Obsessive deduction and religion

Totality of religions determines that one religion is completely right and all other religions are wrong. A true believer which is 85 percent of the world’s population believes so. This is based on strict faith-based epistomology meaning that the true religion’s claims are non-falsifiable. The validity of it is indeterminable and a believer of the... Continue Reading →

Islam and its pagan roots

Warning: the article contains high volume of truth and blasphemy. Risk of your bubble of illusion popping. Islam is considered to be a monotheistic religion, so pure and divine, which has guided mankind to perfection through Muhammad and his kin (for Shias), Quran and natural signs. Allah, the omnipotent and omnipresent entity, has taught mankind... Continue Reading →

A 20 year jail sentence for removing hijab

Yesterday, Shahparak Shajarizadeh was sentenced to 20 years in jail for removing her hijab to protest against the most ridiculously discriminatory law in Iran. Since 1979, women have been forced to wear hijab in Iran and removing it has been treated ruthlessly. Below is a video of her after hearing her sentence. Fortunately, she has... Continue Reading →

Dancing is a crime

Horrifying news comes out of Iran everyday. However, in the past two months, it's gone crazier. Arresting free thinkers and environmentalist, "accidental" deaths of environmentalists in prisons, numerous executions, shooting down protesters, and now arresting teenagers who post pictures and videos on Instagram. Today, I found out that the police has arrested a 17 year... Continue Reading →

A personal journey of flourishing as a non-believer

Decent atheist

As an Iranian, coming out was not easy. I had struggled for almost 8 years before I stated my views on god and religion publicly.

I was born and raised in “Islamic Republic” of Iran, and moved to Australia in 2013. Although I have been an atheist for a few years, I have only recently overcome my inner and outer struggles of being an atheist publicly! So here I am!

All those struggles rooted in my fear of god, hell, damnation and chastisement and the Iranian government, which is the scariest one of course.

The Iranian education system is based on the doctrine of fear of God and his punishment. So schools and media are constantly bombarding people with the pessimistic ideas of Islam.

My deconversion was not an abrupt process. As a child I believed in Allah out of fear. I remember praying for my parents and begging God…

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Identity and religion

Religion is the central foundation in family, community and education in Islamic countries. Iran in this case is my sample. Personal identity is "What makes it true that a person at one time is the same thing as a person at another time?" or "What kinds of things are we persons?" if you ask these... Continue Reading →

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