We have become followers of New Atheists. Does It Advance our Cause? What is or should be our cause? Is it simply to preach to the converted or as New Atheists do just trash and criticize religion. New Atheists who are mostly westerners do Ex-Muslims an injustice.
Hi Naseemzia .. glad to see you here., welcome to the dungeon... I certainly agree with some points of your post if not fully., And I crossed off the statement i do not agree with ., I guess you didn't had enough time to elaborate and define certain words you are using in the post plus it is your first post ...
Using Negative Atheism as their doctrine they are content to insult religion thus gain notoriety and fortune in the West. But that kind of atheism is not helpful to Ex-Muslims. We earn the ire of fundamentalist Muslims on the one hand and hatred of Islmophobes
on the other. Better to advocate Positive Atheism
which promotes humanism and science in many walks of life. Our goal should not be to anger ordinary Muslims but to show how atheism is liberating They are more likely to come to our camp or to tolerate us.
Insulting Islam wholesale or Muslims is counter-productive and only increases peril in our lives
We should take advantage of freedom of speech and action that is become available to us in the West.
So dear Naseem, let us try to define some words you said to make the underlying idea of your post bit stronger. New Atheists., positive atheism, negative atheism, difference between " criticizing Islam vs Islamophobia"
there are so many questions that we can pose on those words, in essence I can use your post and replace these words " Muslims, Islam "
with any faith follower , turn around and criticize all faith heads and pose same questions like these to every faith follower.. for eg.. with Ex-Christians, Ex-Jews, Ex-Hindus, Ex-Buddhists, Ex-Sikhs, Ex-Zoroastrians, Ex-Confucians., Ex-Bahái,, Ex-Shinto etc..etc.. including ex-Atheists- anyways again welcome to CEMB
with best wishes