Articles

Honor Killings in Iran

A father stabbed his 16-year-old daughter many times in an honor killing in Iran. The murder of this teenage girl, whose identity was announced as Shakiba Bakhtiar, occurred on Sunday, July 4th, accor...

Christians Privileged by Australian Education Policy

Affiliate member, Rationalist Society of Australia (RSA), issued a press release regarding the Australian government’s multi-million-dollar funding of a chaplaincy program (National School Chaplaincy ...

Islamic Indoctrination in Iranian Schools

In certain societies, children are indoctrinated in religious values and beliefs and there is an effort to instill unshakeable truths such as God’s existence. Religion, in fact, has a major infl...

Asylum for Atheists & The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Many Atheist Support Network volunteers are in regular communication with ex-Muslims seeking freedom of conscience in secular societies. ASN volunteers, in addition to providing emotional support and ...

Ultra-Conservative Buddhists Support Myanmar Coup

All religions contain a spectrum of zealotry among their members, from the very liberal to the fiercely orthodox. The Buddhist monks in Myanmar are no different in this regard. Among the protestors, B...

The Foundations of Morality

Perhaps morality isn’t so complicated. Upon reflection, the foundations of morality are summed up in two simple sentences: I feel bad when I treat another poorly. I risk being treated poorly if ...

Two European Fights For Secular Education

By Fotis Frangopoulos, AAI Secretary/Treasurer; and Jason Sylvester (Diogenes of Mayberry), AAI Blog Manager Ireland In the past decade, Ireland has made incredible strides towards a more secular soci...

AAI Sri Lankan Affiliate Spokesman Receives Serious Death Threat

AAI NEWS: AAI Sri Lankan Affiliate Spokesman Receives Serious Death Threat from Islamist On the 26th of October at around midnight, Rishvin Ismath, spokesman, co-founder and former president of AAI’s ...

Is the Universe Indifferent?

In a discussion with a theist, I stated that one of the most basic observations we can make about the world, when looking at it objectively, is that there is no god protecting anyone. As far as we can...

The Erosion of Secular Democratic Values

There is a worrying trend: the erosion of democratic values in a number of supposedly secular countries around the world. In the United States, Christian Nationalists are in the throes of ecstatic rap...

Secular Principles of the American Founding Fathers

America’s liberties are under threat. American Christian nationalists want to establish a theocracy, one dogmatically guided just as those Islamic countries under sharia law. One of their central talk...

A Sunday School Story Not Fit For Children

This is going to be a break from the usual type of blog I write. Why? Well, the psychological effects religious indoctrination has on a child’s mind is something I take seriously. This is a pers...

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