friendlyatheist: mujahida: وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الْإِسْلَامِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ “And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam - never will it be accepted from him and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.” [The Noble Quran 3:85] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1)...
Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely...– Christopher Hitchens from his book God is not Great. (via lizzieinthesky)
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with...– Maya Angelou (via revolutionnow)
“Stupid culture” is what I refer to as any aspect of culture which people tend to adhere to which criticizes people for reading too much, for caring too much in school, or for giving knowledge and education a higher priority than social life. I get called a “pussy” every time I’m reading a book or magazine, and especially when I turn down cigarettes. It...
Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll -- Saudi style →
-gemmadoyle: rhetoricandstuff: “Behind the facade of Wahabi conservatism in the streets, the underground nightlife for Jeddah’s elite youth is thriving and throbbing,” the cable begins. In evidence, then Consul General Martin Quinn refers to a Halloween party last year. The redacted cable reads: “Along with over 150 young Saudis (men and women mostly in their 20s and early 30s), ConGenOffs...
nighteyes: IS ALIVE! I’m still hanging on, bud :)
Tony Porter: A call to men →
“At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don’t “act like a man.” Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the “man box”.” I feel that the terms “man up” and/or “be a man” are very dangerous...
Wikileaks, oh the humanity!
redlightpolitics: I am, first and foremost, interested in humanity. What makes us human? What is human nature? Not just from the perspective of our mammal origins, but mostly, from the perspective of human consciousness, what it means, how it manifests. I came into politics through art. Because it was art that managed to provide the most answers in this regard; because it was art that allowed me...
HASEEB ON MY DASH?
teemafbaby: Damnnit, it’s like Christmas! Hahahaha I need to come back, it just isn’t the same without you guys :)
In Pakistan, especially the Punjab area, it isn’t uncommon for people to poke fun at Afghani people, or “pathans” as they are called, for no apparent reason at all. In my entire school of approximately 300 students, there is only one Afghani student in my class. I had been wanting to ask him a question for quite a while, so I did. I asked him if the jokes directed towards people...
harlowdrae-deactivated20110127- asked: I hope you realise just how much people miss you
When the truth is, I miss you.. Yeah the truth is, that I miss you so..– Coldplay, Warning Sign
The inventor of the plow did more good than the maker of the first rosary -...– Robert G. Ingersoll (via thebookofatheism)