Tag Archives: Lebanon

Atheism and Non-Religion in Lebanon: More Common than Thought

As I’ve written about numerous times, I used to live in Beirut, Lebanon. To be more precise, I lived in Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon, which is the intellectual and artistic capital of Lebanon. Filled with universities, startups, cleverly-themed cafes, and a … Continue reading

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Fares Al-Khodor Is Dead (And So Is a Piece of My Heart)

This post is a combination of personal anecdote, argument, and tragedy. I’m writing this because a young boy I once knew has died, a victim of the protracted and intense fighting in Northeast Syria. Although I’m not blaming anyone for his … Continue reading

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Burn ISIS Flag Challenge (Part 2)

Yesterday’s burning of the ISIS flag was in solidarity with the people of Lebanon, who are threatened with arrest if they burn the actual ISIS flag (they can only burn flags with no religious words). I used a variation of … Continue reading

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Burn ISIS flag challenge!!

Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. There’s a protest against ISIS Monday, 1 September 2014 at 6:00 PM in Beirut. Bring your ISIS flag to burn it. If you don’t live in Lebanon, print one up yourself and burn … Continue reading

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Prominent Lebanese filmmaker and actress, Nadine Labaki, slams religion in Facebook post

I’m a huge fan of Nadine Labaki. Her films tackle serious sociopolitical/religious themes using Lebanon as a scenic backdrop, but the messages she conveys through film are universal. My personal favorite is Caramel, which explores gender roles and sexual taboos from … Continue reading

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The Prophesy of Tyre: New video!

As some of you might remember, a while back I made a post about god’s promise to so utterly destroy Tyre, Lebanon that it would never be rebuilt. The problem is, of course, that this never happened, and Tyre still stands … Continue reading

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My experiences with Hezbollah

I’ve mentioned a few times that I had chance encounters with members of Hezbollah (“The Party of God”) when I was in Lebanon. But I’ve never written about those experiences. So I’ll depart from my usual criticism of religion (although … Continue reading

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