Being an atheist in the Middle East isn't the easiest thing to do and in order to survive, I have to follow the rules even if they are against my way of thinking. So, Ramadan started 2 days ago Here in Egypt and I obviously fast to prevent any disasters. For those who don't know about Ramadan, it's an Islamic month where the Muslims shouldn't eat or drink anything from the moment the sun starting to rise to the moment of the sun starts to go. Muslims claim that fasting is a "purifier of souls" or "the thing that makes you away from satan" or "makes Muslims feel the pain of the poor"
Well if Ramadan actually did all that, then that's great! Peace can be achieved after all....But did it achieve that? No no..hell no! When you look at the Muslims in Ramadan, you can see them much more aggressive, they fight more, they insult eachother more often, they are 10 times more stressed...And most importantly, they gain much more weight! Lol...weird isn't it? Well it is because they are supposed to eat less, but when the sun goes and night starts to appear, they eat like people who never seen food before..Thus, they gain weight, start having diseases by time due to the fact that eating fatty food at night is harmful to the body...so what now?
Not eating or drinking for a specific amount of time isn't really gonna change anyone's nature or attitude, I can be an assassin who doesn't eat a lot...I mean the idea itself is pointless, because people don't get any better, Satan will actually learn from the Muslims in this month if he exists lol and the poor people are really never cared for..they are just given some money or food for the month and after the month is over, they are ignored again...
Personally, I am usually a night owl..I sleep in the morning and wake up at night, so when I wake up its already time for me to eat so things aren't really different for me in this month haha! I just don't get their mindset sometimes..