#atheistcon 7 – Saturday

What a brilliant day Saturday was!  From Philip Adams to PZ Myers.

For some really strange reason I thought I’d have some time to blog during the day and jot down my thoughts.  Alas, the sessions rolled on and the breaks meant standing in line waiting for coffee!  I’ll get back to the blogging later, I’d like to jot down some notes at least to remind me.

The highlight for me yesterday was Taslima Nasrin.  She’s from Bangladesh.  Taslima recounted her moving to atheism in the muslim country, but more importantly she spoke about the oppression of women.  She told us about the insanity of the way islam treats women, and her story is horrible. Expelled from her country, she considers herself homeless.  I felt her pain and was deeply moved by the story to the point of tears.  Here was a women that lives through persecution because of her sex and because of her non-belief.

More later.

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One Response to #atheistcon 7 – Saturday

  1. I’ve put a short notice about your blog at the Facebook group “SUPPORT FOR TASLIMA NASREEN” – http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=7900612266