Saturday, October 07, 2006

Fasting During Ramadan

I figure I'm staying focused on this blog if 60-70% of my most recent posts are related to education. If 2/3 of my posts are related to education, that's pretty good. In the last few days, though, I'm dropping precipitously below that threshold.

Like with this post. I was scanning the news sites and blogosphere, looking for something about education that I felt strongly enough to comment on, and this is what shows up on my computer screen:

Deliberate masturbation during the month of Ramadan renders a fast invalid, Iranian Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khameini has ruled.

Sorry. I'll keep looking.

Hat tip to Miller's Time (no relation, and see blogroll at left).

4 comments:

George said...

One of my Catholic colleagues and a counselor at school are fasting during Ramadan. I wonder if the Muslim students see this not so much as a stand of solidary, but as one step closer to his conversion?

George said...

Is there such a thing as non-deliberate masturbation. OOoops I accidentally masturbated again!

Darren said...

Solidarity is one thing, dhimmitude is another.

I wonder how long it will be before someone gets the bright idea to hold barbecues on college campuses all across the country, as a "counter-dhimmitude".

Darren said...

Barbecues, and porn distribution!