I have to inform you of a recent post by Isaac Schrödinger. (Yes, yet again.) I love the way he answered a commenter of his.
“What Your Problem Is?” (As far as I am concerned, the title itself is quite hilarious.)
October 11 is National Coming Out Day. That is, a day dedicated to coming out and proclaiming one’s gay-ness.
I might as well follow suit. On October 11, 1998, I was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s true! I must come out of the closet and admit I’m a Latter-day Saint!
The flaming and condemnation may now begin.
PS. I should note that I reounced Islam in 1995 on my own initiative. (And back then, only one person knew about it, and despite being non-Muslim he didn’t really agree with my decision.) So unlike how some might interpret it (like my mother), those pesky Mormons didn’t lure me away from Islam into Christianity/The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/their cult. Rather, I quite happily contacted them and later joined them on my own initiative. And I decided to join before they befriended me and incorporated me into their structure. I lured them into my life, if any luring took place!
PPS. This should be the last and only post wherein I discuss my own religious affiliation. Unless there is reasonable demand otherwise. I prefer focusing on Christianity on my blog rather than on denominations or groups, if that makes any sense. I also recognize that not everyone would agree I am a Christian based on my denominational identification; whereas I disagree, I understand why such would be thought.
From a book I bought in Pakistan. It’s a small book, meant to be carried around and consulted often. It carries a variety of information for a Muslim’s daily use (prayers, supplications, other issues). Quite insightful. (This book is not the one quoted in another post.) What is somewhat frightening is that “extremist” positions are being craftily justified and supported by quoting the Qur’an and aHādīth (saying of Muhammad). The original is in Urdu. Here is a translation: Read the rest of this entry »