PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

One of the biggest issues people who work from home have to deal with is the fact that most individuals don’t respect the fact that you are, in fact, *working.* A vast majority of friends, family, even colleagues seem to be under the impression that we’re at home watching Netflix and eating takeout all day. The fact of the matter is for most of us, it’s quite the opposite—it means the only times we leave our workplace is when we go to sleep, and when we go outside for something. Just because I don’t report to a 9 to 5 job does NOT mean I’m free to go out gallivanting with you, or listen to you ramble about the pet dog you rescued from a shelter last Sunday… during the hours I designate for myself as “work hours.” Would you call someone to hang out with them during the time they’re reporting for their work shift as a waiter? A retail salesperson? A director at a firm? Of course not, because you have discretion. So start using it.

lebanesesqueeze no obviously, I’m aware of that. Who you’re attracted to and what you believe in are two separate entities. My point is one I’ve heard from several scholars in their speeches. If beliefs in the belief system condemns/runs counter to your own personal practices or beliefs it just logically doesn’t make sense that you’d identify with said system. I’m not saying one is wrong and the other is right, or that one needs to be changed in order to comply with the other. Who you are is who you are, and who you like is who you like, at the end of the day that’s not gonna change. What I am saying is the story of Lut is pretty definitive about the ruling of the subject, and you can’t pick and choose which parts to gloss over and which parts you’ll pay heed to.

If your beliefs and practices run counter to the fundamental beliefs and practices of a belief system, you can’t call yourself a practicer of it, or a believer of it. The scumbags of ISIS are not Muslims, they are animals.