1. Welcome to Wondercafe2! You are here and we are glad. Enjoy your time. Please visit the Tips & Techniques forum, especially the thread Basic Posting & Forum Info, to learn more about how to use the site.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Wondercafe2 is now using HTTPS. Please start using this instead of HTTP. How-to: Secure Site Update
    Dismiss Notice

Embracing the Sacred

Discussion in 'Health and Aging' started by Inannawhimsey, Jun 24, 2017.

?

If you could believe anything, what would it be?

  1. Discuss if you want?

  2. Discuss if you want?

Multiple votes are allowed.
Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

    Messages:
    9,791
    Likes Received:
    2,882
    fellow sentients

    Around the world Muslims will be ending their long fast and partake in the Feast of Breaking the Fast called Eid al-Fitr.

    For the past month Muslims have been fasting from Dawn to Sunset during Ramadan. Want to know what the standard is? Ask a Muslim and they will tell you their standard. Their religion is even more diverse than Christianity...they are more truly like Krisnamurti's riff on everyone having their own religion. Which works both ways: since Islam is so truly diverse, there is no Islamophobia because there is no, unlike say Christianity, one standard. However, there are people who do call their own interpretation the right one. That is how humans are. We are social hierarchial beings who will always have status. People above and people below. People with less and people with more. Difference, not equality of outcome. B L A H!!!

    As you may remember my new landlady and lord are Muslims from Fiji. They have been very kind and generous. Their children are a treasure. I have been invited to their feast. Their family from Fiji will (and some are) visiting.

    Such is life.

    I look at other parts of the world, seeing the chaos and madness and stupidity and evil (cf. Berkeley Riots, Iraq Occupation, Ukraine War, Identity Politics becoming more and more a part of university life, Postmodernism and Marxism entering even the hard sciences, nondiscovery of the cuton and so forth). But like the Irish Proverb "it is in the shelter of each other where the people live."

    I am blessed and indeed quite fortunate.

    Not to mention exhausted by the current heatwave here. After doing churchyardwork in 30 degree heat. Yeah. No points 4 me.

    I'll leave you with something that I came across. Apparently some in the distant past had other interesting ways of portraying the Trinity.

    I find them very trippy.

    (And our LadyLord with eyeliner...awe. Some)

    See here for examples Trinity in the Bible?: Three-Headed Trinity?

    From the Demense of Peat
     
  2. crazyheart

    crazyheart tomorrow,tomorrow

    Messages:
    7,308
    Likes Received:
    3,541
    Hello, Hello
     
    Inannawhimsey likes this.
  3. ChemGal

    ChemGal One with keen eye

    Messages:
    9,463
    Likes Received:
    2,846
    Good to see you again!
    Fiji isn't a common answer when you ask someone where they are from. Enjoy the feast!
    Any chance of some cooler weather soon?
     
    Inannawhimsey likes this.
  4. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

    Messages:
    9,791
    Likes Received:
    2,882
    What r u doin up so late, young woman??? :3
     
  5. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

    Messages:
    9,791
    Likes Received:
    2,882
    Herez hopin
    Therez a ski hill where the hill operators have a lil roadside church where they pray to Ullr g_d of snow when there aint enough snow

    Who I hear has been pretty prominent "back East". Crazy cold weather.
    N north california during their winter they had to deal with floods...ach

    N ive been told by one of my landladylords that their sect is a small one. Both parents are so super busy all the time that they cant teach their kids their faith so their kids learn via skype. Modern world.
     
  6. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    32,867
    Likes Received:
    3,268
    I've run into that whetted thing; sky Pi ... a rationalization of curves (sec Tauris)* in divides that are out there ... like 3 men in a' bode ... bide 'n their time ! Blocks of thought ... into mental rheum's ...

    Some complain of the rheum at-ism is a pain, i.e. belief that learning different hurts as mental space shifts! Creeps out the hard tack with Pi Soup ... just for the dipping ... swing low sweet chariot ... Eire that supports God's ... while the remnant left goes on ... just small bits like Mr. Higgin's parts? Miff AIr Lady .. often seen as burnt ochre under the power of flames ... thus baked into ... or demiurge 'd?

    *Some say quadrants ... thus rants doing away with the triads and supporting the root square kind that augurs po' Leigh with those hanging on the the ancient stuff and not carrying that into what's coming ... thus it ghost!

    It is cunning how the Skye lass stays rye and transparent ... dark as the midnight horse ...
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2017
    Inannawhimsey likes this.
  7. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

    Messages:
    1,806
    Likes Received:
    1,503
    Welcome back, Inanna, I am glad someone mentions Eid, it is indeed an important feast. Here in Halifax, one United church congregation and their moslem neighbours have planned a walk or human chain from the church to the mosque for today.
    Lets hope for a peaceful day.
     
    Inannawhimsey likes this.
  8. crazyheart

    crazyheart tomorrow,tomorrow

    Messages:
    7,308
    Likes Received:
    3,541
    I miss Omni today. Happy Eid
     
    Pinga, Inannawhimsey and Seeler like this.
  9. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    32,867
    Likes Received:
    3,268
    Eids a good one ...
     
    Inannawhimsey likes this.
  10. Greywolf336

    Greywolf336 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    346
    Eid Mubarak to your landlady and all our Muslim friends and neighbours
     
    Inannawhimsey and crazyheart like this.
  11. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    32,867
    Likes Received:
    3,268
    Can you land a lady safely when crossing the threshold ...?
     
    Inannawhimsey likes this.
  12. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

    Messages:
    9,791
    Likes Received:
    2,882
    Ty oh Holy Hog
    Came back for the FEAST
    (Friends Eeking About Sundry Topics)
     
  13. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

    Messages:
    9,791
    Likes Received:
    2,882
    It happens
    Such were the joyous shouts that night
    Of "Thank Allah that's over" And "Now I can throw away my fatpants"
     
  14. BetteTheRed

    BetteTheRed Resident Heretic

    Messages:
    10,462
    Likes Received:
    6,685
    Our sponsored family, and their sponsors, found this year's Ramadan quite traumatic actually, on two fronts. The first is the misfortune of this rotating holiday during the months with the longest days of the years, particularly (secondly) in conjunction with a system that is not Islamic and is not set up to be sympathetic/accommodating to this month of kids arriving at school for a full day with no food and no water and no intention of consuming either.

    My heart was a little broken to tell 10 year old H_____h that we wouldn't be able to drive them to and from school (about 1.5 km each way) during the long month (fortunately not as warm as it often is here, like last year).
     
    Inannawhimsey likes this.
  15. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

    Messages:
    9,791
    Likes Received:
    2,882
    So many different Muslims
    There are even some who drink and sell alcohol
    And eat bacon
    Must be mindblowing for yer acquaintances
    Im pretty close in culture to American Pacific Northwest and Ive gone through culture shock with the shakes and crying...
    I have thot aboot Muslim children here who during Ramadan cant drink water during restricted times...still new enough to me to make me wonder if that is very healthy to developing bodies n minds?
    There is really no reason to go to other worlds to meet the alien...just go outside...:3
     
  16. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    32,867
    Likes Received:
    3,268
    Tis so true ... so many walls built to restrict what good for a' sol ...
     
  17. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

    Messages:
    9,791
    Likes Received:
    2,882
    To be is also to be not
    There is no such animal as a culture or belief or lifestyle that is everything or that accounts for everything...
    Decide or act or believe and possibilities are cut off completely naturally
    Despite the Regressive Left's attempt at creating their utopia or the Dominionist Right's...
    Flux and change...within a finite but boundless range...
    Ive read rabbis saying that we are what g_d can never be (and thus our important relationship with the Divine): Limited and Finite.
    LA DI DAH!!!
     
    Waterfall likes this.
  18. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    32,867
    Likes Received:
    3,268
    Thus the continuous goings on ... support it with a few dark words ... inky? This may fit in as incarnate ... tis a dark explicit non-attribute ...

    Once getting beyond the blue (azure) the dark ness goes on like a Scottish puddle ...


    Pick your likes with due concerns ... that Anis in old word ... created just to preserve what the mortal gods wished ... amour chaos?

    Some don't see it coming ...
     
  19. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

    Messages:
    9,791
    Likes Received:
    2,882


    to all my Muslim sisters and brotherz


    Soon will be the end of Ramadan 2018
    and much relief as normal eating can resume
    hard core living indeed (y)
     

Share This Page