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← India: atheism in the land of a thousand gods

Random Jerk's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by Random Jerk

I'm an Indian living in the US for the last 5 years. Never been very religious, and I picked up on Atheism in the last year or so. I'm going to back India shortly and am excited to take on religious dogma of my home country. Although it is difficult for an Atheist in Indian society, its surely not as repressive as some of the Islamic societies are. No one takes religion too literally, nor does society run on religious law. But, religion and its baggage of superstition does play an important role in India. The only thing that bothers me is being pulled into obnoxious rituals, that you need to do for all important events in life, just for the sake of society and relatives, even though you hate them.

Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:23:48 UTC | #637977