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Waaayoff

Member Since 11 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 24 2016 11:35 AM

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In Topic: How do you like your eggs in the morning?

30 March 2016 - 06:43 PM

How the hell do all of you have the time to make breakfast?!


In Topic: Bombing of Brussels airport

28 March 2016 - 12:22 PM

 


Oppression by the Turks for centuries which left Arabs uneducated and poor.

 

I'd love to hear what kind of oppression left Arabs in golden age so uneducated and poor? Ottoman empire didn't impose cizya to Arabs because they are Muslim, they didn't even conscripted. Sorry to reveal the shocking truth but Arabs were no more than bunch of tribes for centuries until they backstabbed Ottoman Empire for a fistful of gold during World War I only to be rewarded with countries drawn by ruler and ruled by rulers.

 

 

After a quick search, you appear to be right. I knew that my country's propaganda machine painted the Arab revolt in a much different light than reality. It gave them legitimacy.

But I never questioned the Ottoman empire's persecution of Arabs, which we were taught about since middle school. Just goes to show how powerful propaganda can be. Makes you wonder what else you know that is completely wrong.

 

Time to hit the library!


In Topic: Bombing of Brussels airport

28 March 2016 - 11:20 AM

 


 

And then who do they see? The west. The big bad west. With their sex, and openness, and women that treat their husbands with love and not just obedience, with young people doing what they want in life, not just get married young, raise kids and die. And so they call you immoral. And they try to shield their religion from your loose way of life as they interpret it as an attack on theirs.  Why? Because if Islam wasn't there, if it wasn't the true religion, if it wasn't the answer, then they just wasted their entire life and spent it in misery, all for nothing.

 

Not sure where you live or what you have seen, but obedience is certainly not what western women have. lol.

 

 

I didn't phrase that correctly. I meant Arab wives are expected to be obedient, while western women are thought of as equal partners by western men. It's actually a very common sight here to see Arab men divorce their western wives after a few years of marriage because they are "trouble makers" (i.e. not submissive enough). Sad really.


In Topic: Bombing of Brussels airport

28 March 2016 - 07:31 AM

I'll give the perspective of an (atheist, ex-Muslim) Arab on the topic. I didn't read everything you guys said because the posts are ridiculously long so this is just my opinion.

 

You can spend a lot of time arguing about what caused the mess that is the middle east. Oppression by the Turks for centuries which left Arabs uneducated and poor.

The oil boom in Saudi Arabia allowing it to export its extreme form of Islam to other Arab countries, mainly Egypt. A Tribal and collectivist culture thrown into chaos by randomly drawn borders by the British and French. Israel. The US's charming foreign policy.

 

I think it's more important to look at Islam, and why it is making the mess so much messier. To be clear I'm talking about Arab Muslims, since they are the ones I'm experienced with. And to please the PC police, I'm (obviously) not talking about all of them. The problem with Arab Muslims is that they don't really value life as much as the rest of us do. To many of them this is just a pesky test they have to get through to go to the next life. So what does this mean? They don't pursue happiness...

 

They follow rules. And Oh how many rules do they have. Not everyone follows the same rules and not as extensively, but they're there. They follow just the collection of rules/Sunnah that their parents are familiar with. It can be simple ones like no alcohol, to complex ones like the 9 Sunnats of drinking water which I've heard my aunt preach to her kids.

 

But it is sex that I'd like to talk about most. It is such a fundamental instinct that we desire, yet is actively repressed by hundreds of millions of people. And I'm not even talking about just premarital sex. The attitude towards sex is so bad, it's frightening (Tune in to any Muslim marriage counseling show on TV, and prepare to be horrified). I remember seeing protest signs in Egypt during the Mubarak ousting, saying "I want to get married". You see the economy in Egypt was so bad that young people were struggling to pay for weddings, furnished apartments which are a must if you want to get married, and Mahr (shudder).  

 

So here you have an exploding population of young men desperate for sex, approval and self esteem. They end up marrying any woman they meet that their parents approve of, they end up with disappointing sex, a wife that lets herself go because she's miserable (I'm sure you've noticed how older Arab women look), no emotional support because of the loveless marriage, kids that they had too young (Arabs usually start trying to have kids immediately after the wedding), no time or money to do anything they really want, and the so many rules they have to follow to go to heaven.

 

And then who do they see? The west. The big bad west. With their sex, and openness, and women that treat their husbands with love and not just obedience, with young people doing what they want in life, not just get married young, raise kids and die. And so they call you immoral. And they try to shield their religion from your loose way of life as they interpret it as an attack on theirs.  Why? Because if Islam wasn't there, if it wasn't the true religion, if it wasn't the answer, then they just wasted their entire life and spent it in misery, all for nothing.

 

But that's just my opinion.


In Topic: Game Engine Editor

16 October 2015 - 11:26 AM

I use wxwidgets. I find it easy to use and it has a lot of functionality. 


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