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The Message of Control


Perhaps because of my background, I’m immune to cajoling, suspicious of flattery, and hostile toward overt pressure. Whenever I’ve heard a preacher going on about heaven and hell and Jesus dying for our sins, playing on guilt, fear, and obligation … Continue reading

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Why female “Reverts” Leave Islam


Ha.  Maybe first I should explain what I mean by “Reverts.”  Anyone whose never been Muslim would just call them converts to Islam.  The reason Muslims call them “Reverts” is out of the belief that everyone is born Muslim quite … Continue reading

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Rambulations and Dreams


1. Can’t get to Facebook, the Sims 3 forum, or my own email today.  It’s very sad. 2.  A Muslim man, an immigrant here from Iran, who’s acquaintance I’d made and who was disappointed in my being married for some reason, once … Continue reading

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I said “No”


Just a repost from 1-23-11 because it’s fun and still makes me laugh, years after the fact.  I’d originally posted it on Xanga, but Xanga is kind of kaput now.  Oh yes, they do give assurances of archiving our blogs for us, … Continue reading

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After Coffee Thoughts…


…It was yummy almond toffee flavor. 1. “In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the discomfort experienced when simultaneously holding two or more conflicting cognitions: ideas, beliefs, values or emotional reactions. In a state of dissonance, people may sometimes feel “disequilibrium”: frustration, hunger, dread, guilt, anger, … Continue reading

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Iran and my assumptions


On Making Assumptions… Back when I was very young, idealistic, and naive as hell, I made the mistake of falling in love with an Iranian exchange student at my college named Reza.  This was in 1981, right after the 52 American hostage … Continue reading

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Dark morning thoughts


Don’t treat women the way you’d hate to be treated yourselves!
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