Sorry I’ve been AWOL lately, just a lot going on. A lot of my spare time is going towards filling out job applications – I’m currently looking for a 2nd job to make ends meet – total suck. School is going well, but I’m not sure for how much longer… I can’t afford school without more income, but with two jobs I don’t know when I’ll go to school! Oy.
Anyhow, I’m still reading a lot. I recently started reading “Mental Bondage in the Name of God” by Aidid Safar. I have mixed feelings about it: in a nutshell, he claims that there’s been a massive conspiracy to hide the true message of the Quran by mistranslating certain key words – for example, he claims that Salat means commitments, not prayer. I’m not sure if I buy it. I mean, I don’t know the least bit of Arabic, so he could say Salat means square dancing and I wouldn’t be able to refute such a claim. Its an interesting concept though – imagine if Muslims were required to do at least 5 good deeds every day, instead of 5 prayers! Not an altogether bad thought, in my opinion. But the writer loses me when he goes on emotional rants about evil Arab conspirators and random condemnation of Judaism (and religion in general), and his “with us or against us” attitude is not at all helpful.
Its only noon, and I’m already tired again. I really need something to go my way soon.