Founder, Atheist RepublicAuthor, Why There Is No God
Armin Navabi is a former Muslim from Iran and the founder of the Atheist Republic, a non-profit organization with over one million fans and followers worldwide that is dedicated to offering a safe community for atheists around the world to share their ideas and meet like-minded individuals. Armin was born and raised in the Islamic Republic of Iran and was indoctrinated thoroughly in the Muslim tradition. After almost losing his life in the pursuit of God’s grace, the devastation of that event motivated him to seek a better understanding of the nature and concept of God and religious belief. Armin’s journey led him to leave Islam and to become an atheist.
Wanting to reach out to others like himself, Armin continues to examine religion as well as the notion of God and interact with others to engage in thought-provoking and educational discussion. Armin is the author of the bestselling book “Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God” which provides simple, easy-to-understand counterpoints to the most popular arguments made for the existence of God. Each chapter presents a concise explanation of the argument, followed by a response illustrating the problems and fallacies inherent in it. Whether you’re an atheist, a believer or undecided, this book offers a solid foundation for building your own inquiry about the concept of God.
Is there a ‘polite way to tell people they’ve dedicated their lives to an illusion’? Should offense over ideas matter? The panel of ex-Muslims will discuss the tension between advocating for reason while keeping the civil liberties and humanity of Muslims paramount. Powered by Eventbrite
Is it possible to reform Islam? Is it even worthwhile to do so? Can free-thought take hold in religiously conservative and closed societies? Is it better to promote the abandonment of religious belief altogether? The panel of ex-Muslims will discuss their perspectives on the path forward from dogma & religion. Powered by Eventbrite