The road taken to atheism varies from person to person, mostly because the road taken is heavily dependent on a number of factors like circumstances, experiences and attitudes. While the reason for each individual to identify himself or herself as an atheist is likely to differ, there remain certain similarities that bring together atheists from across the world – similarities that reflect in the way these people choose to perceive life and express themselves in spite of their diverse backgrounds and varied pursuits.
Atheist Republic is one such conglomeration of individuals who regardless of their differences, agree upon one core idea – that it is perfectly alright to question conventional ideas and practices – whether they are related to complex issues like religion or the comparatively simpler issues like lifestyle choices. The team at Atheist Republic is truly cosmopolitan and secular with members from countries as far apart as the United States and Australia.
Contributions to the website pour in from people who not only live in different countries but also thrive in different cultures. To name a few places, Atheist Republic has freethinkers from Britain, Iran, Philippines, Canada, India, Pakistan, Germany and Ecuador. However, not all of these individuals were fortunate enough to be brought up as freethinkers and many of them actually spent their growing years in households that strongly believe in some religion or other, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism among others. Yet, they chose to break away from conformist religious practices and traditional lifestyle choices so they could ask questions and seek answers instead of blindly believing what had been taught to them.
And as they broke away from all of that, they managed to unite on Atheist Republic, a portal that values meaningful news and information, a portal that encourages each one of you to interrogate and debate. For those of you who wish to be part of the Atheist Republic team, you can look for a suitable position on our website. We welcome bloggers, journalists, editors, social media managers, graphic designers, Drupal developers, strategists, SEO directors, YouTube video producers and podcast producers. If you believe you have something valuable to offer us, please feel free to fill in your details.
Armin Navabi - Read Articles by Armin Navabi
Armin Navabi is a former Muslim from Iran and the founder of Atheist Republic, a non-profit organization with over one million fans and followers worldwide that is dedicated to offering a safe community for atheists around the world to share their ideas and meet like-minded individuals.
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Allie Jackson - Read Articles by Allie Jackson
I'm Allie Jackson, the co-founder of Atheist Republic. I joined Atheist Republic many years ago, seeking other people who shared similar interests as mine. I found a wonderful group of strangers in Atheist Republic, who turned into great friends and now I see them as my family. I wanted to help others who needed to know they weren't alone, and give the world a view into atheism as to squash the stigma of atheism being negative. We are ever growing and constantly thinking of new ways to not only be a platform for atheists to share their thoughts, but to actually help and inspire others. I can be reached always and anytime by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was raised in a conservative Catholic family, in the midst of a very liberal city. I left my faith around the age of 15, after I realized that I was bisexual and had attempted suicide, therefore earning myself two fast-passes to Hell and damnation. The decision was clear: cognitively suffer under the belief that I would be eternally tormented, or leave religion entirely and live free!
I'm excited to support Atheist Republic in our future endeavors of providing community to atheists around the world. I'm most passionate about promoting the value secularism around the world, and protecting those activists brave enough to undertake this fight under the most dangerous of conditions.
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