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No God, not even Allah
The Economist [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:supersid, 11/24/2012 11:23:24 AM

A MOB attacked Alexander Aan even before an Indonesian court in June jailed him for two and a half years for “inciting religious hatred”. His crime was to write “God does not exist” on a Facebook group he had founded for atheists in Minang, a province of the world’s most populous Muslim nation. (Snip) Some of the finest medieval Arabic and Persian poets and grammarians were atheists (though several were also famously executed). Young activists, albeit often exiled, such as Mr Ghazzali, have become more vociferous about their right not to believe in a God. Organisations abroad for former Muslims

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Brave souls. As the article notes, in several muslim countries, apostasy is punishable by death.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 11/24/2012 11:37:21 AM     (No. 9031860)

If muslim extremists did not have allah, they would not have an excuse to murder, rape and torture. For the fanatics at least, allah is just a convenient excuse. It´s a sad thing that relatively moral muslims let them get away with it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/24/2012 11:48:33 AM     (No. 9031876)

Young activists, albeit often exiled, such as Mr Ghazzali, have become more vociferous about their right not to believe in a God.

How can there be a "right" to what´s going on inside your mind? I can believe or not believe anything I wish. Unless I speak out ... no one knows what I´m thinking/believing/wishing.

One of my philosophy professors once said that the only place you are truly free is in your own mind.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: razorx22, 11/24/2012 12:28:55 PM     (No. 9031939)

What´s the big deal?
This happens all the time to atheist in ´Christian´ countries!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/24/2012 12:46:18 PM     (No. 9031966)

Islam may be the only religion that might be improved if all of its adherents could be led to atheism. Well, might be.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 11/24/2012 12:51:49 PM     (No. 9031977)

Wrong God. No God. Right God, wrong mosque. Moslems dont care. They just like to kill.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: beancounter, 11/24/2012 1:14:41 PM     (No. 9032007)

The author always links secularism and tolerance. He/she needs to read about the Cristero Wars, the Red Terror in Spain or the Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea, China...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jlw509, 11/24/2012 1:59:48 PM     (No. 9032059)

"This happens all the time to atheist (sic) in ´Christian´ countries."

Right, all the time, folks are beaten, jailed or killed for atheism in Denmark?.. Cape Verde? .. Mexico?.. Philippines?.. Brazil? ... Ukraine? .. South Korea? .. Lithuania? ... South Africa? ..Canada? .. Costa Rica?... Potugal?

Sorry, I´m missing it. Could you supply a name, a place, a date, where atheists are killed all the time in Christian countries?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 11/24/2012 2:01:49 PM     (No. 9032061)

Thank you, #7. I rolled my eyes so hard at #3´s post that I nearly fell out of my chair.

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