What happened to the boy who pointed out that the emperor had no clothes?

You all know the tale (I hope), it is by Hans Christian Andersen. Two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, a small boy cries out, “But he isn’t wearing anything at all!”. … Read more

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

More on the Indonesian atheist jailed for saying “No God” on facebook

As I’m sure you are already aware, an Indonesian non-believer called Alexander Aan was sentenced to 2.5 years in jail for posting “God doesn’t exist” on his Facebook page apparently because under Indonesian law, not believing in God is illegal. Well, there is a nice article in the Christian Post about an effort to help … Read more