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Gabenowa last won the day on January 14 2019

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  1. I never claimed to have mastered theology. What I said, Mr. Ibn Al-Ja'abi, is that during my 3 months of study is that I have picked up disturbing trends. and let me apprise you of something when I study history or religion or philosophy or etc etc infact I have studied many things in my short existence, I read from within and without, because I learnt the hard way never trust people to teach you, always read and interpret issues myself, no matter what and no matter what the cost. That said, I am off my game. My country heads to historic democratic elections in 60 days and for the first time since 1994, the ruling African National Congress is not assured of getting even a clear 50%. So everybody is jittery, from our currency to stock market stocks, everyone is just jittery about their economic investments including me. So I must apologise, Mr.. Arab man, that yes, I was incohorent and all. and Sir, I don’t appreciate it when you get personal. If we were on even ground, we could go toe to toe but since the admins here don’t like me, I must be restrained. If you cannot hold back in being personal, rather don’t comment on my posts. I am not condescending, just a tad bit too truthful in my interpretations, I don’t live in a world of fear where I could die questioning dominant ideologies and religious prescriptions. As for "new unhinged and insane posts, something crazier in you than this" oh you are so right. I've read too much history.
  2. During these 3 months I have been studying Shia Islam, something that has always bothered me about Islam has turned into a permanent skepticism coupled with certain psychological and personality traits I have encountered on this chat site. It's how Arab nationalism is directly and subliminally promoted in the Qu'ran and the doctrines, thought and spirituality of Shi'ism. I realised it begins with the word "Allah" and note Im only referring to the word and not what the word represents because the word itself represents a concept. I was chatting with a Berber from Algeria (Kabyle) right here in South Africa where he owns a business establishment (its a nightclub where people go to drink and party) and I asked him "Elias, are you Muslim?" He replied "No, not really", I asked him "why not"? He replied that "don’t tell me to believe in a religion of Arabs who came to my land to oppress me" . I asked him another question "do you believe in Allah?" His response which merits careful consideration was "doesnt matter what you call God, if you believe in God then thats all that matters irrespective of what name you use". A fact which cannot be denied or thrown into the dustbin of history is how the word Allah originated. Allah was originally a male pagan God in mecca right there in the Ka'aba before the Qu'ran raised him to the "all knowing all wise Allah" that every Muslim seems to be his media communications officer. I find it slightly confusing, with the Shia definition of God, perhaps on papers as a concept that Allah, taking into consideration Imam Ali's quite detailed definition of this Allah that he is after all A HE! Is it perhaps that he is a HE! that patriarchy and the oppression of the female gender is quite justified in Islam because "surely the all knowing all wise Allah" is always presented as a male. Once a concept, I use the word concept because Im typing from without and not from within. once a concept is presented as a male then it reasons that the attitudes of those who have presented him as a male will justify their insecure manhoods because the "all knowing all wise Allah" after all a male. Before you lecture me on the Shia concept of Allah, let me be clear that I fully understand it. Including Imam Ali's quite detailed thesis on the concept of Allah. It's just a tad bit hypocritical to present this concept of Allah as "Praise belongs to God, who did not originate from anything, nor did He bring what exists into being from anything. His beginninglessness is attested to by the temporality of things, His power by the impotence with which He has branded them, and His everlastingness by the annihilation which He has forced upon them. No place is empty of Him that He might be perceived through localisation, no object is like HIm that He might be described by quality, nor is He absent from anything that He might be known through situation etc etc" note how this Allah is constantly praised as being unique and all yet he is a he he he he he he him this him that he must be obeyed he is all knowing all wise, just note how quite detailed Imam Ali presented his thesis on Allah yet how incredibly contradictory it is when he is a HE! This by the way is not a personal attack on Imam Ali neither is it a personal attack on the religion. This disclaimer is presented to the intellectually feeble. To those who are so insecure about themselves that Islam (Shia) is their only secure identity and that pointing out contradictions is seen as a threat to their own fragile identities in a world in which capitalism has created so much death and destruction that religion is the only escapist fantasy left. I understand. I just cannot stand contradictions in texts which are presented to me as both beginning and end. That is not true, it has never been true and it will never be true. Have you ever wondered why in Christianity, God had a son but not a daughter. If God is a HE then it stands to reason that of course God would want to have a son because the human male attitude is that you want a son as a successor.. Here it is clear that the God of Christianity in impregnating the Virgin Mary is a mere figmentation of whatever male mind or male minds created Christianity. The fact that the son of God had to be male and had the mother a VIRGIN since religious minds have always conceived in their pathetic male insecure selves that a woman must be pure blah blah etc etc..... If women created Christianity, you can bet both your kidneys that God would have bequeathed to the world a daughter. Why is it that all the Prophets are male? Unless I am mistaken, from Judaism right down to Islam, the Prophets are all male. Men. From Abraham to Mohammed, does God only speak to men? Are women so inferior that God deems their ears so impure that they are unworthy of his voice? Note I used the masculine tense to refer to God, the irony is not lost on me because that is the way I was taught about God from Judaism right down to Islam God is a HE. So everything done to women is justifiable because hey, don’t forget, Allah is Him right? unless He wants to bequeath a child to the world then a Virgin Mary is included in the holy texts to handle the birth part. I started this post to speak about the undeniable reality of Arab Nationalism in Islam, direct and subliminal, both conscious and subconcious and unconscious subliminal signals through their language but I got distracted about this disturbing reality of women in Islam and infact all these religions where Father Abraham is the Patriarch. I'll come back to Arabs a bit later on, need to research that one properly.
  3. I think the way you raise your child determines what kind of human being they will be irrespective of gender. There are certain characteristics which ofcourse both genders cannot escape but ultimately it comes down the essence of that human being. If you raise it in the most non-progressive manner then that is exactly what you will see as an adult, an adult that is not progressive. Today in my country, I saw a women, dressed in traditional African women clothing of doek (covers her entire hair), long African skirt she looked like one of those traditional African housewives and she was driving a big a** city commuter bus, like actually transporting commuters to work this morning. I was so shocked but there it is ultimately a specific gender does not determine essence and capability. The sad aspect of some people here on Shia chat is how reactionary they are. Eastern countries are deeply opposed to progress. GENDER DISCRIMINATION IS SO REACTIONARY IT CAN LITERALLY KILL A COUNTRY. Im not sure whether its culture or religion or a mixture of both. Or does throwing in the Holy Qu'ran just incite more gender discrimination that already existed? or vice versa?
  4. Thats what I love about a country such as mine that creates the rule of law that supersedes all laws even religious laws if they discriminate against women. Such ambiguities in inheritance have a long history in my country from a cultural perspective and a religious perspective. But our Constitution adopted in 1996 states that the rule of law in South Africa is the only law and any law that violates against it is simply unconstitutional and void. That includes such ambiguities in Sharia law. I love Shia Islam, I believe in the primacy of Islam but where laws, based in the Holy Qu'ran or the Hadiths or whatever school of jurisprudence creates discrimination against women based on among other things inheritance then that law or laws is pure rubbish. I studied law, I understand ambiguities and this ambiguity stated in this Shia law in South Africa would not be entertained even by a Muslim judge. It would be thrown into the dustbin of history where it belongs. There is no basis, logically or rationally for in this time, 2019, there are still religious laws that discriminate against women or are so ambigious that one could infer discrimination. as a person who studied law, I can tell from the topic of this Shia inheritance law, that it was written to be vague and misleading so that whoever wishes to discriminate against the specific women concerned could exercise that right if he so wished. That is pure rubbish and that law or any such laws belong where the cows poop their dung.
  5. That is a very weird story. You would so swear that you two got married right after you met each other. It seems like you only getting to know each other now. and were you a Muslim when you got married? Like Sunni? Or what? there are too many gaps in what you have shared but this sounds like one of those hollywood marriages where two people get married after meeting on set after a month or so. Very humourous.
  6. Oh swimming pools. We don’t use "public baths" in South Africa. its swimming pool/s public or private. I didnt know that in certain locations people actually see each other naked at swimming pools. I thought they dressed up in swimming trunks and swimming stuff for women. I didnt know they skinny dipped. thats only done in private swimming pools usually when there are hot girls around and some champagne to get the ladies to loosen up a bit.
  7. Apologies sister! As a woman, dearest sister, my views do not change. I don’t know where you are from but I would still advise you to know yourself since if anything goes wrong as a woman you are at a more disadvantage but if you are "brooding" as in your female biological instinct to procreate and bear human life has kicked in then nothing and no one will persuade you otherwise. Nothing ever gets in the way of nature. All I can say then is God bless you and goodluck.
  8. Me thinks some people are stuck in the stone age and somehow they need to be dragged into a portal that transports them into 2019 where even long before 2019 women are already leading pioneers in a whole lot of causes that advance progress. Funnily, I was watching a documentary on this in India and China, apparently a generation of females was aborted, as in literally aborted. So now the men of this generation are willing to date and marry females as young as 15 because women in their generation have been aborted. I think though thats in Hindu India. and China in some places. I think though, with no disrespect to anyone, that the way some people think, especially from backward socially conservative countries, that the only way to save those countries is to put those people down the way stray nuisance animals are put down. 2019 and people still think like this? Im perplexed.
  9. "Public Baths"? What the hell does that even mean? Forgive me "guest", Im very ignorant of the term "public bath" because it doesnt exist in my geographical location. If you could further provide more insight into this "public bath" where apparently it would seem that being "naked" is normal. Im perplexed.
  10. "Thuglife" I assume you took your AKA from 2PAC AMARU SHAKUR. You don’t think like him at all. in fact to look at people and just assume because of their religion they are going to burn in hell is exactly what will get you a scholarship to go study for a Doctorate in a Wahhabi madrassa. You are a man in desperate need of enlightenment.
  11. Salaam Brothers, @ Bowtie and @ Sumerian you guys are not each others enemies. Neither is Iraq and Lebanon enemies. don’t make fun of each others different nationalities. I think based on ample evidence far too many people have suffered and died in both countries and continue to do so. I"'ve noticed a certain truth about "Bowtie", brother can be so undiplomatic in his thinking and logic that it stings, actually hurts but but but but but..... you can’t fault his pure logic and extreme rational thinking no matter how it stings. I think brother "Bowtie" has spent far too much time and energy arguing and debating with people who are so ignorant, so hateful and so irrational in their perceptions that the Brother does not possess patience anymore with stupid people.

  13. I don’t undestand why people on this chat site at times like to share their disgusting habits and the consequences of their disgusting habits. I mean T.M.I., TOO MUCH INFORMATION! Goodness me, I thought my continent of "heathens" was bad enough but really some people take way too much advantage of being anonymous on this chat site. I mean goodness, some of us actually like to nibble on snacks while we are checking out what is hopefully intellectual discussions. I mean for God's sake, there are actually women on this site. Id hope atleast your "Islamic values" would make you respect the fact that there are these creatures with sensitive sensibilities called women on this site. "INVOLUNTARY SEMEN" just jumped at my eyes! these are issues you speak with your brother's in private.
  14. This is the white man. This is what he does!
  15. Y You sound like a graduate of a Masters in Arts or something like that. Funny thing, hip hop music didnt start like that. It started as the voice of the ghetto even though "gangsta hip hop" like Snoop Dogg in his original days was not kind to women but it was not what it became today. Hip hop got hijacked by those Jews on corporate music labels. They all Jews amazing fact. Men like Jimmy Iovine and Lyor Cohen (an Israeli), all Jews who sell this garbage and keep most of the profits to themselves. it doesnt sound like Atheistic Satanism, it is Atheistic Satanism. rapping about killing people or spraying people with AK-47'S actually inspires lost souls to do exactly that.
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