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← Admitting you're an atheist while travelling in the Middle East

hitchens_jnr's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by hitchens_jnr

I sometimes go to various parts of the Muslim world for research. If asked, I'm afraid I usually mumble something about being a "Christian". There's no point trying to convince Muslims I'm a Muslim, since I wouldn't be able to pull it off, and at least claiming I'm a Christian means I'm seen to have the "virtue" of believing in some God or other, and indeed to be one of the "Peoples of the Book". It's not brave, and I'm not proud, but one of the great things about unbelievers is that we have no cult of the martyr.

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:39:44 UTC | #937032