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I was born and raised in a Muslim country where I was taught in school that the only way to avoid hell is to believe in Allah and Muhammad as his prophet, pray five times a day and not sin. Studying history and biology made me doubt the existence of God, and by age 18 I was an atheist. Given that I still lived under an Islamic regime, I intended to keep my thoughts to myself. However, after witnessing firsthand the crimes committed in the name of God, I decided to speak out.

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Why Identify as an Atheist when I'm More than Just my Lack of Belief?

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 4:30am 12 Comments



Atheists are a diverse bunch of people. There's no single set of beliefs or ideas that unite all atheists under a single banner. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that they don't believe in any deities. 



This can make understanding the atheist community rather difficult for an outsider. Doesn't it make more sense to unite with people based on shared beliefs or identifying by what you are rather than what you are not? After all, it makes sense to start a…

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At 8:20am on December 9, 2013, Sentient Biped said…
Thank you. Keep warm during this unusually cold season!
At 10:04am on December 8, 2013, Sentient Biped said…

Armin, a belated welcome to Atheist Nexus!

At 8:31am on December 8, 2013, Randall Smith said…

I didn't express myself very well in my comment to your blog post (not unusual). Welcome to the site anyway!

At 4:04am on November 26, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Armin Navabi

Bravo, you are most welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. You will find many like-minded people here---- quite a number of them brought up Muslim.

We invite you to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 850 discussion topics and over 3900 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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