I am sorry to hear that, but what do you mean by seeing Islamists in Canada? Are you talking about particular cases where people are making physical or psychological attacks on others? Are you referring to parents who force their children to abide by their archaic beliefs? Are you referring to their lack of assimilation? Because those things I am strongly against as well!
Are you just referring to a woman wearing a headscarf or a Muslim man praying?
Those are things that I personally do not have a problem with. Of course I strongly disagree with them on their beliefs just as I disagree with any person of faith, but I think people who have certain beliefs should be free to have their beliefs if they are not harming anyone and still contributing to the society. At the same time I should have the freedom to be able to criticize those religious beliefs and call them out on it when necessary. That is the beauty and greatness of a secular society, and that is why I love Canada.
How old is she? Is she at an age where she can be on her own?
This is one of the problems with being an atheist and also being young and dependent on your parents. I personally think that - and I know some people disagree with me - if you are an atheist living with religious parents then you shouldn’t be so vocal about it. In fact, what do you think you achieve by telling your parents. Unless they are physically harming you based on their psychotic beliefs, in which case Yes I recommend getting out of there as soon as you can! Otherwise, do your own thing and wait until you’re older and capable of supporting yourself, then you can tell them if you wish.
Well depends on what you are saying. It’s not always the case but the word “anti-Semitic” can be misused at times. Some may do it to shut down criticism of Israel (which is political not racial) and I find that to be a shame because anti Semitism is a real problem in our world and those who misuse the term do not realize the harm they’re doing to the many Jews out there who actually suffer from discrimination.
Procreation does not dictate what love is. Why do you have to procreate for there to be love? Some people just have an issue with anything that’s outside of the norm they’re used to. Besides if less people procreated in this world we’d be living in much more wonderful place.
If you truly believe what they think are just misconceptions then just let it be, do what you believe is right. You have that freedom, no matter how many people are rude to you, it’s not like they are harming you physically. Far too many people are rude to me, but what difference does it make. They can say and think whatever they want, it makes no difference in my life. People’s words are absolutely meaningless in the big picture.
Sometimes, as difficult as it may be you might have to distance yourself from your family. If they hate you and would never accept you for who you are then it just become demoralizing and depressing being around them, meanwhile a massive group of people out there would treat you as their own family. The same goes with atheists who come from extremely religious families.
Honour killings are a perfect example of just because someone is related to you by blood it means nothing! Love is the most important thing.
Thank you. I’ve actually started the process recently. I have a lot of stuff that needs to get organized, and I am going to add a lot from my own personal experiences, trying to help others liberate themselves from religion, instead of constantly pointing out the harms of religion, although I think it is important to discuss how religion ruins the world.
I will certainly publicize it the day it does actually become a book, but like you said, it’s hard especially since none of this is my official occupation, so it requires time.
Thank you! :) .. Well, I have one, or better yet, just come to Toronto and visit!
Of course it’s possible! Hate has no limits, there are lots of hateful people who are not religious at all. When people are taught to hate they will hate, when you are taught love and compassion that’s what you grow up understanding.
Religions just happen to preach them so a perfectly normal and good person can hate gay people just because of his or her religion. That’s why religion causes so much damage
Tell me where I’m spreading hate because I would love to know why telling people about the awful and intolerant passages of different religions and the negative impact they cause is classified as preaching hate. I’m peaceful and care about people without having to believe a supreme being wants me to do good so I can be rewarded for it. It’s a very peaceful way to live. You should try it.
All kinds of music. Depends on the mood