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 →

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 →

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 →

Where is the line between criticizing and bigotry?

Recently, I read an article about how Sonia Kruger, a well-known Australian celebrity, claimed that Australia must close its borders to all Muslims. As an atheist/ ex-muslim whol lives in Australia, this sounds like bigotry to me as it is targeted towards a group of people. I have always criticised Islam but I have never... Continue Reading →

Anguish of freedom

Sartre describes that people are condemned to freedom. Although, they deprive themselves of freedom by making bad choices known as “bad faith”. They deceive themselves into thinking that they do not have the freedom to make choices because of fear of any potential consequences of making a choice. By sticking with the safe, easy, default... Continue Reading →

Quran, ass, duct tape and I

I’m in the 4th grade of primary school. 8 in the morning, in the schoolyard. We are all in lines waiting for a student to start his tilawat of Quran. You see, in Iran, at schools, it is mandatory to start the day with tilawat of a surah of Quran. Usually done by a student... Continue Reading →

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