For six years, not only was I an atheist, but I hated religion and God.
Consider the meaning of the word Islam; it simply means Submission to God. Imagine that, One Nation Under God. Sound Familiar?
This energetic discussion touched on many topics, including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, Careerism and its pitfalls, UK Muslims vs. US Muslims, how young Muslim women leave mosques 2x more than young Muslim men, and more.
The atheism that permeates our culture is baseless & irrational. Isn't it funny that the people that claim that doesn't exist are the same people that claim they believe in logic & reason? They don't. They're just following the crowd and parroting
Reality was created in pairs and in the interplay of these pairs, the world before us unfolds. The fact that dualism pervades all of reality is an indicator that it is one of the foundational rules that govern reality.
Abstract ideas like the dollar losing its place as the world reserve currency are tricky to imagine. We're visual creatures; it's easier for us to understand things we can see. We sometimes don't understand how profound certain ideas are until we see them bought
The idea of skin in the game is one of those ideas I think animals even understand. There’s a reason we all know Hammurabi’s famous law, an eye for an eye. No matter how advanced society and its systems get, there’s no escaping skin in the game.
It's easy for us to look at the Germans during the Nazi era and label them as demons, but 90% of the country supported Hitler; it can't be that 90% of the population was evil. They thought they were doing the right thing, and isn't that what we all think?
Ramadan Kareem. See you next week! Enjoy some of our older pieces in the meantime. Hypersexualization is stealing your higher mindConsidering most people are not OK with being drugged without consent, why then are most people OK with the hyper-sexualization everywhere around us? The ads, the content, social media, the
Let's start at the top. Muslims fast because they've been commanded to by God. I want to stress this point because, in an era of rationalism, many people (including myself) have found a renewed interest in religion due to the utilitarian benefits religion brings.
You can either be the voice or an echo, and life is too short to be an echo.
Last week's piece covered the increasing polarization we see in the world and why it isn't great. Extremes create extremes. The pendulum swing manifests in everything. Worst of all, it's not like we go from one extreme and then back to the next; every
The call to moderation is one I have constantly rolled my eyes at. I've always considered it the call of the weak; they call for moderation cause they can't go all the way. I mean, who cares about your midway lift? I'm trying to
Attention that can be shaped and molded to whatever ends the highest bidder wants. If attention wasn't worth anything, Superbowl spots wouldn't cost $7,000,000 for a 30-second spot.
"It is time we marry the "tech" disciplines with our older "Engineering" disciplines, mainly Construction. We have to start hiring people with backgrounds in computer science & computer Engineering. It's time for us to stop avoiding them because we are scared we can't manage them
If Steve Jobs understood the value of focus, did he not know the products he was selling were destroying focus?
This is a piece I wrote back in 2020 in the subreddit Ex-Muslims. Back then, I was slowly making my way back to faith. Today I'm a proud Muslim, and my faith is not wavering; I'm grateful to have found conviction..
This is also, in part, why the eye sits atop the pyramid in the great seal of the United States.
But just as God & nationalism saw their star ascend and eventually fall, science is having its day.
I was bullied as a kid, and I used to resent strength, saying it was just for bullies, but deep down, I knew this was a cop-out.
"Keeping your habits helps you exert influence on those around you. Conversely breaking your habits allows others to control you."
You have a goal in your life, but you’re struggling to get to it. What’s going on here? Let’s take a physics approach to the problem. Relax, there’s no math here.
"...Not by flattering our appetites; no, by awakening the Heroic that slumbers in every heart, can any Religion gain followers."
Considering most people are not OK with being drugged without consent, why then are most people OK with the hyper-sexualization everywhere around us? The ads, the content, social media, the music it constantly has an impact on our bodies & minds.