Re: The forum's one year anniversary on 15/11/08
Reply #53 - November 07, 2008, 12:25 PM
Woops ... a little late into this thread to congratulate the Council of ex-Muslims and all members here on the first anniversary of the forums. But I do anyway. Well done on a constructive -- and fun -- group. Quite amazing how much some folks have contributed in such a short time. And it's pretty obvious, reading all the posts over the months, that many people facing problems with difficult decisions have been helped by your sound advice, common sense and general informal friendship.
For some time, I thought I might be intruding if I joined in, because I'm not an ex-Muslim. Reading you folks, though, has shown me that only by leaving a religion behind (doesn't matter which religion) do we give ourselves the chance to belong equally to the same community. Only freedom from imposed, artificial herding can really allow us to enjoy the natural unity that really matters to humankind.
I realise, of course, the continuing need for a Council for ex-Muslims -- and those admirable organisations that aid those struggling loose of other religions -- but it's important to realise that by leaving something behind, you become part of something else: ex-Muslims, ex-Christians, ex-Hindus, secular Jews, deists, agnostics, atheists, humanists all make up a growing community of free-thinkers, unafraid to declare their non-acceptance of the divisive dogmas we call religions.
We are not here to fight religion. We are here to make religion irrelevant. NM