by Nico Raj Rahm
I never thought that the opening post of this blog would be this popular! My short story, "I Have No Father! How a Muslim Became an Atheist" was instantly picked up by many major social networking sites.
The story recieved many reviews, some positive, others critical, but that is what one would expect from such a contraversial subject.
For those that were wondering, the story is somewhat of an autobiography. The "father" in this story is God. The idea is; what if God was your father, would you comply with his expectations no matter how ridiculous they are?
Some criticized the rules that the father demanded of his son to follow as not representative of Islam, or what Allah asks of muslims to carry out. I beg to differ. I do not believe that any of these demands imposed by the boy's father were inaccurate in describing the true responsibility of a muslim on a daily basis.
Of course, many reviewers picked up on the general idea of this story, which is that any God of any religion could be represented by the "father". I used Islam as an example because that is what I know; it was what I was brought up to believe.
I welcome all reviews, both positive and negative, because you need both for a fair and balanced discussion.