hi all lots of arabic think the usa is turning to be a big relgione country what hurt me is i love the usa and i belive its a freedom world ... so can you help me understand about the usa a littel i am thinking to go there some day i want to feel free being a athiest
Yeah I've grown up in the Northeast - Maryland and Massachusetts are the places I've lived, and being non-religious is much more normal here, especially in the big cities - Philadelphia, New York, Boston, etc. You'd be very free here. :D
Many European countries like Italy, France, Finland, etc. have even higher percentages of atheists though. :D
They might be in America or Europe but they don't want to give up Islam even though they don't really believe most of it because they are afraid of giving up their cultural heritage, it's defined their "people", their race, their family, etc. for forever and they don't want to break the tradition and lose their own identity too, it's how they've always considered themselves, "I am a Muslim girl" and to get rid of the Muslim part of that sentence would scare them, they don't know who they are if they're not Muslim.
well , yes I know what you mean
when i left islam I cried for one week .. two years i didn't stop fasting in ramadan though i was non muslim
one year i was thinking oh maybe islam has some thing good
this year I got cleaned from every islamic thoughts
i feel so much better i am free i am human
i don't want to give my self any names i am never ever going to be slave
not to allah not to a man not to any religion or any men thoughts
i own my self i should be me
i feel sorry for muslims women ... i was one of them
i thank the universe for giving me a brain and a big heart
if you're a muslim i could help you to understand how islam destroyed women
The feelings of giving up being a catholic are very much like this, because catholicism is based on fear. If you do this, you will go to hell.. if you eat meat on Friday, if you miss Mass, if you don't go to a priest to confess and then die you wil go to hell. That is how I was brought up. Yet ironically, we now find out that some of the priests were committing the most horrendous acts against children. I wrote a book called "Handcuffed to a Ghost" because having left the church, there was still this fear hanging over me until finally I got the handcuffs unlocked.. at the age of 50! It is a huge relief and worth waiting for!