Coming Out Atheist, pg 331


“And if you’re having these qualms about coming out, it’s worth thinking about whether atheism, or even outright opposition to religion, is important enough to you to overcome your qualms. Evelyn again: “A conversation with a hardline Muslim changed my view. The guy said that he thought that Salman Rushdie deserved to be executed if he went to a Muslim country. Later in the conversation, he admitted after some evasion that he had no problem with the death penalty for adultery. When I disagreed he said, ‘It’s divine law, you can’t question it.’ I realized that the only reasonable answer to that was, ‘No it’s not and yes you can,’ although I did not have the courage to say so at the time.”

–Greta Christine, Coming Out Atheist, pg 331




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