(Kuwaiti) Atheists

Freedom of speech.  Thinking outside the box.  Anti-creationism.  Anti-Theism.  We Know it all.   Am I right?

 

Seriously guys, its getting old.  Let me be straight with you, I couldnt care less what you believed in, so long as you’re not a threat to me, my family or my country.  You could go worship a pencil, or Darwin, or believe in nothingness.  Its up to you, its your life, people here can get away with stealing billions of Kuwaits money, you think your faith is top of the “what they give a shit about” list?

And im talking about atheists here, not agnostics.  (الثاني فاصخ و الاول طينها).

What I dont get, and am frequently annoyed by this, is the constant vile, malicious manner with which the people that fall under this category ATTACK other religions.  If you are so annoyed by people forcing religion down your throats, why do you respond with the same twat-like methods?  How are you any different than those religious fundamentalists?  

From this angle, it looks like you “fundamentally” believe that there is no God, and that every miraculous thing happening per milli second is, in essence, down to coincidence.

Good for you, oh enlightened ones.  You “illuminate” those who believe your trash.  “Illuminate” .. funny word that..

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Sucks doesnt it?  To respond in such an aggressive manner?  Well that was on purpose, because I was surfing the net waiting for my food to digest and Asr athan to fire so I can pray and head to the gym.  

Yes, I pray, I love my religion, and I am tolerant of other religions, as well as atheists.   لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ

Proving a point doesnt have to be in a manner that attacks other people.  Many people do that, and as enlightened as you may believe you are, you make extremely ignorant assumptions regarding peoples responses and interpretations and instead of pointing out the people, you point what they follow.  

And even if you disagree with organized religion, or monotheism, can we not agree to disagree and live peacefully?  If you disagree with the things that go on in the world “in the name of religion”, take a look at WHO is behind said statement, you’re smart enough, work it out, it wont take long for you to realise that people, throughout history, are sometimes just plain old stupid.

Why must you step on what is held dear to me, my faith, my beliefs, the things that help through hard times, the God I thank when I go through good times, just to prove a point that I wont believe in the first place?

 

 

 

 

You wonder why people view you as ignorant / arrogant / annoying?  Quite simply, its because you act like dicks.

You attack something that, when politically unleashed, can be a weapon and has been, and in some countries still to this day being used on people to “brainwash” them.  I agree with your attacks here, and this is a topic I am happy to discuss over days, weeks and months.

But this same entity also provides comfort, whether you like it or not, to millions if not billions of people in the world.  This is the comfort a parent has when they pray for their sick children, or for salvation in times of need.   Who are you to come out and insult this safe haven?

You have every right to express your views, but be good little boys and girls and express this one far away from me.

Im muslim through and through, and im sure many other “Theists” share a similar view.

11 Comments

  1. Nasser July 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Excellent article, and I agree with everything you said. I thought I’d share this link with you, I’m sure you’d find it to be interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-jwhkhGpGw

    • DrQ80 July 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

      Excellent video, Dr Laurence Brown makes a great argument. I am all for discussion, not for nonsensical attacks just to “look smart”.

      • Nasser July 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

        That group has around 200 likes, which is nothing. The Islamic population is the fastest growing religious population, with over a billion people, which is a big chunk of the world population. I’m sure the number of Atheists are not even close to that number. I think the best thing to do is to ignore them, because they’re ignorant, the ones who think they’re so smart.

        • DrQ80 July 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

          Nah im not worried. I believe in freedom of speech and expression. I also believe you’re freedom stops where mine starts. Mocking, insulting and calling my Prophet (Pbuh) a pedophile is NOT freedom, its a verbal attack.

  2. DrT July 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    What was the inciting event for this article?

    • DrQ80 July 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

      A random surf onto facebook led me to the Kuwaiti Atheists community page. The derogatory messages, as well the general cockiness on that page made me question their motives of opening such a page.

      Grouping like minded people is not a crime, but insulting the prophet (pbuh) and further insults on religions whilst maintaining their “peaceful stance” was enough to annoy.

  3. Deena July 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Brilliantly said! I couldn’t agree any more with every single point you’ve mention in this article. Keep up this amazing work x

  4. Hind July 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    Thought-provoking topic. It reminds me of M. Scott Peck’s stages of spiritual growth, where he views atheism as one of the stages towards mature spirituality (though not necessarily a stage everyone has to go through). Here’s an excerpt from his book about the stages http://www.factnet.org/node/1809 (just read stages I-IV). I may not agree with all of Peck’s ideas, but I think atheists/agnostics become less threatening- and less insulting, once we realize they are essentially truth-seekers on their way to a more peaceful state of mind.

    • DrQ80 July 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

      Hind, I dont necessarily have any objections with them being truth-seekers. By all means. I believe that we may not be as advanced if we didnt have like-minded people in society to advance our techs and thoughts.

      What I disagree with is the way they portray themselves – as people who rule the roost, matter-of-factness all over their sentences and a “been there, done that” tone. On top of that, they tend stray from the “truth-seeking” part and concentrate on insulting and being condescending.

  5. Bedoor May 23, 2014 at 4:02 am #

    I stumbled upon this randomly, and it’s probably too old for me to ever get a response, but speaking up is a must.

    I am an Atheist for 9 years now. I’m not going to delve into my story and debate who’s right and who’s wrong, but I will say this, because my parents were muslim, I am forced to be “Muslim” when I am in my own country, being openly Atheist can lead to a prison sentence. Freedom of speech does not include disagreeing with the popular opinion in Kuwait, I guess. How am I being rude if I say, that is a form of oppression? You dealt with an angle to show said Atheists as ignorant bigots that spend their time on the internet mocking religion, which I’m sure some do (Theists do the same with us, so we’d appreciate it if your book does not offend what is dear to us, as well)

    As you said, true Atheist already don’t believe in a god, so I don’t see why there needs to be this constant battle. However, The fact that you are not allowed by religion itself to convert of leave it, is the real blasphemy and would justify a rant. It is not an insult to any religion if someone disagrees with you, and it is not arrogance if someone backs up their beliefs with their own fact.

    if Islam is about Live and Let live, please do not Harass us and threaten us with lawsuits (This isn’t directed to you actually, it is directed to the Kuwaiti Islamic community, and what I had to deal with when I attempted to just be myself, without attacking any religion).

    I think your points of could’ve been better, had you not generalise and used a condescending approach, even if it was to prove a point.

    Good luck with your writings anyway.

    – B

    • DrQ80 August 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

      Thanks for the comment, appreciate the point of view you offered.

      Like I said, the condescending approach was in no way my method of dealing with people, it was only done purposefully to prove a point. If I had offended you or your beliefs, you have my sincere apologies.

      I just believe in live and let live. The best communities are those where people can simply get along irrespective of religion. This is your own private road to the afterlife, or incarnation, or whatever belief people have. I just dont appreciate it being forced onto others.

      True, mature adults can sit and discuss their beliefs over a cup of coffee, and once they are done, they switch to another suitable topic like football, politics, life, road trips or whatever tickles their fancy.

      Many thanks, good luck.

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