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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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.