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Author Topic: I am the son of a terrorist...

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I am the son of a terrorist...
on: April 25, 2017, 11:22

...Although I am now an atheist, I believe it’s imperative that people of all faiths (or none at all) be able set aside their differences and work together towards common goals. I have had the great privilege of working with people from all over the world who derive much strength from their faith and use it to benefit others.... Source:

People gain strength from all sorts of fallacies (such as belief in afterlives, reincarnation or simply the intuition that "everything happens for a reason") and from simple denial of facts. That doesn't make religious faith a good thing. It can be "used for" good or bad but it is people's nature and nurture that determine their morality.

One problem is that ultra-conservatives of all sorts, religious or communist for instance, want control. Instead of more freedom of speech and expression, their instincts are to suppress and demand people conform...

(Sorry if you don't like the Guardian)

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Re: I am the son of a terrorist...
on: April 25, 2017, 12:23

Zak Ebrahim, now an atheist, is the son of a terrorist. Watch on TED:

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