Friday, April 01, 2005

Falling from the edge

How do you tell a near and dear that you don't believe in the religious moral code as it exists in conservative Islam today?
How do you tell them that you are ok with living in a world full of humans? That all human beings have failings, and the compromises we make with our religious codes to make our lives easier work... that's why we make those choices in the first place?
How do you tell them that you are sorry, not for failing a sense of principles, and not for living the way you believed was right, but rather, only because of the irresponsibility inherent in such behaviour?
And what if you are sorry, but have exhausted the capacity to regret your actions and your inactions, and what if you want to say sorry but experience no remorse at all?