Birds frolicking in the backyard. (c) Cynically Jaded Johannesburg, South Africa, January 2012

Cultural Appropriation

cynicallyjaded: To me, it sounds like a desperate effort on the part of those with barely any roots to lay claim to a culture that they don’t understand, will probably never fully appreciate, will subscribe to selectively, and are using it purely as a tool to establish some sort of elitism because they lack any…

Debatable debates, and questionable quotes

After seeing a post this morning that was quoted to be from Hadith Qudsi, I doubted its authenticity which led to me browsing through the collection of Hadith Qudsi to see if it may have been a variation in translation or not. I couldn’t find it. The ‘offending’ quote was: I wonder at a person…