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Old 4th May 2012, 06:36 PM
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Default Hi! I am Omer Sharif and I am an Athiest


I am from Pakistan. Being involved in science and engineering I have never been religious. After close examination of Quran I realized it had scientific errors and various inaccuracies, it cannot be the word of a divine creator. I'm glad as I was able to break free from the mental prison and call myself a proud Atheist.
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Old 4th May 2012, 06:51 PM
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Old 4th May 2012, 06:54 PM
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Hello Omer, welcome to the forums.

"I've heard it proclaimed Plato is in the top 10 philosophers of all time, and I agree, because disagreeing with him gave the other 9 a foundation to build their own worthwhile philosophy on".----Loki

The Nizkor Project- Logical Fallacies

Atheist: n; A person to be pitied in that he is unable to believe things for which there is no evidence, and who has thus deprived himself of a convenient means of feeling superior to others.
—Chaz Bufe, The American Heretic’s Dictionary
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Old 4th May 2012, 07:19 PM
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Hi Omer, welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your participation.

Nice to see that we're still having people join from everywhere on the planet.
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Old 4th May 2012, 07:50 PM
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Hi there Omer. I really hope you enjoy it here and I'm looking forward to hearing more from you.


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Old 4th May 2012, 07:57 PM
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Hi Omer, Welcome to the forums. Hope you enjoy your stay. I expect a certain Crocodile might sympathise with your views on the Quran also.

Sorry, can't help but ask ... is your name is inspired by Omar Sharif at all? Do you get asked that much?
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Hi osheriff,

Welcome to the forums.

I hope you gain much and enjoy your time here.

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Old 5th May 2012, 01:02 AM
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Default Re: Hi! I am Omer Sharif and I am an Athiest

Welcome, always nice to hear more from people who are familiar with fallacies of the lesser known (to me at least) faiths
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Old 5th May 2012, 01:08 AM
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Thank You, All for such a warm welcome!

I feel as if I know you already. As if you are already my friends.

Atheism 'the lack of belief in god' is the fastest growing opinion in the world today. It is spreading faster than any religion on Earth. It may be difficult to believe but Pakistan also has plenty of Atheists. We are a small community of mostly young people who communicate over the internet and arrange meetings. Our community 'Pakistani Atheist and Agnostics' is even recognized by Atheist Alliance International.

Hoping to learn from you all. Once again Thank You All!!!
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Old 5th May 2012, 06:47 AM
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Hi Omer It's great to know that atheism is alive in Pakistan.

Faith is not a virtue... it is a servile weakness, it is a refuge in cowardice, and it is a willingness to follow with credulity people who are, in the highest degree, unscrupulous. - Christopher Hitchens
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