September 13th, 2010
07:59 PM ET

Agnostic-turned-Muslim pushes for Tennessee mosque

CNN's Ashley Fantz filed this report.

Camie Ayash was raised in Brooklyn, the daughter of an agnostic nurse and a New York City cop with a skeptic's approach to religion.

She is the last person one might expect to be pushing to build a mosque in middle Tennessee.

"My dad was always telling me to compare this with that, to read everything I could and find the discrepancies," she said. "He would stay up into the night reading the Old Testament, the King James Bible, the Torah and look up translations of the Quran, pointing out conflicting statements within the same book.

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Filed under: Houses of worship • Islam • Mosque • Muslim • Tennessee

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  1. kunde

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    April 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
  2. WiseOne


    Nice try...But A fool as I quoted denotes what a fool is. That is not the same as calling one a fool. Read your bible, and UNDERSTAND.

    September 17, 2010 at 6:58 am |
  3. WiseOne

    "A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind."(Proverbs 18:2)

    September 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
    • David Johnson

      whoever says, "You fool!" shall be in danger of hell fire (Matt 5:22).

      September 16, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  4. KneeJerk

    I could care less what you believe, Luke.
    If being "educated" is what produced the likes of you, I shall wish to remain stupid.
    As far as religion goes, you need a dose of it.

    Your "intelligence" must be limited, as well as your "education"...did you not pay attention in Math class?

    Oh, go back to school, although I find it hardly believable that someone with an internet connection that clearly speaks like an adult only attended school until he/she was 12.

    It was in 1959.....do the math....and an internet connection is not a strange thing in this day and age.......

    It seems Nonimus was at least following where I was going with my question..Thanks Nonimus...
    "...concretely in fact, that the physical world cannot be explained by the supernatural" I don't think this has been shown, concretely or otherwise.
    "...nor has anything in our history of science and mathematics ever indicated that there is even a chance of the supernatural." Nothing has ever indicated that there is the supernatural, which doesn't say anything about the possibility.

    September 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
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