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 →
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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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 →
So “Holy” month of Ramadan is over, and this means that the execution train is back in Islamic countries. Islamic countries don’t execute anyone during Ramadan, and continue the executions right after the month is over. Apparently, this time, Iran’s train is fast and unstoppable. According to some reports, there have been numerous executions in... Continue Reading →
I’m taking on the Ration Challenge to show refugees that I’m with them, not against them - and I’d be grateful if you could sponsor me! You’ll help to provide food, medicine and education for Syrian refugees; and support other vulnerable communities around the world. https://my.rationchallenge.org.au/maz-bozorgi money you raise will provide Syrian refugees with food,... Continue Reading →
The following includes disturbing facts about child execution in Iran. Qesas is a retributive form of punishment specified in Shari’a (i.e. Islamic law) in which the punishment should be equal to the crime. The penalty for homicide is death unless the family accepts financial compensation. If a person is murdered, the family of the victim... Continue Reading →