Jun 8, 2012

Types of men to avoid

This article is actually in response to an article written by a male who listed several 13 types of women who are hated by men. His own apparent dislike of women is so intense that this writer can only conclude that he holds a dim view of the female sex and was probably hurt in a romantic relationship. He actually calls women stupid, and his use of the word hate is ample proof that he is exactly the type of man a woman should steer clear of.

Warning signs of the type of men to avoid

• A stupid man is one who calls others stupid and has very low self-esteem. This kind of man is bossy and has little or no respect for women. No matter what you do you will never be able to please him. Write him off.

• The type of man who wants to talk all the time and is opinionated and hates the sound of women talking. In his estimation a woman should be busy in the kitchen and not talk too much.

• Men who call women liars, stupid, materialistic and lazy are men who have no respect. You can tell from these signs above that he is controlling and only what he achieves is of importance. He will have no regard for your feelings and his abusive nature will not go away on its own. He is also the type of man who will blame you when things go wrong.

• Men who call women sluts have no regard for women and once in a relationship with such a man, you will suffer emotional and also physical abuse. These men are hard to live with and you will have no say in family matters and little control.

• Jealous men are worse than any other type and you will be accused many times of cheating on him, or looking at someone on the escalator in a mall, or be jealous of every male friend you have. He will check your cell phone, call your friends, and become so fanatic that you will be afraid to tell him you want to leave. He might also bully you and raise his hand or cuff you against the head. These men are dangerous. Keep away from them.


Similarities and differences between Islam and Judaism regarding name giving, marriage and death

In the Qur’an Christianity, Islam and Judaism are known collectively as the People of the Book. Christianity forms part of this trio of desert religions and the early Christians were known as Unitarians for their belief in the One God until there was a split and there are now Christians who believe in the One God and Christians who believe in the Trinity. This article will deal with the rituals of Muslims and Jews.

Name giving in the Muslim faith

The moment a Muslim infant has left his mother’s womb he is picked up by his father who whispers the name of God in his ear. It must be the first word he hears. There is a seven day period his mother stays in bed, and there are celebrations which includes an Imam who pronounces the name of the child. Muslims take the opportunity of birth, marriage and death to celebrate as life must go on.

Name giving in the Jewish faith

A Jewish celebration and name giving in the Jewish faith is called a brit milah which is the circumcision covenant Abraham made with God. The new born child will have two names; the family name as well as a Jewish name which will be used for religious purposes such as their bar mitzvah and marriage. Girls are taken to the synagogue on the Sabbath after their birth and are not circumcised.

Marriage and death in both faiths

In preparation for a Jewish marriage the bride bathes in a mikveh, in natural water which signifies the transition from impurity to purity. The Muslim preparation also starts with water and ablution and prayers. The Jewish partners may choose to fast before the ceremony to show their solemnity of the event. As in Islam, the wedding may be in the home or in the synagogue, and attended by the rabbi or an imam in the case of Islam. For the Jewish wedding, the couple stands under a chupah, a canopy on four poles, which is decorated with flowers. The rabbi in the synagogue recites seven blessings which also give thanks for the creation of the world. The groom smashes a wine glass under his foot as a reminder of the destruction of the Temple and the couple retires to a private room. The Muslim wedding ends with the father of the bride giving his daughter an emotional talk in the wedding bedroom while people look on. The bride and groom are given the family’s blessings and the wedding is over.


Cape Town a city of many cultures

To live in Cape Town is to have the best of all worlds. You live at the foot of Table Mountain, one of the eight wonders of the world. It s the first thing a visitor from another country sees when he enters the city whether he arrives by airplane or boat. The city is a potpourri of people from all parts of the world including Europeans, Hindus, Indians, Xhosans, Zulus, Muslims, Jewish people, Hare Krishnas, the Cape coloreds and more.

Most well-known and influential man in the world

All year round Cape Town celebrates one holiday or another and there are several traditions observed. Cape Town is the home of the famous Nelson Mandela, the only man in the world who has single-handedly changed the world by forgiving a heartless apartheid nation and the people who once oppressed him. He has been a role model for South Africans and other world leaders and the only man ever to spend 27 years in a small cell – all in an effort to bring peace to the nation. South Africa did not have world leaders sitting on its lawns trying to figure out how Mandela should be released. It solved its own problems. Madiba fixed it.

Cultural traditions

• Hindus who celebrate the coming of age of a young man with a string ceremony.
• Hare Krishnas who celebrate the initiation of a devotee into the group with a colorful fire on boards into which the devotee throws a handful of dry rice and reposes face down and spread out on the floor.
• African Traditional where a young man has a circumcision out in the veld or the bush to become a young man. This is generally done without anesthetic as it is frowned upon. Some parents have their sons circumcised in secret at a hospital to avoid infection.
• Jewish holidays which sometimes occur at the same time as Ramadan for the Muslims, and other celebrations. These would include Chanukah, Yom Kippur and birth and death celebrations for Muslims.
• Born again Christians who perform baptism where you have to go under the water to rid yourself of the past and start a clean new life. It is good to have rituals as it celebrates the joyousness of life.