Abdallah the Apostate (Former Muslim)

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Abdallah the Apostate
Personal information
Full name Abdallah
Country of origin    Egypt Flag of Egypt.png
Country of
residence
   
Canada Flag of Canada.png
Gender    Male
Age    17
Influences    All of my science courses in High School
Faith Information
Current worldview Atheism
Left Islam at age 16
Born or convert to Islam? Born into Islam
Parents' worldview Islam

Testimony of Leaving Islam[edit]

I was born into what you and I would consider to be a 'moderate' Muslim family. They always told me to pray five times a day, not eat pork and so on. They always took me to the mosque to learn the Qur'an. I was always one of the top students due to my natural thirst for knowledge. I followed whatever my parents told me. However, I always asked why. They would always give me reasonable explanation to make me content.

One day, I read a book about the dinosaurs and how they existed millions of years ago. I asked my dad about them; I remember him saying, " That is not true." I asked why and he told me that there no evidence. Never was I dissatisfied with one of my dad's answers. There was a fully fossilized dinosaur in the book that was obviously not drawn by a human hand, it was a picture.

My dad was afraid I might know too much and begin to question Islam, so he enrolled me to even more classes. There was one were I was taught about science in the Qur'an. What a joke that class was. It told me that God created the universe in 6 days, how the sky was solid, yet held up by God's will. This garbage that was taught to me conflicted with my high school science courses. What I was taught there made perfect sense and was proven by our experiments. After finishing both of these classes, I began to lean towards scientific teachings.

The 'Muslim' part of me told me to read the Qur'an in one last bid to hold on to my faith. I did, then saw all the backwards barbarism that was in the book along with the laughable 'scientific' concepts that were proven obsolete by modern scientific research. My choice was crystal clear.



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