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  • Hello, everyone
     OP - May 20, 2010, 08:01 PM

    Hi everyone,
     I am an agnostic ex-Muslim from Egypt. I am still struggling with it Cry.
    I used to be a religious Muslim until I no longer could take it. I hate being driven by fear which is why I still am struggling with who I am, hiding my beliefs from friends and people around me except my brother which is a non believer too.

    I actually wear a veil so if you saw me in the street you would think that I'm  religious person, this isn't my biggest problem, it only sends the wrong message like being non veiled in Egypt does too. My problem is having to hide this from my friends and rest of my family and at the same time feeling like telling them won't do any good either. Until a day that I can speak freely about what I believe and do what I want without being harassed I am stuck here grin12


  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #1 - May 20, 2010, 08:05 PM

    Salam and welcome, msshama  grin12

    I'm sorry to hear that you're in a bad situation. I can't imagine how hard it would be to live in a strict religious society while being an unbeliever.

    I wish you all the best.  Afro
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #2 - May 20, 2010, 08:06 PM


    Hey msshama, welcome  Afro

    Being able to talk to like minded people here can be helpful.


    "we can smell traitors and country haters"


    God is Love.
    Love is Blind. Stevie Wonder is blind. Therefore, Stevie Wonder is God.

  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #3 - May 20, 2010, 08:13 PM

    Welcome msshama  Smiley

    Many of us have gone through - and are going through - what you are facing. You can at least get some support from others in your situation here.

    I am half Egyptian and also used to be very religious.

    Hell is an absurd & wicked fiction. You're not a bad person for rejecting something that's cruel, irrational, unjust & lacks evidence. You have nothing to fear. Nothing to feel ashamed about. Enjoy your life. Do the best you can. Make yourself & others happy.
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #4 - May 20, 2010, 08:15 PM

    Welcome! Smiley

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  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #5 - May 20, 2010, 08:30 PM

     victory
    hiya and welcome..
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #6 - May 20, 2010, 08:32 PM

    Welcome msshama, you'll find loads of like minded people here.  Stick around.  Smiley

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  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #7 - May 20, 2010, 08:35 PM

    Welcome!

    fuck you
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #8 - May 20, 2010, 08:36 PM

    Thanks everyone and nice to see fellow Egyptians here. Smiley
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #9 - May 20, 2010, 08:41 PM

    sorry to hear about your situation msshama. you will find some nice folk here to talk and share with  Smiley

    ''we are morally and philisophically in the best position to win the league'' - Arsene Wenger
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #10 - May 20, 2010, 09:11 PM

    Welcome to the forum ya sit il kol  Afro

    I'm Iraqi and lived in Egypt for a year.

    You found the perfect place.
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #11 - May 20, 2010, 10:42 PM

    Glad you've found company here. Wish you all the best.
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #12 - May 20, 2010, 10:43 PM

    Welcome msshama, hugs
    You've come to the right place.  There are very good rational people here.  I'm sure it will help you feel better to see that there are so many ex-Muslims like you who have seen through religion.
    I too come from a very religious Muslim family.  I'm now an atheist/rationalist/freethinker/skeptic/PEARList/agnostic/pantheist, whatever...  They are all the same to me.  Basically, I follow the strongest evidence and a personal God has extremely weak evidence going for it.

    "Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so." -- Bertrand Russell

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  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #13 - May 20, 2010, 10:50 PM

    Glad you've found company here. Wish you all the best.

    Do you guys know each other?
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #14 - May 20, 2010, 10:54 PM

    Welcome to our humble abode sister.  So tell us how you found us, and what made you stop believing in the Islamic sky fairy?

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  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #15 - May 21, 2010, 12:09 AM

    welcome msshama  Smiley
    "Until a day that I can speak freely about what I believe and do what I want without being harassed"
    the more and more people that starts thinking like this the closer that dream is to becoming reality.
    best of luck msshama and remember you are not alone!
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #16 - May 21, 2010, 12:43 AM

    Awww -Hugs-

    Welcome to COEM. Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy it here. you can express your opinion here while you cant out there in the real world Smiley  Ever considered leaving egypt?

    "If intelligence is feminine... I would want that mine would, in a resolute movement, come to resemble an impious woman."
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #17 - May 21, 2010, 06:08 AM

    Welcome.  Smiley
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #18 - May 21, 2010, 07:58 AM

    Welcome msshama

    Being a non Muslim in the UK it's so easy to take my right to free speech/expression for granted. I'm sorry to read of your current situation.

    Congratulations on admitting to yourself what you felt inside, I am sure it can be very scary after a long time of fear.  Maybe you should use some kind of incognito mode when browsing this website so that nobody in your family that uses your computer finds out?

    I don't come here any more due to unfair moderation.
    http://www.councilofexmuslims.com/index.php?topic=30785
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #19 - May 21, 2010, 02:00 PM

    ya messa el ward we el gamal (Good Evening filled with roses and beauty)

    I am an egyptian atheist living in cairo too.. there are actually others out there.. cooooolll    dance

    Its sad that you are unable to speak your mind, but you found the right place..
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #20 - May 21, 2010, 03:40 PM

    Welcome, stick around and talk with us. I'm sure it must be hard to live in a place like Egypt as an ex-Muslim. :(
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #21 - May 21, 2010, 03:46 PM

    Welcome sir, if i havent said it already.
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #22 - May 21, 2010, 04:15 PM

    Welcome sir, if i havent said it already.


    He's a she  grin12

    Hell is an absurd & wicked fiction. You're not a bad person for rejecting something that's cruel, irrational, unjust & lacks evidence. You have nothing to fear. Nothing to feel ashamed about. Enjoy your life. Do the best you can. Make yourself & others happy.
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #23 - May 21, 2010, 04:21 PM

    Ohh boooger, haha, sorry. On a side note at Den Haag Centraal station, last saturday i saw a transvestite. But ya OP welcome madame,  far away hug far away hug, and sorry for that.
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #24 - May 21, 2010, 04:22 PM

    Quote
    ya messa el ward we el gamal (Good Evening filled with roses and beauty)


    And I say, messa el full we el yasmin (good evening filled with jasmin) Smiley

    Welcome, msshama.  I hope this forum is as helpful to you as it has been to me.

    He's no friend to the friendless
    And he's the mother of grief
    There's only sorrow for tomorrow
    Surely life is too brief
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #25 - May 25, 2010, 07:27 PM

    a round of fakhfakheena's for everyone!!  dance  sloshed
  • Re: Hello, everyone
     Reply #26 - May 25, 2010, 08:49 PM

    Hi msshama  hugs , welcome and sorry to hear about that ... I hope you find this place a good sanctuary, you'll find a lot of support from similar people. You're not alone, there are many of you out there (and posting away on here).
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