I take no pride in bearing a poisoned pen, and I apologize to the readers who may be offended by the content of this blog. But there are two sides to every story…and somebody needs to stand up and divulge what others won’t.
I’m LoneLiberal, and I’m a Pakistani atheist.
I have ideas and opinions that are unconventional, as far as most Pakistanis are concerned. I’m not the only one who thinks differently, but the systematic silencing of our nation’s free-thinkers, has reduced the non-religious and liberal population to a small, scattered class of individuals. It leaves each one of us with a haunting sense of loneliness, despite the knowledge that there are others out there. We seem surrounded, consumed by a right-wing sea consistently exploiting religion. Those who have placed their foot in the door to the world of degenerates, through which fanaticism spills into our glorious land.
I’m sickened by those who dismiss scrutiny of religious dogma as “blasphemy”. It shows nothing but lack of confidence in one’s own faith…for only a person of feeble faith would ever display such phobia to open conversation. Perhaps it is because they realize that if people begin to talk freely about such matters, the truth they’ve been struggling to suppress would burst out like an ugly jack-in-the-box.
This blog offers precisely that. Words. Simple, honest words that may fail to fully convince the reader or sway the devout, but will elucidate the other side of the story to them – the side that is routinely filtered out of the regular news that reaches their ears.
(exhales) So here goes..