Again.. why was the “atheist sign” removed from the cross
Posts Tagged ‘Atheist’
Posted by Mr DoctorE on March 7, 2014
Posted by Mr DoctorE on February 27, 2014
Posted by Mr DoctorE on February 11, 2014
The pastor of the Virtual Deaf Church signs to his congregation why he has decided to come out as an atheist. (No Audio)
Posted by Mr DoctorE on February 10, 2014
“If you grew up in the south, chances are you were raised in a religious home, went to church or at least learned about the bible from friends and family. But what if you were an atheist? What if, instead of looking forward to Sunday mornings and holiday gatherings, you dreaded them because you had to hide your beliefs? In this brand new AIB Presents we explore what it means to be an atheist in the bible belt.
Posted by Mr DoctorE on February 6, 2014
Despite its dangers and taboos in the conflict-ridden nation, some Iraqi youth are turning towards atheism. Mariwan Salihi met a few of them.
One of the Iraqi capital’s most vocal young activists, who uses the pseudonym Omar Al-Baghdadi for his own security, is often described as “Baghdad’s Converter.” His mission, among others, is to enlighten his friends and other young people about atheism.
“I became an atheist at an early age, after I investigated my former religion, Islam, in depth. I discovered that my religion is not the only one that exists on earth; there are more than 1100 other faiths and their followers all claim that their religion tells the absolute truth. So religion is a form of Dogma,” the 22-year old engineer and activist says from his home in one of the major Sunni-inhabited areas of Baghdad.
“My parents know I am an atheist, and so do my friends”
According to Al-Baghdadi, most of the writings in the Islamic holy book, the Koran, are labeled as “scientific facts,” which he believes are mostly incorrect. “It has many mistakes,” he adds, claiming that even the ancient Hindu scripts from India, the Vedas, contain more accurate facts than the Koran.
The fact that Omar chose to have no religion, and categorizes himself as an atheist, is no secret to his immediate circle of family and friends.
“My parents know I am an atheist, and so do my friends. My brother, Ahmed, became an atheist too after I led him to some books, and discussing with him about many topics regarding science and philosophy. Even most of my friends have become atheists now,” he claims, because of his posts on social media sites like Facebook.
Although his parents have accepted his choice, and respect him for his intellectuality, he also admits that they “hate it” when he tells them that “there’s no God.”
“Not everyone’s parents or family accept atheism, so some of us might hide our convictions from them.”
But he proudly says, that they have the support of other liberal, secular and atheist individuals and politicians in the country, which he declines to name.
“In the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections, in April, atheists will cast their votes for the secular political blocks and parties,” Omar predicts.
Posted by Mr DoctorE on February 4, 2014
A pro-atheism legal group just got all Bibles removed from University of Wisconsin guest rooms. The Freedom From Religion Foundation says state-run universities have a constitutional obligation to remain neutral toward religion
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Posted by Mr DoctorE on January 30, 2014
Jeremy Paxman spoke to the creator of the Jesus and Mo cartoons behind the Liberal Democrats’ free speech row
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Posted by Mr DoctorE on January 21, 2014
Posted by Mr DoctorE on January 14, 2014
Yep, religion = pure superstition, organized superstition!
Posted by Mr DoctorE on January 14, 2014
An Afghan citizen has been granted asylum in the UK for religious reasons – because he is an atheist.
The man fled to the UK from a conflict involving his family in Afghanistan in 2007, aged 16, and was allowed to stay in the UK until 2013.
He was brought up a Muslim, but during his time in the UK became an atheist, his legal team said.
They said he would face persecution and possibly a death sentence if he was returned to Afghanistan.
The team was from the University of Kent’s Law School which offers legal services through its Kent Law Clinic.
‘Entitled to protection’
They believe it is the first time a person has been granted asylum in the UK on the basis of their atheism.
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The decision represents an important recognition that a lack of religious belief is in itself a thoughtful and seriously-held philosophical position”
Lawyers lodged a submission to the Home Office under the 1951 Refugee Convention which aims to protect people from persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.
They said the man’s return to Afghanistan could result in a death sentence under Sharia law as an apostate – someone who has abandoned their religious faith – unless he remained discreet about his atheist beliefs.
But because every aspect of daily life and culture in Afghanistan is permeated by Islam living discreetly would be virtually impossible, they said.