Conversation with an Atheist

I normally tend to change where I spend my time reading or writing for my research ... Ever since I started my PhD journey, however, I got used to work in one of the independent coffee shops in Birmingham... It feels good to be part of a "micro-metropolitan" community... I got to meet people from all walks of life... 

One would probably wonder how is this related to my research; but lately I had the pleasure of having several conversations about religion with a Jew, a believer (someone who believes that there is God but chose not to choose a religion), and even an atheist. 

Although these conversations are somehow random and do not necessarily relate to my research question, they help me put things in perspective not only as Muslim, but also as a Muslim artist...

 

Although - in general terms- my religious views might probably conflict strongly with an atheist, somehow in these conversations we share a time of respect and coexistence... We all share the same "quest" to make sense of who we are and what we believe in... And the more we know about each other, the more we know about our self.

 

Call it cosmic rule...

or human connection... 

What matters is what can we find about ourselves through it...