Category Archive: Atheist

May 07 2012

The only hatred is towards Alex Aan himself

Here is Rafiq Mahmood’s letter to the editor in response to a 3 May piece in the Guardian on Indonesian atheist Alexander Aan: I read Kate Hodal’s piece on Alexander Aan (Indonesia’s atheists face battle for religious freedom – 3 May) with great interest having recently visited Alex with his legal team. I was more …

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Feb 19 2012

Books on atheism and Islam

I just received a request for a list of books on atheism and also atheism and Islam. Can anyone help with putting together a list, which I can send on? Thanks for any help on this. Here’s the email: Hello. I am interested in getting a thorough education about atheistic and agnostic thought. My interest …

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Dec 30 2011

We are not an atheist community

Rebecca Watson has recently blogged about the outrageous abuse and misogyny directed at a 15 year old atheist on Reddit saying it makes her hate atheists. But this shouldn’t surprise any of us. After all just because someone’s an atheist doesn’t necessarily mean they are pro-equality, anti-war, socialist, secularist, and so on. I mean how …

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Dec 04 2011

Atheist or rapist?

A study published online in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology revealed that religious believers distrust atheists more than any other religious groups, gays and feminists (and you know how much they hate them). The only other group they distrust as much are rapists!!? Atheists on the other hand were indifferent to people’s religious …

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Nov 27 2011

Only one ex-Muslim allowed!

Have you noticed how atheist conferences only always have one ex-Muslim speaker who focuses on Islam? The next three atheist conferences are good cases in point.

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Nov 13 2011

Why we rejected Islam: In solidarity with Arab-speaking athiests and agnostics

Here’s a video of those who have rejected Islam speaking in solidarity with Arab-speaking atheists and agnostics:

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Nov 08 2011

I have chosen to speak up

Here are some testimonies from atheist ex-Muslims: I left Islam at 16. I am at university now, but I am still “in the closet” about my atheism, worried about the reaction it would get from religious family members and friends. I still have to pretend to pray and wear the hijab. This has been frustrating, …

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Nov 04 2011

When the Hezbollah Came to my School: Why I Became an Atheist

For those of you who don’t know much about my background and why I became an atheist, my piece in 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why we are Atheists may be an interesting read. It’s the first time I have published it on my blog below: I don’t remember exactly when I stopped being a Muslim. …

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