So, they fast all day – no food, no water, no “other vices”… in the daytime. When the sun’s out, they’re pious as all get-out. But, when the darkness falls…
Then it’s Party Time!
Welcome To Ramadamadingdong! Er… um, Ramada Inn! Um… er…. Ramadamn? Well, once it’s here, you can eat, drink, and be as merry as you can manage all night – sleep if you have to – but don’t forget to stuff yourself just before the sun comes up….!
By day: self-righteous, conspicuously pious apparent starvation, proclaiming their moral superiority, as they drag their weak, underfed bodies around all through the workday.
By night: eat, hang with friends & family, eat; eat some more…. sleep, and re-stuff yourself in preparation for the coming day of public deprivation. Don’t forget to drink liquids all night, because you won’t be allowed even water in the hot summer sun – only after dark.
But it’s ok – every moment of deprivation you suffer during the day – every time you fall behind because of your choice – you can use to create guilt in every non-muslim you see! For example, check out this helpful article from the Washington Post:
No Water. It’s true — we can’t drink water either. Again, this is part of the Ramadan test and our exercise of spiritual discipline.
(You don’t see anyone else being spiritually disciplined, do you…? Certainly not those ‘unbelieving‘ Christians and Jews….)
This is probably why you may not find your friend at the water cooler. Try switching the break time conversation to another location in the office. You should probably also let them skip their turn for the coffee run this time.
Yes, change the way you do all sorts of normal routines – muslim hypocrisy is far more important than anything you might do.
Fasting is not an excuse. Although energy levels might be low, the point of fasting is not to slack off from our other duties and responsibilities. … Fasting is not a reason to push meetings, clear schedules, or take a lighter load on projects.
That said – we don’t mind if you help work in a nap time for us!
Yeah, everybody loves working with a co-worker who is tired and tail-dragging all day. Let’s let them do this for a MONTH! “Fasting is not a reason to push meetings, clear schedules, or take a lighter load on projects.” Yet, apparently, it is a time to TAKE NAPS AT WORK!
And then, there’s this:
This is a time for all of us–not just Muslims–to renew our spiritual intentions, increase our knowledge, and change ourselves for the better.
Yes – Ramdamadingdong is a Time for Non-muslims to Become Better People! Because…. the muslims SAID so! That’s why. Aren’t they all nice ‘n’ inclusive and all…? Or, as BNI said,
In the case of ‘all of us,’ that means converting to Islam.
About that wonderful BNI link – she fisks the WaPo story riotously – her commentary begins about halfway down the post – sry for the disgusting pics she has there, of muslim feet and muslim butts – it’s just tough to be a muzlim.