There are two parallel roads Muslims usually take when the horrendous topic of ex-muslims comes up
“You don’t like islam? Fine whatever, that’s your life, but why do you have to make such a big deal out of it?”
“How can you even call yourself an ex-muslim. There’s no such thing as an ex-muslim, you were never muslim to begin with”
Well let me break it down for you
I choose to call myself an ex-Muslim because leaving a system of living that is culturally, morally, and socially drenched with Islam is fucking difficult.
I choose to call myself an ex-muslim because -for many people- I don’t seem to exist. My reasoning for leaving and experiences are apparently invalid, and that my very personhood is negotiated as soon as it becomes apparent that I don’t share the beliefs of mainstream muslims.
I need to call myself an ex-muslim to make it clear that someone who is born into islam can leave islam, that someone born into a muslim family doesn’t have to conform to so called family values.
And most importantly, I call myself an ex muslim because i want to represent the opportuity for a meaningful life after leaving a system of thought that convinced me for so many years that everything unrelated to a specific definition of allah is meaningless.
Tentatively believe only that for which verifiable evidence exists. Maintain some skeptical perspective- don’t just reject the mainstream story, for its own sake.
Let’s be bound by some rules of logic and the preponderance of the evidence. As the saying goes: Good to have an open mind, but not so open your brain falls out. A thinker with no methodology or awareness of biases and fallacies is as free as a boat with no rudder.
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I’m Whiskey and you’re Neat
Not tidy and together , no high roller to hide behind but that’s your appeal
Just take a seat and pour myself onto any surface you hover
Your orderly mannerisms and efforts to make no effort gather me round you fast
I’m Whiskey and your Neat
Not like the napkin stuck to my punchline or the time it took to get there. You balance both outcomes so cooly. I don’t even miss the crutch of ice clanking to break up my codependency .
okay so I have a question. I'm not Christian, I know that. I also know I'm not an atheist. I believe there is a higher power, just not what the bible says. I don't really fit in to any of the agnostic categories, so where do you think I fit in? if you don't know that's fine I'm just curious
Hmmmm….. sounds like you might be a deist!
Why do you believe in a “higher power”? Are you imagining a god of some sort that does supernatural things?