”The world is silent while atheists are persecuted”

I thank Andrew Copson, the chief executive of the British Humanist Association, for writing an article about persecution of atheists on Humans Rights Day. What he says is so true! The world is silent while atheists are persecuted.

The plight of the non-religious is not new – the Bangladeshi humanist Taslima Nasrin has lived in exile for nearly twenty years – but the availability of free expression through social media in particular is triggering greater persecution than before. Between 2007 and 2011, IHEU saw only three major social media ‘blasphemy’ prosecutions. In 2012 the report documents more than a dozen cases of people in ten different countries charged for ‘blasphemous’ statements made on social media. People like Hamza Kashgari, a 23-year-old poet and columnist from Saudi Arabia, denounced as an apostate and now held in a Saudi jail; or Alber Saber, due to be sentenced in Egypt this week, accused of uploading the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ YouTube video, and arrested by the police which his mother called to disperse a mob that was threatening him; or Alexander Aan in Indonesia, sentenced to more than two years for “spreading… religious hatred and animosity” by running an atheist Facebook page.

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Why do atheists need to celebrate Christmas?

I celebrate no religious festivals since my childhood. I don’t celebrate because I am an atheist. I can’t find a reason to celebrate Eid, Puja, Christmas, Hanukkah etc. Do I need to celebrate something? Not really. But if I feel like celebrating a special Day, there are plenty of Days out there. Human Rights Day. Women’s Day, Children’s Day, International Labour Day, World Poetry Day, World Health Day, Darwin Day etc. A humane holiday is universal. [Read more…]

‘Shit, I am pregnant!’

What if a woman gives birth to a child and says god is the father of the child? Nobody believes her. Why don’t people believe a woman now (when she says that the father of her child is god) but believed a woman then?

Fuck exists

A scientist is religious. The media tells us that the scientist is religious.
A scientist is not religious. The media doesn’t tell us that the scientist is not religious.

Then millions of idiots jump around the world with joy and tell everyone that scientists believe in god, it means god exists. [Read more…]

Bloody Faith! (Warning:Graphic images)

Ashura. The tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calender. This date is important to Shi’a Muslims because of the anniversary of the death of Husain, the grandson of Muhammad. During the self-flagellation ceremony, men beat themselves, hit their backs with chained knives and cut their heads with swords as they mourn.

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Atheists are harassed, arrested, exiled, imprisoned, tortured, murdered.

‘No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.’Alice Walker

Indonesia sucks big time. It imprisoned Alexander Aan for saying god doesn’t exist. Now Mirza Alfath is arrested for criticizing Sharia laws on Facebook.

Atheists are harassed, imprisoned, arrested, tortured, murdered. But they are becoming more and more outspoken. It is a good sign.

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Men lost their spines.

Humans lost their penile spines during millions of years of evolution.

People believed ‘humans evolved smooth penises as a result of adopting a more monogamous reproductive strategy than their early human ancestors. Those ancestors may have used penile spines to remove the sperm of competitors when they mated with females.’ But it is not the reason for losing penile spines. Researchers recently found that the chunks of DNA that had been lost from the human genome but not the chimp genome, was the reason. [Read more…]