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Scott, Bavaria (Ex-Pat) and London
I have never been a believer, so I never had to "come out." All of you here, and others like you around the world, have won my respect. I am glad to consider myself among friends. Nice to meet you all.
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful."
"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish."
“The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more.”
― Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel
aurobindo pattanaik, cuttack odisha india
indian national. i am an atheist. Brought up by hindu parents.
I'm from Indonesia, an education-activist that promote literacy among Indonesian kids. Grown-up in moslem-moderate family, I've become non-believer many years ago. It's truly hard to join social-encounter effectively since religion is main-part in our social-life. I feel alone. CEMB give me a hint that i m not alone..
Asam Raja, Pakistan
I am an Atheist because, like every human being, I was born that way. If you have Religion you are watching dreams. Reality is better then Dreams. I read about all world Religion they teach love and peace but when you enter in them there you can’t see peace and love for each other. Religion make wall around us they make us blind and we can’t see any thing only following Orders. We can’t see what is going around us. We born free and we have freedom of think and watch. I secular humanist and I proude on it
Kabir Aftab, Karachi, Pakistan
I belong to so strict religious family belongs to Sulfi sect of Islam in Sindh, but after reading and using my own mind, i am free thinker and got rid of religion. I am Atheist but because of this, i have been threatened of Life. So I am joining this organization so that if anything happens to me, someone could remember me as i died for the causes of my Free-thinking.
rangeela rasool, India
To enlight the lost souls.to save humanity and human civilization from this Pedo cult....
Rana Arshad, Pakistan
RANA MUHAMMAD ARSHAD
I am journalist(Urdu Print Media) human rights Activist, Rationalist .
After spending so much time, energy, effort, finance, thought and devotion to the religion of Islam, I finally had the courage to admit to myself that this religion is not the ultimate reality behind our existence, and I left the religion altogether. It was certainly a grieving process for me and I’m not so sure that I am over the fact that what I dedicated my life to all those years is not the truth as I thought it was. It's heartbreaking! I still love a lot of things about Islam. I think there are many things beautiful about the Muslim Ummah and the Islamic religion. Yet, there are detrimental, dangerous and delusional aspects to this religion too. I've always been an optimist though, purposely focusing on the positive in things. I think when one focuses on the positive in things, they see beauty in everyone and in everything. Experientially, optimism is an amazing lens to perceive reality from.
My education in Journalism. When I actually observed it in society, it hit me like an epiphany. This state is precisely what confirmation bias looks like! It's what indoctrination does! I saw it for what it was in human behavior. Upon introspection, contemplation, prayer, research, I could no longer hold back, and I publicly announced my apostasy from Islam. I should note that, prior to coming out publicly on WEB SITE: Council of Ex-Muslims Britain. I used to debate theology with Christian missionaries.
Long story short, I was born and raised in the Punjab-Pakistan to a Sunny Muslim family that followed the Ahemd Raza Khan berialve.
Firstly I am convert as Ahmadiyya Muslim. 2end as Baha’i and 3rd as Christian
I spent 10 years as a Ahmadiyya Muslim, and during those 5 years, besides worshiping at the mosque and learning Ahmadiyya Islam directly from different scholars, I also spent a lot of time in daw’ah (invitation) and muanazara (debate) directed at Ahmadis to convert them to Sunni Islam. I debated Ahmadis on topics such as the second coming of Jesus and the finality of Prophet hood. As Christian I spent only 3 Month and as Bahai 2 year .
Looking back, I can see how I was so stuck following and debating theology. Everything I knew was based on theology. So, that was the premise from which I thought and functioned as a human being. Now, as an agnostic, I find myself spiritual and scientific and not religious and theological. Now I am Atheist, Non believer Ex-Muslim.
Foad Sojoodi Farimani
have been a devoted online activist during last 7 years writing and publishing about the anti superstition movement in Iran or online social medias. I quitted Islam when I was 20 years old in 2002 and I tried to enlighten other people around me in coming years. in 2009 Iranian intelligence system, Sepah, arrested me and put me in the jail for almost 100 day. I was in a solidarity jail for more than 3 month couldn't without any advocate or fair interrogation. in 2011 I succeeded to escape from Iran and now I'm fighting for my country in exile.
rami shimi, egypt
Hai, I'm from Indonesia. I've just renounced my muslim identity about 5 months ago. Now I considered myself as an agnostic-deist. I grew up in a sunni-moderate family. I became an apostate after I studied philosophy, science and Islam on a different perspective.
My real name is Mohamed,
I have been searching around for people who renounced Islam like me.
I Was Born A Muslim Like They Say , But actualy i was never born a muslim , when i took my choice i choosed not to be a muslim , sadly i still live with them , i tried any way to get out of this place but it seems impossible , i keep my real personality hidden , i blend with people here just to be safe , cause once somebody knows i'm an atheist , either i'll be driven to jail or get killed , they say unfidels and none-muslims will be driven to hell , i'm already in hell , a hell made by muslims themselves , The more days i spend here The More I Hate Islam And Muslims .
Mansour BAYE, Senegal
There are so many contradictions in Quran and Islam.I cannot beleive that a God who created all the human beings can hate or curse some of them just because they do not believe in his existance.It is nonsense also to have a God who command some of his creatures to fighter the other. Muhammed also cannot be truly a god's Messenger because of his violence and libido.
I came to the conclusion that Quran is not from god . I have rejected islam since may 26 this year but I cannot voice it for the moment because of the problems it may creat with my family . I wish many people in my country be aware of the real face of islam and leave it
muhammad ghali ibrahim, lome togo
for i will like to meet with an ex-muslim like me that will encourage me for i am a nigeria from kano state of nigeria; but i flee to lome togo i am a refugie here
Riska Mirzalina, Denmark
Hi, my name is Riska and originally from Indonesia. Series of living and witnessing non-muslim being tortured, excluded, and discriminated for not being aligned with syariah, I began to question what is the actual objective of islam in this country. After travelling and communicating with people around the world, I began to realized that I have been brain washed for such a long period of time in my country, and that the ultimate purpose of islam there is political, financial, and culturally invasive. There is no tolerance unless people admit that islam is the superior religion and power. Yes, people can live as non-muslim, but they live as a second class citizens. Thus, I decided to free myself from this agenda. It was socially hard and decided to migrate to Denmark afterall.
Faran J, Pakistan
Voltaire, Wellington, NZ
Brought up in a strict Christian household, converted to Islam at Uni and spent 15 years as a Muslim before finally doing some research and seeing the light...
Leaving a dogmatic religious system that dictates every minute detail of one's life is traumatic. Also, the realization that time has been expounded on a system that is riddled with contradictions, oppression and violence has been intense. I hope that many others will choose to examine the teachings they have been indoctrinated with and say no to hatred, violence, abuse and oppression.