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Are religious people boring?

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9 minutes ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Salam,

Is this stereotype true or false? 

Religion=A Way of Life. ( with standards/limits/values/set of morals/ethics/do's and don'ts)

Every Human has a way of life( Set of belief System). Even Government and corporation have a Way of life( Code of Conduct) they go by. 

Only the Free Thinkers/limitless/boundaryless/codeless) think thay are cool- as anything go here means no stress - allow any and everything to happen- kind of a zoo. The this will make it a way of life - so it will fall into the definition of following a certain set of values. Yes its is fun, to have no limits or worry- but you don't see the results of this around you. In the end they are not really, otherwise so many of then wouldn't be checking out. 

Its all mirage/don't buy the hype. They are just shrewd and good sales people - like to make nice people confused. 

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2 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Salam,

Is this stereotype true or false? 

Heck, yes!! Have been called boring so many times by my friends and work mates. Am so proud of it. :yahoo:

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On a more serious note, I think being boring is something relative. If you are in the wrong company those people will be boring for you and vice versa.

I have been sharing office with a workmate for the past couple of months. Our daily conversation:

Her: Have you watched episode x of 'Meray pass tum ho'

Me: I don't watch TV.

Her: have you seen drama 'XYZ'?

Me: err.. I don't watch dramas.

Her: Have you listened to that new song?

Me: I don't listen to music.

Her: Oh! that new Indian movie is so funny?

Me: I don't watch anything Indian.

Her: GAWWWD ! No music,no movies, no songs, You are soooooo boring.

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First one has to define what they mean by religion:

Is religion some rigid hierarchy based community whereupon one must follow all verdicts, opinions, and decisions of their superiors(who are fallible ordinary humans btw)? 

Is religion a personal affair whereupon one must be able to rationalize their beliefs, seek out their own knowledge and proofs, follow Islam as a way of life and of self-purification, and search for the truth in all things as sincerely as possible?

For most people it is definitely some element of both, I think people who rigidly adhere to the former tend to be quite boring in my sincere opinion, and people who genuinely follow the latter tend to have better conversation with less political connotation, and are also able to discuss things to a much deeper level without being offended. 

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1 hour ago, 3wliya_maryam said:

the more you socialise, the more you read and gain knowledge, the less boring you become imo

Yeah, it's also about doing trying new stuff. If we always stick to our usual routine, then we're going to get bored. Maybe discovering a new genre when reading a book or trying new recipes etc.

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Religious people may or may not be boring but most non religious people would find religious people boring because their definition of fun revolves a lot around haram like listening to loud music or partying, watching movies and shows. A person who is practicing in true sense also realises that a lot of halal stuff like watching shows is a waste of time and something that you have to be answerable for to Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and hence knows the importance of putting time to its best use like gaining knowledge. 

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9 minutes ago, Mohammadi_follower said:

Personnaly I find people talking everytime about drinking and party completely boring. 

Actually people who can have meaningful discussions when it comes to religion and spirituality are so interesting. Like who wants surface level discussions.

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On 2/16/2020 at 5:50 PM, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Salam,

Is this stereotype true or false? 

With all due respect, this thread seemingly constitutes a prime example of “preaching to the choir.” Observant Shia here already know the answer(s).

22 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

@notme

to be honest it's fun to be liberated in a true sense. Western society promotes this lifestyle which traps us! The pleasure doesn't last for long, and then we feel as if we're a slave to our nafs...

True freedom and fun is when we observe the laws of Allah. Our sins make us blind and we mistake our lifestyle to be "fun". Our harram is made to appeal to us. The Qur'an even describes how this life is a mirage for those who don't have faith.

Objectively, true pleasure or happiness or fun or whatever you'd call, is through Islam.  

Respectfully, “observing the laws of Allah” is an end in and unto itself. One does not need to redefine it as “fun” or “happiness.” Doing so defeats its very purpose.

21 hours ago, 3wliya_maryam said:

According to ekhart tolle’s the power of now (a book I highly recommend everyone to read), all the pleasures of life are only temporary. They don’t make you truly happy. Say you were sad and depressed, and you decide to go shopping. It might lift your mood up, but then you’re drawn back to darkness.

he talks about inner peace, that is accessible to us now, something that is way beyond our minds. 

Whether you’re religious or not doesn’t make a difference to boredom or you being a fun outgoing person. Back in school I used to get told I was boring a lot. But really it depends on the people you surround yourself with. A lot of people don’t realise this within themselves but they have some kind of uniqueness that is only in them and not in everyone else. 

the more you socialise, the more you read and gain knowledge, the less boring you become imo

Actually, socialising, like gaining knowledge, is only worthwhile if it leads to something productive and involves meeting the right people and/or gaining the right knowledge.

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Just now, Northwest said:

With all due respect, this thread seemingly constitutes a prime example of “preaching to the choir.” Observant Shia here already know the answer(s).

I think most religious people know the answer. It is not just practicing Muslims that secular people consider boring. It is pretty much religious people from any religion. And I think the abstaining from alcohol is very much a part of why that perception started. Many religions recognize that alcohol is bad, including the other world religions such as Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. Not only Islam. Apparently many people in this world find it fun to drink alcohol. Maybe because it relives their mind from inhibitions. But in the end everything equals out. The next day it is the alcohol drinkers who are boring. Either sleeping or sitting with a dull look on their face and an ice bag on the head.

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On 2/17/2020 at 12:50 PM, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Salam,

Is this stereotype true or false? 

People who claim to be religious but lack any actual spiritual discipline, people who speak from dogma but not knowledge. Aka, fundi types from any religion are heavily boring and an insult to one's intelligence. 

The actual topic of religion though is the most interesting thing there is though in my opinion.

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On 2/16/2020 at 4:50 PM, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Salam,

Is this stereotype true or false? 

Very false.

Most people don't know what religious is, even religious people don't know what the religion is.

I say boring people pretend to be religious to hide their shortcomings.

Boring is a type of stress that is brought from prolonged periods of procrastination and idleness.

Does a person who believe in God, allowed himself to procrastinate and time and be idle in action? 

There is blessing in movement.

Harakat Barakat.

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On 2/17/2020 at 3:30 AM, hasanhh said:

We ought to start a club.

What should we call it? A socinian society propably won't work unless we include chr!stians.

Maybe 'the dully devoted' ?

Tabarra tribe 

Mutah mayhem 

BYOB [ bring your own baklava ]

(Still thinking) 

Edited by Panzerwaffe

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15 minutes ago, Panzerwaffe said:

Tabarra tribe 

Mutah mayhem 

BYOB [ bring your own baklava ]

(Still thinking) 

Tabarra Tribe/Tribal Action . . . Star and l would not like jail.

Mutah Mayhem . . . :brucelee:is what l expect star's reaction to be (she also has a 'torpedo)  . . . :hahaha::hahaha: from me.

BYOB . . . Bring Your Other Brain

(Still Thinking) . . . lf you want to call it that.

 

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On 2/17/2020 at 1:50 AM, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Salam,

Is this stereotype true or false? 

Yes

Only when they're fakes and liars other than that they're not for amusement.

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