Incase anyone is wondering, if this blog is still alive.
YES, YES IT STILL IS.
Recently I’ve joined the group on facebook Council of Ex-Muslims Singapore, since I’m an avid writer and social commentator and most importantly an Ex-Muslim Atheist they wanted me to write about events that have to do with religion and politics.
Here’s a piece I wrote when the Prime Minister tried to imply that a godless society faces a lot of problems as the communists found out.
The PM of Singapore has recently released a statement to the local news outlet and TIME expressing his belief that a “Godless Society would have many other problems, as the Communists found that out”.
We the Atheists, Agnostics and Freethinkers (including religious Ex Muslim Converts) at CEMS strongly disagree his statement of Godlessness being problematic, one only needs to look back in recent history where unrest arose because of religious belief whereas one would be hard pressed to find atrocities done in the name of Atheism.
To give you an example,
The communists in China who committed horrible acts did so in the name of Communist Ideology, not Atheism.
ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood committed theirs in the name of Islam.
The religiously charged persecution of Rohingya Muslims by radical Burmese Buddhists.
It doesn’t matter what your religious affiliation is but as a Politician and Leader of a Secular Country, your religious beliefs and politics should be worlds apart and stating something so outrageous as to imply people who live without the belief of a God are akin to Communists who have committed crimes against humanity is an egregious accusation and only serve to alienate Atheists, Agnostic and Freethinkers.
Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, please understand that what we are, as Atheists, Agnostics and Freethinkers only describes what we are not , and what defines us as who we are is our Humanist values, that all humans are entitled to the rights and freedoms bestowed to them as individual human beings, one of which being freedom from religion.
Regards, Council of Ex-Muslims Singapore
Which brings me to my next update notice.
I will be using this blog to also write about my experiences as a recently out Atheist and apostate of Islam, if you’re into that kind of stuff, Socio Political commentary and criticism of religion, stay tuned.