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    (Original post by Cherub012)
    I still do and I hate it. But then again I'm pretty lazy and hate the cold.
    Precisely the reason I don't want to commute
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    Why would a practicing Muslim reside in halls? Especially a hijabi. The best case scenario for you would be to live in a flat alone.
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    Precisely the reason I don't want to commute
    You mean you're lazy and hate the cold too? :eek:
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    (Original post by Tabstercat)
    your life is so tragic, can't believe you've been brainwashed into not having fun! come on you are young, you only live once, and you're not going to enjoy your youth at all!
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    (Original post by Tabstercat)
    your life is so tragic, can't believe you've been brainwashed into not having fun! come on you are young, you only live once, and you're not going to enjoy your youth at all!
    Funnily enough, not living a promiscuous lifestyle in your youth will probably lead you to have a happier life.

    Religious people are often happier.

    http://www.religjournal.com/pdf/ijrr07001.pdf

    Women who did not attend church were less happy and in protective terms, going to church more regularly made women less subject to the various forces that produced the decline in happiness.
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    (Original post by BasedPerson)
    Funnily enough, not living a promiscuous lifestyle in your youth will probably lead you to have a happier life.

    Religious people are often happier.

    http://www.religjournal.com/pdf/ijrr07001.pdf

    Women who did not attend church were less happy and in protective terms, going to church more regularly made women less subject to the various forces that produced the decline in happiness.
    Nice source. Also, this is not America.
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    (Original post by BasedPerson)
    Funnily enough, not living a promiscuous lifestyle in your youth will probably lead you to have a happier life.

    Religious people are often happier.

    http://www.religjournal.com/pdf/ijrr07001.pdf

    Women who did not attend church were less happy and in protective terms, going to church more regularly made women less subject to the various forces that produced the decline in happiness.
    Where did the user you quoted advocate for a "promiscuous lifestyle"?
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    (Original post by BasedPerson)
    Funnily enough, not living a promiscuous lifestyle in your youth will probably lead you to have a happier life.

    Religious people are often happier.

    http://www.religjournal.com/pdf/ijrr07001.pdf

    Women who did not attend church were less happy and in protective terms, going to church more regularly made women less subject to the various forces that produced the decline in happiness.
    It depends on the person.

    If they like to be controlled by themselves, thinking that it is some external force commanding it, and they're happy doing so, then good on them.

    I could never find happiness in religion. I saw the laws and regulations as absolutely absurd, and some of the content of the "holy" texts themselves as abhorrent. I, then, asked myself "why do I even believe in the first place?". I didn't find any other answer than societal circumstances, so I distanced myself. I couldn't be happier.
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    Is there a point in Muslim women studying if the man is meant to be the breadwinner?
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    (Original post by BasedPerson)
    Religious people are often happier.
    But not because of religion, or religious beliefs. It is because of the increased socialisation church attendance brings. And it only applies in religious countries, which Britain (and Europe in general) is not.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Nice source.
    Not an argument.

    Also, this is not America.
    It still applies.

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    (Original post by Emperor Trajan)
    Where did the user you quoted advocate for a "promiscuous lifestyle"?
    "Muh go and have fun"

    What implication is that supposed to give me?
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    (Original post by BasedPerson)
    It still applies.
    Oh great - you have the analysis for the UK. Please share.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    It depends on the person.

    If they like to be controlled by themselves, thinking that it is some external force commanding it, and they're happy doing so, then good on them.

    I could never find happiness in religion. I saw the laws and regulations as absolutely absurd, and some of the content of the "holy" texts themselves as abhorrent. I, then, asked myself "why do I even believe in the first place?". I didn't find any other answer than societal circumstances, so I distanced myself. I couldn't be happier.
    Well obviously it depends on the person. But that's not how averages work.

    No one said everyone would find happiness from religion. I clearly said "probably" NOT "definitely."
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    (Original post by BasedPerson)
    It still applies.
    No, it doesn't as Britain is not a religious country.
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    (Original post by Cherub012)
    Is there a point in Muslim women studying if the man is meant to be the breadwinner?
    Most Muslims in the UK aren't so dogmatic as some in here.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    But not because of religion, or religious beliefs. It is because of the increased socialisation church attendance brings. And it only applies in religious countries, which Britain (and Europe in general) is not.
    You're wrong.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016...n_9138076.html
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    (Original post by BasedPerson)
    "Muh go and have fun"

    What implication is that supposed to give me?
    Scrabble, cricket, rugby and doing crosswords are fun.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    No, it doesn't as Britain is not a religious country.
    Uhuh?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016...n_9138076.html
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    (Original post by BasedPerson)
    Most Muslims in the UK aren't so dogmatic as some in here.
    I'm talking about more from a theological view i.e. what does the scripture say?

    I think it's the same with all Abrahamic religions.
 
 
 
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