Religions and Cults
For all those wanting to leave their sect, cult or religion.
The following is the text of an email received by an Atheist group in Australia.
Names have been changed.
This is the type of situation that reveals that the religion of
Islam is in many ways more like a cult. It shows that non-religious exit counselling is
needed for religions, not just cults. We will help as best we can.
I have been born and raised in a VERY strict Muslim family and society. Two years ago, I
have discovered that I am an atheist and that I do not believe in God, as I am a very rational
person (am a computer engineer).
Fearing my life, I could not announce that to any members of my family, friends or at work.
I have been living in hell for two years now, I am forced to practice a religion that I do not
believe in, because I might get killed or at least severely punished by family and society.
Can you imagine that I have to fast during the whole month of Ramadan, pretend to
pray and read Quran, go to the mosque etc for something I do not believe in?
Please let me know if you can offer me any help.