An Afghan Atheist: On the Right to Asylum on Religious Ground II
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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#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...
As if that would help anything or anyone.
Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology
#2 Jan 16, 2014
Afghan atheist 'asylum seekers' = welfare sponging parasite
#3 Jan 17, 2014
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.
#4 Jan 17, 2014
Exactly. Good observation, A.
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