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Alcuin
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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:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/25/i-am-the-son-of-a-terrorist-this-is-how-i-broke-free-of-my-indoctrination

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...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/25/china-bans-religious-names-for-muslims-babies-in-xinjiang

(Sorry if you don't like the Guardian)



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Calcium
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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: http://www.zakebrahim.com/

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