Tom Facchine – O Muslims, Have Courage!

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the concept of shayts and how they try to scare people to leave them fearless. They also mention a study on retention rates of youth in the United States and how they encourage people to take their morality seriously and show them that it's better to live their life without caring about what society says about them. The speaker emphasizes the importance of living your life in a structured way without caring about what society says about you.
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You just have to basically have an inventory

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in your head of everything that modern society is trying to push you towards, then you have to just be willing to imagine another way of living and have the courage, have the courage to do it. Right? Whether that means

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bringing back the family Corporation, having thicker, more fraught with thicker relationships with your immediate and extended family members, whether it means having a single income household and having you know, your spouse dependent upon you, there's a lot of different ways that it could look like.

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But oftentimes, a shaytani, I don't want to talk about Mortal Kombat, right, is that the tried and true sort of tactic of the shaytaan is to try to scare you, right to remove your courage to plant this fear in you that you're going to end up in the poor house, or you're not going to be able to keep up with this and that and the third, right, you have to have the courage at the end of the day to walk the line. And even though we're not the same, I think that there's an instructive example in the Amish. There's an extra minute and instructive example and Amish, they don't give up, you know, what, what society thinks of them. They have their principles, and they stick to it. And what I

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found a local Mennonites in Kent and Mennonites, so yeah, it's like they like they, they're not afraid of what other people think of them. They're not afraid of being, you know, looked at as weird. And I kind of have like a, like a pet sort of interest in Amish and research on the Amish. And there was one study that came out that you guys know about the Amish, like, they actually have this thing called rumen. Springer, where they let like their 16 to 19 year olds like exist in what they call English society, which is hilarious. They call everybody that's not them. The English, I think that's really funny. And at the end of the term, they live them choose, like, either you're

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going to come back and you're going to be fully into what we're doing. Or you can just go in and live your life. And that's basically like fear, because like Ben was like, There's excommunication, we're not going to talk to anyone, you can help an apostate take someone they like, what do you think is their retention rate?

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For us on numbers? What do you think is the retention rate of youth

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It's 95%, they have a risk, a retention rate of 95% of their youth. I think there's a profound lesson for that, for Muslims. We don't have the same hang ups on some technology and things like that, that they do. But the idea of if you really believe in yourself and your principles, bet on yourself, be different. Give them something different, and show them that it's better, and then show them yeah, this is what everybody else is doing. Well, if you want that you can go have it. But you know what we're doing this right here, and let people choose. And I think that that is extremely powerful. It's just an example of what structural morality and structurally moral decision making

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looks like. We're not talking about imitating the results, but the idea of taking your morality and your moral principles so seriously, that you're willing to be different. He reminded me Does anybody know? I was blown away. I never knew. Why did the Amish not drive cars? What's their beef with cars? Anybody? No?

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No, it's not because they don't want to because they get into accidents with their horse and buggies too, so that?

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Does anybody know? I didn't know either until I read about it.

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Yeah, that's crazy. Listen to it. It's a moral decision. Because they said, if they had cars, then if one of them needed something like eggs, or sugar or butter or something, they would go to the store, instead of asking their neighbor, that blew my mind, that blew my mind. And they said, if that happens, everybody's life would become a little bit worse. Because they would not have the type of interdependence and relationships between each other. It's not because of the, you know, like anything that I've thought like I was trying to imagine myself and

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so again, there's like this is about what it looks like to make moral decisions. Again, it's not about the outcome specifically, but it's the idea of living your life and structuring your life around moral decisions without caring about what society is going to say about you.

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