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by Starjack
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: People who don't get The Temple
Replies: 123
Views: 21826

Ah, so in the spirit of freedom, the loudest, rudest, most obnoxious and invasive wins the day.... All right, Simon, emulating your own spirit of radical self-expression, a group of us should then stage an artistic presentation of taking your bullhorn and shoving it up your ass. Make sure it's clean...
by Starjack
Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: People who don't get The Temple
Replies: 123
Views: 21826

We can't say cocksucker anymore? "And that use of the word "Cocksucker" is very insulting to your gay brothers. " I'm gay. I have no problem being called a cocksucker- it's something I like to do, and I do it very well, thankyouverymuch. I don't think a straight man would mind being called a "pussy...
by Starjack
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: People who don't get The Temple
Replies: 123
Views: 21826

Wow. You guys make me really glad I wasn't there this year. At the Temple Burns I've been to I was very moved and impressed with the quiet, meditative solemnity. There's a particular beauty in that. With all the other burns that happen over the weekend there is plenty of opportunity to get rowdy and...
by Starjack
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

Last year there was a gothic style cathedral, although it wasn't connected with any established, organized religion. I haven't myself noticed any structures linked to any specific religion, but have observed in the program that people of many different religions have scheduled times to get together ...
by Starjack
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

Well, Teo, a lot of the problem there is that indeed the West is pouring fuel on the fire. Look at US military aid to repressive regimes in the mid-east, Pakistan, Indonesia.... * Hamas was started by Mossad with the intention of disrupting Fateh * Saddam Hussein was promoted by the CIA against the ...
by Starjack
Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

Between not being much interested (which is fair enough!) and the slanted BS in the media and the Fundamentalists on all sides, some of you guys have some pretty wacky views of Islam. Do you actually know any Muslims? OK...... try to imagine if all you knew about American Christians was from watchin...
by Starjack
Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

Uh, yeah.... I was gone for a long time. didn't necessarily expect to come back to all this hatred and ignorance. (Granted that's not all that's going on here, but all in all it's pretty discouraging.) But I did take a peek and, seeing that nonsense about the sign, felt it was important --however be...
by Starjack
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

Transgirl -- This is the first I've heard about a "Muslims only" sign at any bike rack. As a Muslim I'm offended that anyone would put up such a sign whether it was a Muslim throwing around attitude or a non-Muslim thinking s/he was making some kind of statement. There is no place for any kind of re...
by Starjack
Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

I'm so sorry.... good bye, and the hell with it!

I put out a simple invitation to other Muslims to join in prayer, having no idea that it would open such a Pandora's box of venom and arrogance. Thanks to Eric and Skygod for their support, and to all the others who made friendly questions and comments. Sure... if you want to trash religion in gener...
by Starjack
Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

The names for the sciences, and the words we use for classification come from the Greek, and Latin primarily. We have few of these words in the languages of the jews, the christians, or the muslims.... The Reformation and the Renaissance saw the waning of the influence of the Church and the beginni...
by Starjack
Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

Starjack just so you know I have as much disdain for all religions. I've been raised to believe strongly in my own ability to rationally examine the world I live in, and tend to see religious followers as misguided idiots that need an adult version of Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny to fill their u...
by Starjack
Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

I am going to say harsh things.... And then...you insist that sharia is much more complex. We don't care, Starhawk. We have our laws here. Written by people--not derived from some lunatics visions(and I don't believe that the ten commandments are valid law , either) I am sick to death of Muslims pu...
by Starjack
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

Isn't that really the problem Starjack? Muslims seem to rarely be willing to discuss anything when they are forced to talk to somebody with a contrary opinion. Of course, just about all people are like this, but most of us in the "western world" at least make an attempt at hearing out contrary opin...
by Starjack
Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

Moisture Pup: Depending on where you're marching against the war you might meet some of the many Muslims who consider themselves moderate, progressive, and/or feminist, and even those among us who are struggling to be heard over the rants and raves that grab the attention of the media. It's a pity t...
by Starjack
Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

IMHO, I think/know you watch too much T.V..... who wouldn't come to BM in peace? I shall leave that one as is. (1) ??? You don't know me (2) My assumption that everyone coming to BM comes in peace is why I brought up this subject. Why should they join this discussion? I am (and I am sure they, thou...
by Starjack
Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

Surely anything that happens will be open to anyone who comes in peace, and will be posted one way or another. While friends would be welcome to join us, I was hoping that this thread would be a means for Muslims to share perspectives and to organize prayer and/or dhikr. Please, if you have Muslim f...
by Starjack
Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

Re: who

[quote="DVD Burner"][quote="naken"]Not much chance of seeing them,unless there there to learn to leave no trace,an scope out our dome houses.[/quote] Actually it's "their there" but hey that's just me. ( I have no problems with how one spells but what the content, context is.) :lol:[/quote] I wasn't...
by Starjack
Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

As a Muslim, I am especially sorry, Naken, that you have such a limited and negative view of our religion. It's quite like judging Christianity only by the 700 Club and KKK rallies, or Judaism only by the destruction of Palestinian villages. Every religion has its hate-filled fundamentalists. Why ou...
by Starjack
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will BM come to the same end?
Replies: 28
Views: 9893

The Judge makes some excellent points, although if you're refusing to sell tickets after a certain point you really can't be accused of being in it only for the money. In fact, restricting the ability to sell tickets cuts income and I avoided that point because it undermines my own suggestion. Also ...
by Starjack
Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Why is Burning Man so white?
Replies: 290
Views: 66262

Blah, Blah, Blah...

I'm all for diversity, but jeeze....all the yakkity-yak among a closed group aint' gonna do anything about it. You want more more people of color at the Burn, that's cool. Invite the friends you want to see there. Tell your black and brown and red and yellow friends how fabulous it is and why they'd...
by Starjack
Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

Muslims at Burning Man?

Last year was my first Burn and I saw a bunch of Jewish, Christian, and Pagan events on the schedule.

Wondering if there's anybody planning Juma'a or Dhikr for Mulsims and friends -- or anyone interested?

Assalaamu Aleikum!
by Starjack
Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Playabrary?
Replies: 8
Views: 4027

I'll be glad to contribute at least a few books. (My husband would like to see me contribute a lot more!)
by Starjack
Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will BM come to the same end?
Replies: 28
Views: 9893

2005 was my first Burn... but I've seen SF Hallowe'en go from being a beautiful participatory event to a big, ugly mass of gawkers and potential violence. The distance and expense of getting in help to protect Burning Man, but last year the Chronicle did a big series of articles on it and even then ...
by Starjack
Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Preparing To Be Nude
Replies: 289
Views: 119553

I started going to nude beaches when I was 17. (I'm 51 now!) and have seen my body go through a lot of changes. seeing a lot of other bodies in their natural state makes it all seem so ordinary at some levels, but still there is something so wonderfully liberating about going naked in public space. ...
by Starjack
Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A virgin having doubts...
Replies: 27
Views: 9685

Last year (2005) was my first Burn and I saw no evidence of Bartering... not surprised (if) it happens. I just didn't see it. People offered me gifts, and my gifts were made through the Kazbus, as I brought various treats and helped some with that party bus. Yeah, there was a lot of drinking on that...

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