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Why do I need to call myself an ex-muslim?

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?”

and

“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.

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anonymous asked:

It's hard being a black girl and being anti feminism and blm and other rubbish

Hey :) I know it’s hard going against the only acceptable views and opinions but if it’s what you feel strongly about then don’t let them silence you. If you’re white and hold these views you are called a racist, if you are black then you are called a sellout or uncle tom, if you’re a woman they will call you a traitor, they will always resort to race, gender or personal attacks any time you put forward a legitimate, factual argument. They are so easy to beat but I know how hard it can be to get your point across when they successfully demonize you and discredit you. It’s really wonderful that you embrace freethought and independency. Please feel free to message me any time for a chat xx 

Too Like the Lightning: A Novel (2016)

“Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer–a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away.

The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labelling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world’s population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless economic and cultural competition is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life.

And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destabilize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life…”

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Ada Palmer is an author of science fiction and fantasy, a historian, and a composer. Her first science fiction series “Terra Ignota” (published by Tor Books) mixes Enlightenment-era philosophy with traditional science fiction speculation to bring to life the year 2454, not a perfect future, but a utopian one, threatened by cultural upheaval. 

Ada Palmer studies the long-term evolution of ideas and the history of religious radicalism, science, and freethought, especially in the Italian Renaissance, Enlightenment, and Classical Greece and Rome. She teaches in the History Department at the University of Chicago, and did her Ph.D. at Harvard University.

whaddup-cuz  asked:

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?

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Once Korra can comfortably and safely drive, Asami gets her a new car on her birthday or their anniversary or just any day because it’s her company and she does what she wants. Since Asami’s car is blue, Korra asks for a red and black one. This confuses some people because why wouldn’t they want to drive a car with their favorite color. When asked about it, Korra means to say something like “Well, it reminds us of each other” but it comes out “We like to ride each other” and her eyes get really wide and Asami chokes on her tea.