Why I call myself an “Atheist Muslim”…a response to Ali A. Rizvi.

Posted: August 4, 2014 in Discussion, Opinions, Political, Uncategorized
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skeletal-debateIt would appear that in your article entitled, “Why I call Myself an Atheist Muslim”; Huffington Post, 05/13/2014, you, despite attempting to argue against the point, clearly contradict yourself.

For want of no other reason, than that of a comprehensive article, “Atheism – Wikipedia” clarifies the point that, as an atheist, one would have no belief in a deity. Monotheism — a belief in one God — in which Islam, Judaism and Christianity are the main players; and which are recognised as believing in the same God, evidently precludes the use of atheist in the same title.

It is intrinsic to human nature, across the spectrum of the socio-economic rainbow, that as soon as one compartmentalise’s a subject bigotry develops. Therefore, it is my opinion, the origins of religious bigotry, as it is not just directed at Islam, is borne by the politics within monotheistic religion.

Religion is synonymous with politics. Unfortunately “politics” in my opinion is synonymous to “terrorism”, but that is another story.

Politics (from Greek: πολιτικός politikos, meaning “of, for, or relating to citizens”) is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a global, civic or individual level. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance — organized control over a human community, particularly a state. Furthermore, politics is the study or practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given community (a hierarchically organized population) as well as the interrelationship(s) between communities.

The texts of the Torah, the Bible and the Qur’an can be seen as continuations of the “Old Testament”, and could be viewed as political texts setting out the direction of each party or religion. My point is that in religion, as with politics, there will be individuals with moderate opinion; those with extreme opinion; and those with no real opinion per se, those who have an ethical non-religious outlook on life.

I am an Agnostic. I stopped calling myself a Christian because I believe I do not need to compartmentalise myself to be a better person. Personally, I believe you seek a more believable expression than “atheist Muslim”, if you wish your opinions “on the “Root Causes” of Islamist Jihadism and politics of Islamophobia” to carry more authority.


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