Religion

The Humanist Quran – Al-Hikmah – Chapter 2 – Part 1

2:1 adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine 2:2 This is the Book , like all Books about which there should always be doubt, skepticism is a guidance for all those that are conscious of their fallibility, those that are true free thinkers. 2:3 Those who understand how we investigate the unknown, …

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Religion

The Humanist Quran – Al-Hikmah – Chapter 1 – Al Fatiha

1:1 In the name of humanity, of elevating compassion , and of rationality 1:2 Praise and appreciation is [due] to the pioneers, those looking to understand the Worlds – 1:3 The Exceptionally Courageous, the Unfailingly Inquisitive, 1:4 Knowledge reigns sovereign over the days of the future. 1:5 We refuse to …

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Religion

Happy Space Pegasus Day – Shab e Mairaj Mabrook

Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al-Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing. Quran 17:1 Our story begins on a dark and storm-less night, our hero an intrepid explorer of …

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Voices

Dear Abujee (father)

I am writing this letter to you to explain why the value of a God in the twenty first century is deteriorating. By looking at the history of the human race one can notice a pattern of evolution. We have evolved in every aspect and nothing is as it was …

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Family

When I Leave

This article was first published at http://exhijabi.wordpress.com Dear Dad, I don’t know if I’ve ever told you this, but I look up to you. I know we argue a lot. I know I haven’t always listened to you and my unwillingness to conform to your image of the perfect family …

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Voices

My Leaving Was Not the Effect of a Single Cause

Maha is a Denver-based writer and law graduate, specializing in international criminal law, civil rights law, and international affairs. This is her first piece about leaving Islam. This article was first published at http://myoped.org/?p=245   Photo Credit: Wikipedia “If the people of this religion are asked about the proof for the …

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Voices

The Western Convert‏

This is a guest post by Melanie. She has been active in the apostate community for some time and having experienced the damage that Islamism can cause first-hand, it weighs heavy on our heart. She wants to help ex-Muslims of all backgrounds: “We are all in this together, whether we …

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Family

Cognitive Dissonance & Parental Evil

The only thing that is required for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing….. If one looks at the history of human social advancement, it’s the story of people standing up and fighting for that which they deemed to be right and true, be it encouraging …

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Voices

When I Went Public With My Atheism – A Pakistani Atheists Story

“This article originally appeared on the Larrikin Post. Give them a visit for more intelligent, free-thinking opinion.” Danial (a pseudonym) went public with his atheism after studying for a few years in Australia. But it wasn’t until he got home to Pakistan that he started to realize the repercussions of …

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Why I Do Not Believe

“Good people will do good things, and bad people will do bad things. But for good people to do bad things—that takes religion.” – Stephen Weinberg After spending ones life being a ‘believer’ a religious moderate so to say the very idea of disbelief is somehow anathema. Even while writing …

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