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Friday, January 11, 2019

I Escaped from Iran, but Not from God

I Escaped from Iran, but Not from God
I Escaped from Iran, but Not from God
As a child of the Iranian Revolution, I wanted nothing to do with religion.
David Nasser
I was nine years old when I decided that I hated God. I hated him because I believed he hated me first.
It was 1979, during the middle of the Iranian Revolution. Ayatollah Khomeini and his religious zealots had recently overthrown the existing government and seized political power. Hundreds of thousands of people had their lives turned upside down in the chaos.
My father was a military officer in the previous regime, and we had grown up on a military base. A couple of weeks into the revolution, I ...
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