an open apology

Over the past couple of months, I’ve significantly increased the number of Islamic reminders,  rumination, and rejoinders that I post to this blog, and in my zeal, I’m afraid that I offended some family members and old friends. I’ve also begun responding to uninformed and/or specious claims about my faith or my ±1.6 billion brothers and sisters in faith: I try to write respectfully and from my heart, and I try to tell the truth as best as I understand it, and this is often deeply offensive.

If anything I’ve written here or posted on the effbook has offended or hurt you, it comes from me alone and I take full responsibility. Please forgive me, and please understand that I believe this beautiful religion to be the truth, direct from God, and I’m going to continue to write about it, to remind myself first and try to improve my own understanding and behavior. And I believe the contemporary political climate is toxic, built on fear and greed, I’m as stuck in it as everyone else, and trying to remind people twice my age about being human and trying to live together is probably foolhardy.

Given that I’m on social media holiday at present, I’m unlikely to be adding my voice to the comment chains on the effbook, and so my uncles and aunts and former English teachers are safe to perpetuate their politics in public, while I shout into the void from here.

If you came here from one of the social medias that I broadcast out to, please reach out with any concerns, comments, rebuttals, queries, and criticisms, and let’s try to have some considerate, open, adult dialogue together. If you want to unfollow me on the effbook or tumblr or twitter  or wherever you read this, I understand completely. If you pray, please pray for me and I’ll continue to pray for you; if you don’t pray, I’ll pray for you anyway.


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