atheism, Islam, Uncategorized

Rigid Thinking

All semester long I have been taking an online class on the history of the art of the Islamic world. It could be an interesting class because Islamic art, particularly that of antiquity, is objectively beautiful. I love the calligraphy and geometric patterns, as well as the adaptation of Greek architecture in their mosques and… Continue reading Rigid Thinking

Activism, atheism

Do you ever step back?

One of my biggest challenges as an art student is that I don't often enough take the time to step back an dview my work in progress. I can spend hours bent over a table shading a human body in intricate detail on paper with a pencil, then step back at my creation only to… Continue reading Do you ever step back?

Activism, atheism

A Full-Time Atheist

Some of the people I admire most are full-time atheists. Standing on the thin line between Church and State, they stand their ground against multiple flavors of opposition, all shouting their conviction that a magic sky daddy, and facing this barrage with calm rationality. They speak volumes into a swirling echo chamber. I so desperately… Continue reading A Full-Time Atheist