Asking A Lebanese Atheist About All This Religious Screaming
Sep17

Asking A Lebanese Atheist About All This Religious Screaming

You could never say that things are dull in the Middle East, but this last week has been a particularly eventful one for the region. As I’m sure you’re aware by now, a bunch of right-wing Christians and Jews united with a soft-porn director to create a shitty film about the “evils” of Islam, and the Muslims in the Middle East did not react well to its depiction of their prophet Muhammad. Outbreaks of violence...

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The Superiority of Godless Morality
Feb13

The Superiority of Godless Morality

The old Arabic saying goes, “As long as you conserve my rights, you are my brother, whether you worship God or a rock.” “Or nothing at all”—an extra clause should be added to the proverb. Recently, I was attempting to defend secular humanism by putting this saying in simpler clichéd words to a coworker. “It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, Jewish, Arab, gay, straight or atheist as long as you are a good person,” I said. To my...

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CLAFA: An Objective Analysis of a Growing Lebanese Subculture

  Freethought Lebanon (www.freethoughtlebanon.net) is an initiative launched on December 26th 2011 by CLAFA; (The Coalition of Lebanese Atheists Freethinkers and Agnostics); a project which was born on Dec. 26th, 2007, aiming to unite all Lebanese intellectuals and freethinkers under one and only one motto “freedom of thought”. Their logo, a cedar as nucleus of an atom symbolizes the geographical disposition they seek to operate...

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