Atheist Voicemails #11: The Struggle of Ex-Muslims, How Music Helps with Atheism and More


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In this eleventh episode of the Atheist Republic Voicemails, know the story behind Nova Pangea, a music project with a secular and humanist approach, ex-Muslims struggling, and a once fundamentalist Christian now an atheist.

Our first speaker talks about the joys of expressing his atheism through music. His group called Nova Pangea uses music to connect with people and spread the message of atheism.

Our second speaker was deeply involved in a fundamentalist Christian cult for more than 33 years. He talks about how surreal this was, how he was brainwashed and indoctrinated, and why he thinks REALITY is better than any kind of afterlife. The third speaker is an ex-Muslim from Sudan and shares her life now in the Middle East. She describes how she became fed up with the corruption and hypocrisy inherent in Islam and how its followers are brainwashed and manipulated.

The fourth speaker is an atheist writer from Jordan in the Middle East, who speaks of the struggles he’s facing in getting his work published in such a religiously oppressive environment.

Speaker fifth grew up in a religious family and details his struggles to survive after leaving Islam and being thrown out of his family home.

Our final speaker is Armin Navabi, the founder of the Atheist Republic, who has some practical help and advice for the above speaker. This inspiring message will give you the courage to fight your own battles. For those seeking an asylum, you can go to under the Resources tab, there's a guide for asylum for people that are at risk.

You do not have to put up with bigotry from theists or be afraid to speak about your beliefs. Atheism takes more courage than you could possibly imagine.

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