Atheists are carving out a space in the Arab world’s narrowly defined religious landscape.

The Arab World’s Rebels Without a God

In Egypt and other Arab countries, the atheism taboo has been broken. Atheists are rebelling against the status quo and demanding to be seen and heard. Sometimes a film can change your life. This is exactly what happened to Alber Saber, but not in the way people usually mean. Little did the young activist suspect […]

Protest For A Secular Tunisia

Atheism in Tunisia: Diverse and Vibrant, Yet Still Taboo

The waiter, who had a remarkable number of piercings, put drops of flower water in our coffee before sprinkling some of the ambrosial-scented liquid on our hands as well. “My grandma used to do this for good luck and for its refreshing scent,’’ the waiter explained before he left. I was sitting in one of downtown Tunis’ […]

The rise of atheism in modern Kenya

The Rise of Atheism in Modern Kenya

In the deeply religious society that is Kenya, Ssemakula Mukiibi stands out like a sore thumb over his beliefs… or, more appropriately, lack thereof. The 45-year-old computer scientist says he does not believe in the existence of God, even though he would like to have a supernatural being to revere. He has gone through various […]

Mass Extinction

Geology Proves There Is No God

Geology diametrically opposes theism in one word: meteorites. Did a deity really go through all that trouble to meticulously plan billions of years of development specifically to have a few thousand years of existence for humans? John Williams explores outer space. Intelligent Design generally ascribes to the “anthropic principle”. The strong anthropic principle (SAP) states […]

So atheists are people too?

Progress in reaching common ground between what appear to be irreconcilable viewpoints often happens in slow increments. But our attention spans and fondness for hyperbole gets in the way of recognising this, and perhaps perpetuates unnecessary disagreement. Last week the Pope dared to suggest that atheists might find their way to heaven, or at least […]

Becoming an Atheist in Ethiopia.

On the odds of becoming an atheist in Ethiopia, defying blind faith and translating atheist publications in Amharic. By Ye’lshaday Teklu I have never been a victim of religious oppression, and I never spent much time explaining my religious views to people that have little patience to hear me out, but I was an extremely outspoken […]