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 →

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 →

Morality of religion… NO! Thank you!

It is believed that religion is the ultimate model of morality, and whoever follows a religion is considered as a moral person within that specific religion. Religion texts are ancient, and they reflect the values of the times when they were written”. Humans live and thrive on a corrective feedback system. We improve ourselves everyday.... Continue Reading →

Allegory of Cave: leaving the cave for actual truth

Imagine a cave where people have been imprisoned from birth. These prisoners are chained so that their legs and necks are fixed, forcing them to gaze at the wall in front of them and not look around at the cave, each other, or themselves. Just as we are born into a religion. We are indoctrinated... Continue Reading →

A personal journey of flourishing as a non-believer

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... Continue Reading →

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