Hi! Greetings from a kafir boy to a kafir girl. Recently I read your "Mohammed’s wives and concubines" and am just dying to translate it into a language called bangla (bengali) and publish it on my site. I'm not going to do it without your permisssion. Please drop me a line at email@example.com
Hi KG! Good to see you on Atheist Network. I'm a huge fan of your project. Can't wait for the next installment. I find a sense of satisfaction reading your posts, since arguing with believers makes me want to shoot myself in the head.
I doubt it...if anything they've just read the arabic Qu'ran and believe it sounds and looks beautiful. It's hard to explain to an adult that pretty patterns don't mean it's the truth.
I remember when I was being taught the Qu'ran as a kid and I was told that if i read the Qu'ran everyday that when I died the Qu'ran would protect me (as a person) against punishment when the Angels come to interogate me about my deeds etc.
Love your Blog! Been reading it for the past couple of months now and had no idea you were on AtheistNexus! I've been meaning to read into the Qu'ran translation myself as my friends believe that the "beauty" of it will make me "revert :S" back to Islam. Need to show them your blog for them to realise the truth..
Something you may find entertaining as a former Muslim... I deployed to Iraq and on the days we had chances to get hot meals we would leave the leftovers unsecured. The local children would come pilfer some and we weren't about to deny them food. The sausage, bacon and pork chops were, of course, pork and this went on for the better part of three months without a hitch. Eventually, the kids found out about it being pork and all of them stopped eating except one. He said he loved pork and promptly got his ass kicked by the other kids. From that point on, the bacon would still disappear at a somewhat slower rate (but still enough to feed half the kids or so), and the culpable ones could be seen discretely slipping away to finish their meals alone.
Do you believe there is a lesson to be learned from this?
My wife and I read your blog daily. She's from Turkmenistan and was indoctrinated into Islam and Communism so I have an atheist wife who won't eat pork! I read the Quran for the polygamy soap opera. I often have "revelations" around the house as to who will do the dishes. what fun!
I found your blog through atheistgirls, and I really enjoy it. It's so funny/enlightening that I find that your experiences growing up in a moderate religious household -in my case Hispanic Catholics- really resonate with my own.