OP - September 29, 2015, 10:54 PM
Assalamou Alaikum my fellow infidels, if you must you shall call me Rhiannon.
I'm actually not that new here, I used to be "liveoutloud" a couple years ago if I'm not mistaken but I got caught up in other things.
Basically, I'm a 17 year old girl who became an "atheist" (I still don't know how to define myself yet but I guess that's the closest thing) when I was 15 years old.
Once upon a time, I thought that as a devout muslim I should probably read the Quran from start to finish on my own, well needless to say my mind was blown, and not in a good way. I felt scared, threatened, disgusted, offended, humiliated as a woman and as a human. There are a lot of other small reasons why I left islam, but reading the Quran was the main one.
Flash forward 2 years later, still want nothing to do with Islam, still haven't told anyone except my foreign friends and my boyfriend who are all atheists too, still living in my country where the majority are muslims and I could go to jail for this or worse, still pissed off at how religion brainwashes people here.
You know, I do have these moments sometimes when I meet a muslim person who's incredibly nice, or I read a verse in the Quran that preaches some good values, I ask myself : did I judge too fast? am I making a mistake?
But then I remember that I am a pansexual feminist female, every part of who I am contradicts Islam, and it shouldn't.
Anyway, I'm glad to be back among you all and happy atheism!!