Tag Archives: Shia

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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Quran Contradictions #4: Is alcohol ok?

When I lived in Beirut I was surrounded by booze. From the nightclubs in Gemmayze to the pubs in Hamra, alcohol was a part of a balanced breakfast (quite literally). Although not technically legal to drink on the streets, the … Continue reading

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Divine Intervention: When “god” interferes with our relationships

I recently wrote about how religion is often used to exclude people of other faiths and non-faiths from their romantic relationships, and how this is an example of modern-day religious extremism. But I have much, much more to say about … Continue reading

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An atheist in Beirut: The beauty of Islamic music

I’ve mentioned before that I used to live in Beirut. I lived in Hamra, in an awful apartment called Residence Haddad, off of Makdessi Street. My room was on the second floor, and I learned to drown out the roar … Continue reading

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Quran contradictions #1: What did Allah use to create man?

In the same vain as my bible contradictions, I submit the first quran contradictions.

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Can I be an atheist in Lebanon?

The International Humanist and Ethical union released an interactive map showing that in Lebanon atheists face “severe discrimination” and prison time for blasphemy. Maybe this is true, but hopefully not. I lived for a time off of Makdessi Street in Hamra … Continue reading

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