Browsing All posts tagged under »religion«

My Husband’s Fast (Abstinence)

October 20, 2016

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There is so much debate going on about Karva Chauth this week that I thought let me add a post and cash in on the popularity of this topic. I don’t observe Karva Chauth (or any other fast) and neither does my husband. We both love food too much. In 2014, we had been in Canada […]

The Best Religion in the World

December 14, 2014

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Most people know the best religion in the world: THEIR’S! To me, most religions seem like competitors in a high-stakes championship. I am going to try and summarize all the issues I have with religion in as little space as I can, considering each of these would be (and are) epic-sized theses on their own. […]

On Charity, Boy Scouts, Homosexuality and Goodness

November 27, 2014

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Recently, Sid and I were walking through our neighborhood mall on a Thursday evening, holding hands and navigating the world on the pretext of running errands. We were just about to enter the supermarket when we were approached by a cute little boy, no more than six years of age. I could see an adult […]

Letter to a 15-year old forced hijaabi (wearing a veil)

October 8, 2014

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Context: Last year, I wrote a post, “On the Hijaab (Veil), Topless Jihad, etc.” The basic premise of this post was to assert that forcing someone to take off their veil is as bad as telling someone to wear their veil. I was merely trying to provoke a thought process by which we examine what we, […]

I am the Veggie Monster

March 19, 2013

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I am not gonna elaborate on WHY, from January 1st 2013, I decided to go back to being a vegetarian. But I must say that people’s reactions to my vegetarianism is  baffling. It’s like they think I am mutating. May be I am. I am turning into a giant spinach leaf with a halo on my […]

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