For the last five years I have considered myself an “activist atheist.” I trolled Facebook and Twitter for theists and told them why they are wrong. I made fun of them for their unreasonable beliefs. I would analyze and nitpick their statements, show examples of just where they went wrong and why, and even at times ridicule them when there seemed to be no option left, all in the vain hope that I might be able to sway them to a more rational way of viewing the world and the universe. This could be extremely satisfying, and sometimes I found I could even come to a level of agreement with a believer about the realities of life. I even have friends among my Twitter following who are priests and strong Christians.
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“Choosing Islam For My Unborn Child”
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A leading Indian Muslim organization concluded on Saturday, December 14, a two-day conference on world peace, unifying world Muslim scholars’ word against terrorism.
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Atheists Face Death Penalty In 13 Countries
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