atheist solidarity

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Aman lover of love's picture
atheist solidarity

Am an African atheist and who is a hidden ex-Muslim. Even now when I am a high school junior in USA I still hide my perspective from my family and close Friends. I ghost all the time online and hide my identity and thoughts from those who I know. But even under this situation I still do my best to stop homophobia and all forms of hate that are very common among the so and so called African pages. The best way for me to get to combat African christian and Muslim bigots is by joining groups like free thoughts Uganda. I observed that there is not any sort of ideological support among-st each other. Even now am involved in free thoughts Uganda and still involved with other causes that are with in america. so my question is do you think they will ever be a global atheist solidarity

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watchman's picture
Personally I think the only

Personally I think the only thing you can hope to find a consensus on is that we all agree "there is/are no god/gods"...

We all utilise different debating tactics ,,, we all consider religions as "bad" for differing reasons and to differing degrees.

Also don't forget differing regions/areas will have differing problems to be resolved .... In the UK we have differing challenges to those in the US ,who in turn face different problems to those in South America ...etc, etc.

My understanding ,(limited though it may be ) is that in Sub -Saharan Africa ,atheists are part of a four cornered fight..... against christianity ,islam and the aboriginal tribal beliefs (animists & fetishists & the like).

So ,at present I'm afraid I can only see an Atheist Global Solidarity on the very broadest of fronts ...

...and perhaps that is exactly the way it should be.....

its going to take African Atheists to defeat African Theists...because they have the knowledge and tools to do the job properly.... (it would be pointless exposing ,say ,tribal "Bushmen" to someone like Dawkins and his ideas..... wrong tools for the job ... if you take my point)

Aman lover of love's picture
As much as i agree with you,

As much as i agree with you, Linda one of the famous gay rights and atheist activists said that the main stream libertarian atheists including her follow the philosophies of Richard Dawkin and other famous modern day atheists. For the most part aboriginal tribal beliefs are replaced by Islam and Christianity. Islam and Christianity make 90% of Uganda`s population because all schools have to teach either Islam or Christianity as part of their educational program.

The Pragmatic's picture
'Atheism' in it self, will

'Atheism' in it self, will almost by definition be a scattered group of individual thinkers. Since the only thing they have in common is a lack of belief.

I think that 'Secular Humanism' is the best bet for organised non-religious movements.

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