Just another WordPress convert…

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// March 30th, 2007 // Blog

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15 Responses to “Just another WordPress convert…”

  1. Manas says:

    Good decision. You will see! :)

  2. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!
    You’ll love wordpress. I’ve tried blogger so many times and I hated it. WELCOME TO THE CLUB! :D

  3. P.S. how did u get this template? Shareeee (angelic smile)

  4. iMuslim says:

    Salaams guys.

    Yes, i already do love WordPress! I opened an a/c a while ago under a different name, just to test it out. I realized that it beat Blogger hands down in terms of functionality. I will miss creating my own themes, but i did design the header image above, so that’s a compromise.

    Unique, the template i am using is called Tarski 1.1.3, and can be found where all the other standard themes live, in the Presentation section of the dashboard.

  5. Farzeen says:

    Assalaamu’alaykum

    It’s like moving to a new home.. takes a bit of getting used to. It seems more British-like here with the larger margins.. a little more..uhm ..tight knit shall we say. But hey, you’re happy, so it’s good to hear.

    Sorry, I come bearing no blog-warming gift..I had no ideas as to what would work.. so instead, I leave you with well wishes for more productive and fruitful writing, thinking, dialoguing, educating, informing, and general living.

    All the best sister, insha’Allah!

    P.S. – Desi dreamer, eh? Maybe separately, but putting the two together caught me by surprise… It’s like a new paint, adds a different feel, sets a different tone.

  6. Daniel says:

    Hey, IMuslim, you’re a hard gal to keep track of. I was worried I’d find that
    ‘green scene’ again but my fears were groundless.

    I’ve had absolutely no dramas with Blogger whatsoever and love my current template. Perhaps its suits my dark mood!

    Z……, do you think that religious belief alters the way the mind functions? Just curious!

  7. oh I didnt’ see notice it there, anyway have great fun on wp!

  8. iMuslim says:

    Farzeen: Wa ‘alaykum salam wa rahmatullah
    Jazakallah khair for the well wishes. I don’t understand the “British” comment, but seeing as i am British, then it must just be a reflection of my environment?!

    Daniel: Oh no! You found me… drat. I should’ve known that a man brought up in the bush, Down Under would have such superb tracking skills! hehe

    Your question is a little out of the blue! I am wondering, are you asking me from a biological or a psychological perspective? Then again, psychology is influenced by biology (neural maps), and biology influenced by psychology (e.g., the placebo effect).
    Either way, my uneducated opinion is “yes”. I think any system that places rules on behavior and morality will alter the wiring of the brain to some degree. That includes areligious ideologies, and even secular systems of Law. Every moment we experience has some affect on the way our mind works; in an instant, new neuronal pathways are created, and many are destroyed. Reinforcement through repetition is often required to keep a pathway intact (an explanation for ritualistic behavior), but sometimes a single event can be so powerful, that it leaves a permanent mark on your neural network, which may change your mindset completely from thereon, for instance, the moment someone “finds God”.

  9. Daniel says:

    The reason I ask follows on from a recent post of mine on Armageddonists who are urging the start of a nuclear war so that the prophecy they believe in can be fulfilled and, after most of the people in the world die, they can experience rapture then get to heaven without dying.

    It seems that belief has addled their brains both biologically and psychologically to the extent that they could be fairly classified as insane! Do you agree?

  10. gess says:

    yayyyyyyaaa!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D :D :D :D :D :D

    Good decision, Sister :P

  11. iMuslim says:

    Hey Daniel.

    I read that entry, and have also come across the idea before. I wonder how they can think that indiscriminate, mass-spread homicide will lead to their attaining ever-lasting glory, in Heaven?

    It is true that there is a similar prophecy in Islam, that towards the end of time, a war will take place between the army of the Anti-Christ, Ad-Dajjal, and the army of Jesus (peace be upon him), somewhere in the Middle East.

    However, considering the great trials that will accompany the arrival of Ad-Dajjal, i cannot think of a single Muslim who would want to bring this time forward! It will be the worst period of Earth’s history for the believers. We are instructed to seek refuge in God from this trial, on a daily basis. Also, we do not share in the idea of the Rapture.

    I do not know if they are insane, and i already question the basis of their beliefs, i.e., the Book of Revelations, which is not unanimously accepted to be authentic by all Christians.

    At the same time i think it would be hypocritical of me to make any judgments of their mental state, as there must be many things that i do that would lead you to label me as ‘crazy’. In fact, you already have, remember?

    However, i find it astounding that any good Christian would accept this teaching, just as i find it astounding that there are Muslims who are prepared to kill innocent people, for the sake of martyrdom. Both ideas go against the basic tenet of the religion: thou shalt not kill.

    Best wishes.

  12. Daniel says:

    I guess one dimension of insanity is ‘losing touch with reality’. These rapturists have completely lost touch with reality and, in their confused minds, they see a world that doesn’t exist, one where supernatural forces reign, where various unseen Supreme Beings pull the strings and accord terrible punishments and sublime rewards.

    Looking across the world at the number of different religions and the billions who follow them, I guess that humans find it is easy to lose touch with reality. I have no problem with that.

    It’s when the insane ones pull the whole world into war because of their delusions and fantasies that I get a little upset!

    Kind regards.

  13. iMuslim says:

    It’s when the insane ones pull the whole world into war because of their delusions and fantasies that I get a little upset!

    & rightly so!

    It’s so difficult to remain calm when you think about all the problems in the world, and how you feel so tiny, small and helpless to change anything. All those big boys, and fat cats making life so blinking hard for so many people, just so they can turn their personal fortune of 1 billion dollars into 1.2 billion dollars. WHO THE HECK NEEDS 1.2 BILLION DOLLARS TO BE HAPPY?!

    Anyway, i’m not sure what right i have to complain – there are small things i can do that would make a difference, i think… but i don’t, because “i’m too busy”. Ugh, what an idiot i am. And excuses won’t save me on the Day when i’ll be too petrified to speak!

    I have to do something – something more than saying “i have to do something!”.

  14. Sumera says:

    Welcome!!!!! :D

  15. ninglun says:

    Welcome to WordPress.

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