A recent post on the subreddit r/islam exploded with activity. Some of us ex-Muslims commented on that thread. I’ve included below, the main comment that I contributed. It is directed at Muslims who follow a mainstream version of Islam. The Mechanics of Reddit A few minutes … [Read more...] about The r/islam subreddit on bringing ex-Muslims back to Islam
Why do I focus on critiquing Islam and not Christianity? A Muslim on Twitter asks in this conversation. I haven’t been asked this before, and I would think it obvious—but apparently not. See my response below this Twitter exchange. Firstly, I do make the occasional references … [Read more...] about Why Focus on Islam if Christianity has More Adherents?
Recently, I tweeted out praise for Ali A. Rizvi’s new book, The Atheist Muslim. Are you Muslim? Do you want to understand why people are leaving the faith? Take a read/listen to Ali Rizvi's book: https://t.co/XY61VWwt1h — Reason on Faith (@ReasonOnFaith) November 24, 2016 I’ve … [Read more...] about Ali Mulaabas’ Flawed Argument
I often come across people who are questioning or who have already questioned religion to the point that they know it is not for them. They’ve seen too many contradictions and illogical fairy tales, but they’ve not tabulated it all like an academic might. But they trust their … [Read more...] about Resources for Critical Thinking about Religion and Islam
This post is a response to this Twitter conversation. My concluding thoughts on the matter follow. "Disbelievers" are referenced numerous times in the Qur'an, agreed. This mention of “disbelievers” is far more frequent than the nuanced concept of apostasy from Islam. Freedom of … [Read more...] about No Compulsion in Religion, Apostasy and Abrogation