Saturday, January 21, 2012

An Atheist Beaten, Jailed and Now Being Erased

Alexander An, 31 years old, an Indonesian civil servant, was born a Muslim but on his facebook page he recently wrote "God does not exists". He was attacked and beaten by an angry mob in his home town of Pulau Punjung, a small island and remote. He has been arrested. He could face serious jail time for free thought. His facebook posts no longer appear. The religious are erasing him. For those of us in America who see the religious are demanding God and country....well, this is certainly a lesson. Religious history playing out in front of us with the good fortune of being able to know of this through the internet. Otherwise we would never have heard of Alexander An and his incredible bravery. Could I living in such a country speak up?

The Telegraph writes:

Under the Indonesian criminal code blasphemy is defined as publicly expressing feelings or taking some action that spreads hatred, abuse or taints a religion in a way it would cause someone to disbelieve any of the country's six official religions.

They don't care what imaginary god you believe in but just as long as you believe in one of the six. And they greatly fear you might cause someone to think. The religious certainly froth at the mouth. They resent atheists so deeply they contradict themselves. You will hear them shout "Freedom of religion is not freedom from religion" and in the next breath they say "Atheism is a religion". They sure like to have their cake and eat it too. Logic does not and cannot matter when you believe in something that there is no evidence for. We can simply and plainly say God does not exist. Certainly His followers demonstrate He has made the heart and brain for nothing. Love and thought have been shown the door. They are empty words on the mouth of the religious. Don't believe them.

Telegraph.Co.UK article

The Telegraph also writes:
The man told police investigators that if God really exists and has absolute power, why didn't he prevent bad things from happening in this world.
And with that the religious did bad things to him. Irony?

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