A group to support ex-muslims, to share knowledge and ideas, to discuss coping strategies for those who live in with muslim theists, and to help those who leave Islam realize--- you are not alone in your thinking.
"It is indeed unnerving when you talk to a parent who is otherwise intelligent, educated, worldly - and yet 100% convinced in the truth of the Quran/Bible. I have not had this 'god is a delusion' chat with my muslim parents yet, promises to…"
I can certainly empathise with the difficulty of continually hiding one's true feelings when with religious family members/friends.
I guess my only advice would be to keep educating yourself (which you seem to be doing very well so…"
As mentioned above, I am not really happy with the situation these days. Whilst I was able to just lie and go along with the prevailing consensus for want of an easy life, now I find myself increasingly unable to maintain this…"
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" I can certainly understand your apprehensions. Despite growing up in the UK and having two wonderful, educated parents, I was and still am continually surrounded by religious people/religious family members, for whom Islam is the sole…"
Born into a loving, amazing family who were,and indeed still are strong Muslims. Naturally, there exists a certain tension ;)
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Why you left your religion.
Essentially, a combination of the various reasons given above, together with educating myself and researching the origins of the major religions. Final ingredient - a liberal sprinkling of Dawkins-infused wonder about evolution and the natural world.
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Welcome to the Think Atheist community Bobby! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! If you would like to, add me as a friend and I'm also on twitter as RSAnative if you care to follow. Welcome again and make yourself at home!