Thought Crime: Alexander Aan beaten and jailed for not thinking correctly

Alexander Aan has been imprisoned for 30 months for posting “God doesn’t exist” on Facebook. This is described by Amnesty International as “a serious setback for freedom of expression in Indonesia,”. Tempted to think, “Oh, that is just about non-belief, but I’m a believer, so I’ll be OK”. Well, you might like to think again. There is … Read more Thought Crime: Alexander Aan beaten and jailed for not thinking correctly

Atheism – A Better Life : New York-based photographer putting together book of portraits of atheists

Chris, a New York-based photographer and filmmaker, has a fantastic idea that I truly love. He is putting together a book of photographic portraits of atheists as a direct challenge to the persistent myth that without some mythological supernatural entity, life is apparently pointless and that our lives are devoid of joy and happiness. Chris explains … I … Read more Atheism – A Better Life : New York-based photographer putting together book of portraits of atheists

Worrying developments for freedom of expression in the UK

Paula Kirby writes here about the manner in which valid criticism of utterly insane ideas is being silenced in the UK. She cites three recent examples that happened in the past week. This includes .. Rhys Morgan,  a 17 years old,  who received threats of expulsion from his school if he did not remove a … Read more Worrying developments for freedom of expression in the UK