An Afghan Atheist: On the Right to As...

An Afghan Atheist: On the Right to Asylum on Religious Ground II

There are 4 comments on the CNN story from Jan 16, 2014, titled An Afghan Atheist: On the Right to Asylum on Religious Ground II. In it, CNN reports that:

Indeed, as argued lucidly by the lawyers, "someone of no religious faith at all could face even greater danger in Afghanistan than a member of a minority religion such as Christianity."

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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#1 Jan 16, 2014
Quote article, "If the Afghan authorities are prosecuting and persecuting people from the religious minority, what more those individuals who have no religion at all? " Unquote.
Many religionists seem even more prejudiced against non-believers than against other religionists. It sometimes appears that they don't care what god(s) or religion a person "believes in" as long as everyone chooses one...
godchecker.com
As if that would help anything or anyone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discrimination_a...

http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...

http://www.gallup.com/poll/155285/atheists-mu...

Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology
Mikel9

Ryde, Australia

#2 Jan 16, 2014
Afghan atheist 'asylum seekers' = welfare sponging parasite
Amused

Lowell, MA

#3 Jan 17, 2014
EdSed wrote:
Quote article, "If the Afghan authorities are prosecuting and persecuting people from the religious minority, what more those individuals who have no religion at all? " Unquote.
Many religionists seem even more prejudiced against non-believers than against other religionists. It sometimes appears that they don't care what god(s) or religion a person "believes in" as long as everyone chooses one...
godchecker.com
As if that would help anything or anyone.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discrimination_a...
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...
http://www.gallup.com/poll/155285/atheists-mu...
Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology
Well, it helps in the sense that belief in any deity helps buttress the mutual delusion that the idea of a deity isn't absurd. A non-believer openly challenges that core belief in a way a believer in a deity different from the majority does not. A debate about the correct name for the supreme being, or the 'correct' way to worship said being is less threatening to believers than having to debate the very idea that there is such a supreme being. Hence, atheism draws animosity from believers that is different both in kind and degree from intramural fighting between believers.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#4 Jan 17, 2014
Amused wrote:
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Well, it helps in the sense that belief in any deity helps buttress the mutual delusion that the idea of a deity isn't absurd. A non-believer openly challenges that core belief in a way a believer in a deity different from the majority does not. A debate about the correct name for the supreme being, or the 'correct' way to worship said being is less threatening to believers than having to debate the very idea that there is such a supreme being. Hence, atheism draws animosity from believers that is different both in kind and degree from intramural fighting between believers.
Exactly. Good observation, A.

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