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Secular World – November 2019

In this issue: President’s Letter Editorial The Day I lied for my Mom I Lost my Faith in Chick-fil-A Sponsored items Falun Gong exposed Poetry Page Applying Logic to the God Proposition Is Humanism entirely Negative? Our New Affiliate Islam in Turkey today AAI’s Freethinking Hero DOWNLOAD

Help Ahmad Harqan—Sign the Petition

Ahmad Harqan is a 36-year-old Egyptian on hunger strike. He is an ex-Muslim, atheist blogger who has been denied the right to leave Egypt despite the fact there is no court order restricting him and no legal reason he should be denied the right to travel. He has tried to leave the country three times since 2016 and was intercepted by security officials on each occasion and removed from the airport...

Another Victory for Our Greek Affiliate

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Thursday upheld a complaint from the Atheist Union of Greece (AUG) and two families that the Greek State violates two fundamental human rights in its process for exempting children from religious education classes. It held that the process violates the fundamental right to education and the fundamental right to freedom of thought, conscience and religi...

Atheist Union of Greece’s complaint upheld

Greece’s independent Data Protection Authority (HDPA) ruled that keeping records of, and demanding declaration of the religious views of students violate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU, the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights. HDPA said it is also illegal to record their nationality. The decision, made public on Wednesday Sept 4, 2019, follows complain...

Secular World – February 2019

In this issue: Editorial President’s Letter Eggs, Bunnies and Crosses? From Polytheism to Monotheism An Island Divided (Cyprus) I’m Disorder, you’re Entropy Things Theists Say From Courtney’s Archive Applying Logic to the God Proposition Religion / Conspiracy Theory The Kalaam Cosmological Argument About the Editor Escape from Faith AAI Hero threatened by Gunmen AAI’s...

Secular World – December 2018

In this issue: Editorial: Saturnalia President’s Letter: Let’s make 2019 our year! Brian Tully: Music and Mortality Science Lab: The Reason for the Season A Virgin Birth? Another Christmas Myth? Is ‘God’ Mr. Jorkins? Godless Mom: Courtney’s Column Things Theists Say Dr Richard Carrier: The Argument from Reason Neil Carter: Life in the BibleBelt Stephen Law: Templeton ...

Secular World – October 2018

In this issue: Editorial: Atheist Rights President’s Letter: Website and Campaigns Update John Richards: Quantifying Religious Affiliation Science Lab: Sex and gender Richard Carrier: The Argument from Consciousness Stephen Law: A poor Way to Engage with Atheists Conferences: New Zealand & Uganda Immensum A Gul: Does Islam Preach Jihad? Bryan Tully: Agnostics Creed ThingsTheists Say Ex-M...

Secular World – August 2018

In this issue: Editorial: Battling an Unconstitutional Worship Centre in Nigeria Leo Igwe: Conference in the Capital of Nigeria ‘Witch’ Children in Nigeria David Rand: Islamic Face Covering More Things Theists Say Richard Carrier: Applying Logic to the God Proposition ScienceLab: The Square Kilometer Array James Haught: Human progress: Leaving Religion Behind Jonathan E Kaiser: Escape ...

The Apprentice

Part 3: The Apprentice AAI’s work in Uganda and their billboard campaign in Guatemala, inspired me to think about how critical thinking skills could be promoted in my home country, India. These campaigns seemed brilliant to me because they happened in places where atheists could not even imagine having a voice before. For the past three years, I had attended the World Atheist Conference on the beh...

The Master

Part 2: The Master Professor Narendra Nayak hates superstitious beliefs. He has seen firsthand the harm they cause. More than that, he hates the poor being cheated by contemptible people who use the culture of superstition so prevalent in India to trick people into giving away money and possessions they cannot afford. An ordinary person may feel distressed or angry about these shenanigans, they ma...

The Program

Combatting India’s godmen Part I: The Program Almost 1 in 5 of the people on the planet live in India. India is a land one third the size of the USA but with almost four and a half times more people and one-seventh of the USA’s national income (GDP). These figures place the USA 7th in the league table of GDP per capita and India a lowly 139th, just below Nigeria. You could say there are two ...

Secular World Magazine – Spring 2018

In this issue: The New AAI World: Update on big changes at AAI. Things theists say (and get completely wrong). Richard Carrier: Applying Logic to the God Proposition. James A. Haught: Child abuse in the Catholic church. Stephen Law: What’s so great about the Sword of Reason? Andrew Copson: Religious Education in the UK. Peter Harrison: Religious education in New Zealand. Kevin Precious: From RE te...