At times, I was literally shoved and physically pushed on the floor, kicked and I never knew why? But always told - 'you deserved it'. Only one person made an effort to help me get out of this misery. It was a teen girl, my age at the time. She held a raising fund for me to get enough money to travel to Europe and get me away from my harsh environment. All the contributors where people she solicit to help me, were not of any religious groups, but humanely enough helping people out, and yes most of them were Atheist. None ever spoke of their religion either; but just as good human being.
A lot of the people helping me out where part of a book club, where we recited poetry, read books (including holy books) and analyzed and endlessly criticizing the authors to its core. We trashed Islam none stop. A couple of Victoria College graduates; hard-core ex-Muslims made it extremely apparent. Members were all from diverse multi-culture backgrounds, no one was actually English -but we all conversed in English to understand each other and the target was to study books regular schools usually banned. That group was more than just an education; they were poets and thinkers of my time.
The funny part is; many years later in another country, I found a similar Bookworm group, right here where I live now, whereas two European Girls started the book club during college years; in the 1980s. I guess Atheist and book-worms find each other and pretty well creating thoughts and poetry.
Liberals are a lost tribe: Keep on hating me, I don't care, I will not suddenly become a liberal to please anyone. I will always be an independent conservative just because it makes more sense to me. Just look around you and see how the world is suffering because of religious wars, giving a pathway to more dogma that want to kill everyone for a "god-like" entity which their clans hate in the first place. Or they do it as Hitler has done when he joined the Muslim Mufti to kill Jews?
I often wonder; why do Liberals give hateful religious warriors the right to be criminals and never complain about it? The only thing that comes to my mind; it must be the overdosed drugs they might be under.
On the last funny note: the clan leader that gathered her peers to kicked me unconscious because I didn't want to follow her drug use and her group hasn't changed to this day, but amazingly enough her mentors are illusory characters from the religious beliefs such as Saint Antony, Saint Theresa and all the deranged saints possible, she has never actually read about. She just follows them in their illusory stories like someone would follow Harry Potter, because it might give her hope to get a relief to her drug use for more. No idea why be a desperate liberal, then?
Consequently, I think you can be a republican and not religious, or you can be a liberal bully living your fictional ancient goblin tales and hurt people for not following you.
written by Melpo