Militant Atheism

June 29, 2009
religion turns wrong into right

religion turns wrong into right

Nowhere in the world is atheism more suppressed on one hand, and urgently needed on the other than in the Middle East.

In the Muslim world, atheism is practically non-existent, atleast not openly. In the religious Muslim regimes, the very mentioning of the word will get you killed, as murdering those who leave the faith is a religious obligation. In the secular Arab dictatorships, while clerics do not run the state- atheism is considered a harsh social taboo, and there is never a shortage of theists eager to carry out Allah’s vengeance against an outspoken apostate.

In Israel, a delicate balance exists between believers in the Jewish god – those who blindly believe the land was divinely given to them and therefore they have a moral right to treat it’s non-Jewish residents however they please- and atheists of Jewish background. The latter is a group completely denying Jewish dogma, but fearing to collectively declare itself atheist- rather hiding behind the term “secular” in order to desperately hold on the it’s Jewish national roots. Outside of Israel, this group would quickly assimilate with western civilization, but in Israel- it serves a sole sane voice for dialogue and peaceful resolution.

As an atheist living in secular Israel, I see what little sanity is left of my country slipping into the hands of rival theists. I see soldiers of god committing actions that without religious justification, they would grab their heads in dismay and cry out against with all their breath. I see wrong twisted into right through scripture. I see the secular demography decline while both Jews and Muslims race for the democratic majority, feeding on growing poverty and ignorance which drives people to seek for otherworldly answers- and turns them against one another. I wonder what I fear more in 20 years, a Muslim caliphate or a Jewish one…

There is no doubt. Nowhere in the world is atheism more  urgently needed.

It’s time to stop fearing, and start acting.

Thanks to exchristian for the inspiring video


Irrational belief and Conflict

June 17, 2009

soldier of god

soldier of god

Since the dawn of religion, different gods around the world have supposedly been revealing themselves to different cultures, distributing contradicting texts containing “eternal truths”. In the case of the three major monotheistic religions, an all knowing all powerful “one true” god , supposedly appeared three times in front of three different individuals in the middle east – presenting them with an “eternal truth” – each version contradicting the other two.

As Omnipotent as this god is, he has trouble making up his mind – and taking into account the claim that god has complete knowledge of past present and future only makes matters worse.

Acting on blind, arbitrary and baseless faith, the three monotheistic religions are locked in eternal conflict over a tiny piece of real estate on which they insist has been chosen for them -and them alone, by the one true god.  Holding on to ancient texts supposedly written by the same diety, they act on contradicting commandments that lead them straight to conflict with one another.

One only has to ask himself- in case the monotheistic god is true: is this what he wants? why purposely give conflicting and contradictory commandments to different people? How different is it from shaking a jar of ants for the sadistic pleasure of watching them fight?


Promote Atheism In The Middle East

June 12, 2009

Territorial disputes throughout the world have come and gone. Erupting from countless reasons, most stemmed from on no more than suspicion and power hunger.

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But the current conflict in the middle-east, which has been raging for over a century, witnessing two world wars starting and ending, enemies turning into allies, still sees no end in sight.

The only reason- Religion.

On the one hand, a “Jewish” country, founded at first as a completely secular idea of establishing a democratic state for a persecuted nation- an idea hijacked by Jewish religious extremists in an effort to reinstate Jewish religious law, and rebuild the biblical kingdom.

On the other, the indigenous Arab population, denying any right of non-Muslims over lands considered “holy” (waqf lands) in their texts, refusing any compromise or goodwill towards a nation of Dhimmi – people stated as inferiors in Islamic belief.

A standard territorial conflict, not unlike many others, has become unsolvable because of religion. Each side, acting not on rationality, but on blind orders of “sacred” texts – is completely unable to compromise without betraying the religious code.

The mutual crimes carried out by both parties in the Middle East will undoubtedly take time to heal – but one can surely say that as long as religion remains the motivating factor behind the warring parties – there is no hope of peace.

Nowhere is Atheism more dearly needed than in the Middle East.