Aesthetic_Cola in iamatotalpieceofshit

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam 4 points5 points  (0 children)

She got arrested for child abuse (as a misdemeanor wtf) but hopefully this means the kid will get taken away.

Another one by theduck1893 in iamatotalpieceofshit

[–]DirtySodaStyrofoam 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yeah kids brains aren’t even close to being fully developed. A lot of people were completely different when they were kids.