kiki, this is awful!!!
I keep trying to think good things of Islam as a whole - because a few in the US say that it's a 'religion of peace' ..
I just have such a hard time believing this ...
peaceful towards others as long as we don't fight them ... or ridicule ... or poke fun ... but not AT ALL peaceful towards their own family members and women of the religion!
Islam is not peaceful at all....as far as.......I know how come a religion you call peaceful which do not believe in freedom of expression.
Take gud care of yourself and your loved ones dear, kiki
Work hard for your exams
Uncle story ?
These kind of things happen in this society in which I m living in.
no I m not from baharin it worse than this, I can not tell u, you know this could b problematic for me.
And kiki I m getting away from T|A for few days but there is a member named Jean Marie She could provide u help regarding questions etc.
It is hard to be an atheist in an Islamic society, I have to fake prayers sometimes (if i couldn't sneak out) just to be safe and not to let people know that I'm not praying.
I don't know if you will feel the peace you want, although leaving Islam itself and admitting it to myself was so peaceful(to my self) to me because I'm not worrying about wrath, hell or satan anymore! And I don't have to do all the stupid stuff that Islam orders (I call them "heaven dances" btw :p). I know you are worried and afraid from the people and I think you have to do what is best for your own safety.
And believe me, being here in this site helped me a lot! Mostly when I found out that there are people like me, Atheists in my very religious country(something I thought was imposible). Maybe it sounds sad sometimes that there are people suffering like us, but still when we are freely expressing and speaking together here, it really helps.
Welcome to Think Atheist :)
I have to face same kind of situations every now a then
Even my mother said me everyday that offer your prayer yesterday she sayin me read this so I can listen, it was about how to wash your face and hands before prayin but I said mom I will read this I m just goin for playin Bedminton.
How can I tell her that I m an atheist It is really impossible. I still remember once in a family I said during a discussion that Sharia Laws are inhuman every start critcizing me and my mother start weeping after listening my words.
But I m quite hopeful that this whole scene will change quite soon.
But how change could come in these kind of societies If v left?
V have to struggle no matter how long it is. You see problem of thinking illogically exists every where even in west so there is no hiding place so v have to face this bitter truth.
Every curse has its End.....beleive me.
u are right but u know that arab society still backward when it come to freedom of speech especially when someone comes and declare that he doesn't believe in God . just last year agroup a atheist wanted to eat in ramadan outsidedoors and a huge chaos happened , till now the cheif girl of that group is still missing .
Focus on your exams and go for higher study abroad
Higher education could give you solution that how you can inculcate better value to the radical societies of the world like yours.