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    This thread is for discussion between ex-Muslims and about leaving Islam. As leaving Islam can be a very difficult situation, I believe it would be helpful to have a platform to be able to discuss it, share experiences and help each other if we're going through tough or uncertain times. So discuss away!

    QUESTIONS ON WHY WE'VE LEFT ISLAM?...

    (Original post by h3isenberg)
    I don't know why this is such a common question. Nevertheless here are a few reasons:

    - For the people who have been Muslims all their life and have Muslim families, Islam will still affect the rest of our lives no matter what.
    - To remove the taboo and make it more socially acceptable to openly leave Islam without fear of seclusion and exclusion. No other religion has such effects. Factor in the common view of apostasy being punishable by death.
    - Having once believed in Islam is a part of our identity and so we share a common ground in that sense. Leaving Islam isn't a quick decision and even if ex-Muslims are now atheists, agnostics, Christians or so on, we probably shared similar travails.
    - You can criticise Islam with a louder voice if you belonged to that religion.
    - It is the closest you can get to associating liberalism and individualism with Islam ()
    - And we are literally former Muslims therefore ex-Muslims.




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    Wahid-r - Musings of an Ex-Muslim






    MOD EDIT:

    This society has been approved by the D&CA moderation team and is subject to the same rules as all other Religion forum societies. That means:

    No structured, formal debating should take place in this thread
    This thread may be used for informal on-topic and sensible off-topic chat
    No preaching/proselytizing
    No Muslim vs ex-Muslim fights

    In short, please respect the right of others to discuss matters which you may not
    personally agree with.

    Users who do not adhere to these guidelines will be warned/banned as appropriate
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    Thanks Xotol and everyone else (including some of our Muslim supporters ^) for making this happen.

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    Does anyone have any ex-Muslim-related resources to suggest?

    My primary go-to place is the Council of Ex-Muslims forum which is a fantastic space filled with lovely people:

    http://www.councilofexmuslims.com/

    Their twitter is worth following, too:

    https://twitter.com/TheCEMB
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    Happy chatting guys

    I hope this thread can help those of your who have faced difficulties and hardship in leaving Islam.

    Don't worry! You're free now
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    This is a good sign

    Welcome abroad everyone. Glad this got approved.
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    (Original post by myzt1kal)
    Does anyone have any ex-Muslim-related resources to suggest?

    My primary go-to place is the Council of Ex-Muslims forum which is a fantastic space filled with lovely people:

    http://www.councilofexmuslims.com/

    Their twitter is worth following, too:

    https://twitter.com/TheCEMB
    There are plenty on twitter. CEMB is the one stop though. Not much else.
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    (Original post by Politricks)
    Here's another ex-Muslim forum: Reddit.com/r/exmuslim
    I haven't checked that out in eons, and of course the first thing I see on there:

    'Tomatoes are Christian,' Egyptian Salafi group warns

    The message caused outrage among Facebook users, which prompted the group to clarify their warning, saying they did not tell people not to eat tomatoes. "We said don’t cut it in [such a way that it reveals] the cross shape.”
    :lol:

    It's satire, by the way.
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    So happy that this has happened. I genuinely didn't think an ex-Muslim society would be created!
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    Is there an ex-muslim meme posting thing around?
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    (Original post by Politricks)
    So why did you guys leave Islam?
    For me, science made more sense than superficial nonsense that was written in a book. I wasn't really even following Islam to begin with. The religion I was following was something I believed was Islam, but wasn't.
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    (Original post by Politricks)
    Sadly? Rather, thankfully.

    Thankfully there are a lot of people like me who have freed themselves from the shackles of superstition and religion.
    You misunderstood me.
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    Hearty congratulations to everybody who got this up and running!
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    (Original post by HenryKissinger)
    Hearty congratulations to everybody who got this up and running!
    A victory for one belief over another!
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    Great to see this created. In my experiences, normally, ex-Muslims tend to be really insular and unwilling to talk about their feelings when leaving Islam; mainly due to social alienation and stigma.

    I recommend CEMB, really helped me as well!
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    (Original post by Politricks)
    A very small victory for one lack of belief
    No, I think this thread is a victory for you. Your beliefs are just as valid as the beliefs of others. You both have no knowledge so why should anyone judge either of you differently??

    Equality is best.
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    (Original post by Politricks)
    My lack of belief in devils, angels, jinns, black magic and flying horses is just as equally valid as a Muslim's belief in them?

    Absolutely!!!

    Why should one belief outrank a lack of belief or a belief? None of you know it's true, you just believe or choose to "lack belief" for your own subjective reasons!

    You are all equal and the same!
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    (Original post by Andy_Morris)
    Absolutely!!!

    Why should one belief outrank a lack of belief or a belief? None of you know it's true, you just believe or choose to "lack belief" for your own subjective reasons!

    You are all equal and the same!
    Please stop debating in this thread. If you'd like to discuss the idea that no belief system is superior to another, please create a new thread in the Philosophy forum. Thanks :yy:
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    (Original post by Andy_Morris)
    A victory for one belief over another!
    Please, stay on-topic. The OP quite clearly states that this isn't the place for Muslim vs ex-Muslim/non-Muslim debate. Thank you.
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    Mashallah. . How are you my exmuslims.

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    (Original post by missfats)
    Mashallah. . How are you my exmuslims.

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    good how are the muslims doing?

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