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At 11:54pm on July 12, 2012, clay allen littleton said…

This is the piece I mentioned earlier.  I hope you enjoy it.

_ A little eight year old girl from Bangladesh named Tasmina Nasreen asked her mother one day why they had to pray to Allah in Arabic.  She wanted to know why this was the case considering that God is all-powerful and all-knowing which means He should understand all the languages spoken by His earthly flock, including Bangladeshi.  Tasminas’ mother, a devout Muslim, was mortified by her daughters’ sacrilege.  Mom, in a state of pure terror, shook her little girl by the shoulders and warned her that questioning God was a mortal sin, absolutely forbidden and would result in her tongue being ripped out.  Tasmina nodded her head in a show of obligatory meekness while silently taking the challenge.  When the opportunity presented itself the curious little girl secluded herself in a quiet room where no one would hear her.  She stood firmly in the middle of the room, punched her delicate little fists into her hips and looked up at the ceiling. More than just questioning her deity, she cursed and insulted Him.  Then she stood back and waited.  And waited.  And waited.  And just like she thought it would be, nothing happened.  Nothing, nada, zilch, bupkus, zip and zero.  Not only did her tongue remain safe and sound in her mouth, the animals in her village weren’t struck dead by some mysterious disease, nor was there a plague of locusts or a flash flood to punish the unsuspecting bystanders in her community.  This little experiment, pitting the power of God against the power of the mind, sent the little girl off into the realms of rational thinking and analysis.  I admire her very much for this.

 

The Christian version of this morality tale is the threat of being struck by lightning for provoking the wrath of Our Lord Almighty by blaspheming God, His Son or His teachings.  The trick here is that people who are actually struck by a bolt of lightning and then survive tend to be avid lovers of God and only too happy ascribing their survival to Gods’ lifesaving intervention.  Then they label the experience as a miracle.  God, who sparked the lightning in the first place, then did his best making sure that His true believer lives to suffer unimaginable pain and crippling disfigurements for a long long time.  You just gotta love it.  There’s times ya just can’t win for losin’.

At 9:56am on July 12, 2012, clay allen littleton said…

Good morning Ms. Nasrin - This is such an honor for me.  My name is Clay Littleton.  For years I have been collecting my thoughts and observations concerning religion as a reality in the lives of humans and putting them in a list.  When I first learned about you I was completely taken by the story of your ascension to reason.  I had to put what I learned into my little anthology.  If you would allow, I would be honored to forward it to you.  Personally I prefer e-mail (fark8w@yahoo.com) but through whatever medium you choose I will do my best to communicate with you.  Again, thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.  

At 8:10am on July 10, 2012, Ed Buckner said…

To be connected with you, on Atheist Nexus or anywhere else in life, is a great honor. Your talk in Washington at the American Atheist conference this year was one of the most moving and inspiring I've ever heard. Your courage and powerful abilities as a writer make you one of my heroes. Thank you for all you've done for humanity.

At 8:58am on July 9, 2012, John Lynch said…

When I was growing up I thought everyone should speak like Catholics and if you did not; well you all no the dreaded place down below.

At 5:16pm on December 30, 2011, Joseph Heston said…

Hello there. Although I'm not much into poetry, I do find your works interesting. I may buy your book(s). Take care.

At 11:21pm on May 21, 2011, Old Hag said…
Welcome, your profile looks interesting. Hope you have enough time during your residency to hang with us. If not, maybe later!
At 12:53pm on December 3, 2010, YOUSUF RAHMAN said…
I am proud of you to join this group I think we have same ethnicity, I had to put up with lot of problems I can only imagine it may have been twice as bad for you, any way hope to be in touch with you
At 5:11am on July 25, 2010, Ekta Saroha said…
You are an inspiration...
At 7:50am on July 14, 2010, ryan cameron said…
Wow, thanks for joining, its an honor to be in the same group!
At 10:53am on July 12, 2010, Sameer said…
You are Great...
At 6:54am on June 1, 2010, sudip moitra said…
taslimadi, are u in delhi now?
At 8:15am on April 29, 2010, sudip moitra said…
i am sudip moitra. how are you taslimadi? please write, contact me.
At 12:53pm on April 25, 2010, amer muhammad said…
Its a pleasure and honour for us to have you here among us.
At 9:07pm on April 3, 2010, Rusty Gunn. said…
After reading your story I can clearly see you are a very courageous person and you have my admiration.
At 11:08am on March 22, 2010, QM - [Mr. Molotov] said…
hello Taslima, I saw your profile on the featured members section..I great admirer of your work and wish you all the best on your terrific work!
At 3:33am on March 8, 2010, Ramachandran S said…
The reality is nature has kept almost everything as puzzles only. Instead we should call all those who hate the institutionalized religion to understand the life on earth as a human being who can feel for others unlike animals. We should call us believer in nature (without gods in any form/ritual/assumptions of whatsoever/ leader(guru) etc ) for its grace shown to us in in giving birth as human beings rather than animals is to having a meaningful life with everyone else including plants/animals. We need to change our tactics to overcome the brainwashed people ( from childhood) that is the way rather than confrontation.
At 1:19am on January 31, 2010, Sameer said…
How are you Taslima...I have read about you. When i saw your profile here, i was surprised...
At 11:53am on January 28, 2010, Dan DuPree said…
I linked to your website and read your story and some of your writings. You have my utmost admiration for your accomplishments and the passion and courage with which you attack repression and ignorance. You do important work.
At 3:57pm on January 27, 2010, Ally said…
Hi, I just found out that you will be at the conference on Australia in March!
Whoo Hoo!
Wish I could be there, so many inspiring minds in one place!
I'm sure it will be great.
At 2:26pm on January 26, 2010, Greg Lammers said…
Hello and welcome to Atheist Nexus.

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