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 →

I am the atheist Seyyed

Since I remember I have always had problems with my name! Particularly since I have become an atheist! Not my first name though, but the religious title of “Seyed” which follows me everywhere I go in all official documents! My first name is Maziar. I kinda like it! I prefer Maz though! Maziar originally belongs... 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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