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← The rise of atheism in Pakistan

helena!'s Avatar Jump to comment 8 by helena!

This really is Step 1 for anyone who is brought up from birth in a religion - to first be given the option of not believing. I see some common themes - like young and educated and access to the internet. Curiousity or wanting to defend certainly is the starting point also. I'd sure like to see a group like this form in Haiti but I don't see it happening if they don't have education or the internet. It's tragic billions poured into Pakistan and Haiti in foreign aid and you don't see any results for the betterment of the people.

Hazrat is very courageous and very smart for doing this and being anonymous. He is literally risking his life in a country oppressed by religious lunatics. I applaud him in his sincere efforts and wish him the best of luck.

HN: Right now most Pakistanis aren’t even aware that there is an option to not believe in God; they don’t question the existence of God and generally don’t believe that Atheists exist. What is more, according to a Gallup poll, 78 percent of Pakistanis believe that a person who leaves Islam should be killed. And finally, Pakistan has very strict blasphemy laws. If I get to change these three things in my life time, I would die a happy man.

Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:29:00 UTC | #906720