A number of days ago, I asked the readers of this to sign a “Pro-Truth Pledge”, one that I had also signed. I gave you my reasons for signing the pledge, which included a broad commitment to the truth and critical thinking. That is a commitment I still find worthy. Of course, you might say that the pledge was too broad and generalized to be useful, but I disagree. It’s true that no one says “I don’t believe in truth”,… Read more

President Bernie Sanders narrowly won election in 2016. And now, six months in, we look back and see what he has accomplished so far. Read more

Episode 22 of Recovering from Religion podcast, hosted by Emily Karp and Scott Smith is out, and I make a cameo! The podcast begins with a long interview with Adam Wadi, a closeted ex-Muslim who has written the book Atheism For Muslims: A Guide to Questioning Islam, Religion and God for a Better Future. His interview is very informative and useful, and can teach you a lot about Islam. After that, there’s a number of personal stories, by Zerin Firoze, me, and my friend… Read more

As the elected and unelected sectors of the Iranian regime are locked in an unprecedented open tension, Iranians use social media to voice their support for the president. Read more

I signed the Pro-Truth pledge in order to promote skepticism and critical thinking, important tools of a functioning democracy. Read more

The perfect statement for a fictional politician on the subject of Islamic terrorism, touching on all aspects of the issue. Read more

Epicurus fails to convince when it comes to the object of death. The absence of life is what we fear about it, it’s hardly any consolation. Read more

A formal endorsement of Hassan Rouhani for the president of Iran in 2017. Read more

Hey everyone, I got my own Patheos blog a few weeks back, so if you liked the writing I did for Kaveh’s blog, you should start following my new blog The Blameless Sky And I am so, so very excited that I have my own individual platform now! I haven’t made that many blog posts as yet, but I hope you like what I got so far. I still have a lot of new, budding ideas that I will be… Read more

A diplomat reformists, three conservatives, one a killer, one a thief, and one a nobody, plus two other dudes. Read more

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