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← India: atheism in the land of a thousand gods

thatgingerscouser's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by thatgingerscouser

I've met a surprising number of Ex-Hindu and Ex-Sikh atheists whilst travelling around India and none that I've met (so far) suffered anything like the trauma inflicted on Scientologists, Muslims, Baptists, Jehovah's Witnesses or Mormons who attempt to leave their brand of faith ie. none have been ostracised from their friends or families as a result of their disbelief.

Of course, this is totally anecdotal, but I feel a lot safer talking to people about my lack of faith in India than I do anywhere in the Middle East (or the Middle West of the USA).

All power to the Indian Atheists: they are India's best hope for building a fair, transparent and egalitarian country - because Vishnu knows it is none of those things at the moment.

Tue, 14 Jun 2011 05:28:20 UTC | #638263