OA I would like to invite you to the above group. I think we would all benefit from your unique albeit dangerous situation. We would very much appreciate your valuable insights to the events surrounding you and your countryman.
Hi, thank you for the birthday wish. Yes, I love having my birthday on the 1st day of Spring, my favorite time of the year. I did not know about the date being the beginning of the Persian calendar, that is cool.
the humanist one "salam" not the islamic one ;)
being raised a muslim just like you , i could say i know what you are talking about ,except for that i was sunni and not shia like in iran
i do know about the disgrace of the muslim societies , beeing a fireman for 8 years made make sure that religious poeple dont "look" at what you do for the society but what you believe in, even if this belief is just a delusion.
Thanks! I do have a good life, great family and my grandchildren are my greatest joy. Happy New Year. I hope this year brings you health and safety.
Do keep yourself safe and if at all possible, immigrate to a place where your voice can be heard without prejudice. I know this will be very hard for you, but you can't change anything if you are in prison or dead.
Cheers! I did know today that today is the first day of spring but, I had no idea that it is the beginning of the Persian calendar. When I lived in London, I had a few Persian friends and they never mentioned it. :-)
Just checking on my Atheist Nexus friends. How are you? A lot of people here have been sick due to winter viruses. I'm just getting better. I spent more time looking at Atheist Nexus because I took off from work due to illness.
I'm curious about what the teach in Iranian schools about the pre-Muslim history of Persia. I read here that Persia is one of the oldest continuous civilizations, going back more than 7,000 years. I would love to see the ancient objects and places. I doubt that there will be a chance of that, however!
I was thinking about the argument that you posted, with someone who was asserting that secularism was the source of evil. I don't think that it is possible to argue with people like that - it's probably better to avoid them. Of course, you would know best.