“Although I no longer believe in Islam, being a Muslim defined and shaped my life in ways that I cannot simply leave behind.”
Articles tagged “Islam”
If atheists are going to demand equal rights—and we should—we should also be prepared to advocate for the rights of other groups, regardless of whether or not we agree with them on the subject of God. Anything less is hypocritical.
Nigerian atheist Mubarak Bala, who was forcibly hospitalized, is still at risk—and the intersection of political religion and colonial-era laws is to blame.
Atheists are rightfully concerned about stigma. Pew’s latest poll is evidence that we’ve got some ground to cover before we’re socially accepted—and we should consider interfaith dialogue as a means of doing so.
Controversy over Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s rescinded honorary doctorate continues, with many framing it as an unforgivable insult to a prominent women’s rights activist. Sarah Jones says the reality is a bit more complicated.
Qasim Rashid is a Muslim who frequently advocates for atheists—surprising some theists and atheists alike. He talks with RNS about his advocacy, his book, and more.
“Twenty years ago I believed, as Shaha believes, that the world would be kinder and saner with more atheists,” writes Daniel Loxton. “I don’t believe that anymore.”
Morgan Spurlock of ‘Super Size Me’ and ‘Inside Man’ speaks with RNS about his agnosticism and why he is hosting Nashville’s “godless congregation” Sunday Assembly affiliate.