Sexuality and Religion – Beirut, Lebanon

Freethought Lebanon organized a seminar entitled “Sexuality & Religion” on the 5th of August, 2016. The seminar invited prominent speakers Tommi Paalanen (Finland) and Faysal El Kaak (Lebanon) to address the topic of sexual ethics and rights in modern times. The talks touched on the correlation between religious canon and sexuality, and were followed by

Why Civil Marriage is Vital

The uproar against the establishment of Civil Marriage in Lebanon often portrays Civil Marriage as an attack against Religion. Secular family law is frequently misinterpreted as Atheism or as an attempt at the eradication of religion. This couldn’t be further from reality, nor is the institution of Civil Marriage about denying the rights of religious people. Civil

Argument from Ignorance

 Taught at philosophy classes in colleges and schools, encountered in all kinds of philosophy forums and discussion groups, the Cosmological Argument is considered one of the strongest theistic tools/attempts of proving the existence of God, which I will try to refute in the article below.   While the cosmological argument goes back to Plato’s Laws, 893-6,

CLAFA: An Objective Analysis of a Growing Lebanese Subculture

  Freethought Lebanon ( 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