I am bewildered by my fellow Iranians inside Iran and especially those outside Iran!!!
With all due respect, as they say in Persian expression : "Khar ham keh bood taa haal Aflaatoon shodeh bood..." = Even a Donkey (after 1400 years or 31 years, pick your own...) and by now would have been graduated to Plato's level of understanding/knowledge...
Baba in which language you need to hear this in to comprehend!!! Iran and Islam (especially I.R.'s version) are two different things that have massive fundamental differences in every aspect of life period. Yes, Islam brought Arabic language and Alphabet (Thanks to Persian linguists and intellectuals of that time...) into our Persian culture, language and Literature... and after 1400 years we have almost become inseparable in some strange way! It's like Persian was a great cup of Tea that got a bit of Rose water (Arabic) in it and also Thank you very much for all the Golo Bolbool Poets,literature and poems it later brought to us with this mixed language and culture... Thank you, Thank you, Thank you..., But since Arabic Language has always been directly associated with Islam , Thus in every other terms, aspects and levels these two (Iran and Islam) contradict one another beyond any other things in life, like Black and White, hence the serious confusion and identity crisis that an ordinary Iranian inside or outside is massively suffering from to this day...
Note: I for one am not against "Arabic" language, Literature, music and art, on contrary I find some of them very rich and interesting . However, I just have fundamental problem with almost all religions and Islam in particular!
Ham-meehan, If you truly want salvation and Freedom for yourself, Iran and Iranians, and want to end your confusions and Serious Identity Crisis, then the only way is to choose! Once and for all! Can you do that for yourself at least?
Either you choose to be an Iranian who wants to follow Iran and live the Iranian way...
You choose to be a Muslim and live your life the other way... (I.R.'s way) which in that unfortunate case, you might as well remove the name "IRAN" from your/our country and change it to "Islamic Republic Of Shia-estan" for good...
Note: As a tolerant Iranian, I for one am willing to go for a "Complete Secular Democracy" in future Iran and respect all Muslims, but as it would dictate in our future "Secular Constitution", I would never want to see or hear about Islam and/or any other religion in any aspect of my country's future laws, governance and rulings period.
Wake up people, It's way past due for all of us...
Awarness, Consciousness, Good Intention/Thoughts, Words and Deeds...
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