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Atheists around world suffer persecution, discrimination: report. (And Christians do not?)
Yahoo!News ^ | December 10, 2012 | Robert Evans

Posted on 12/10/2012 9:08:40 AM PST by Kaslin

GENEVA (Reuters) - Atheists and other religious skeptics suffer persecution or discrimination in many parts of the world and in at least seven nations can be executed if their beliefs become known, according to a report issued on Monday.

The study, from the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), showed that "unbelievers" in Islamic countries face the most severe - sometimes brutal - treatment at the hands of the state and adherents of the official religion.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: athiests

1 posted on 12/10/2012 9:08:43 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The devout evangelical militant atheists don’t want us to forget the names of their martyred saints.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 9:13:37 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: Kaslin

Complain to the muslims and see if they care.


3 posted on 12/10/2012 9:15:43 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin
Boy, that's a shame. Atheists are usually so kind to believers in countries where atheism is the official state religion.
4 posted on 12/10/2012 9:18:56 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Kaslin

Seems the militant atheists are taking a page from the gay’s book on turning your cause into a victim. They attack religion (mostly christian ones) and when we fight back they claim to be victims of oppression.

Nobody would know they were atheists until they scream and attack anything christian. Just as we wouldn’t know who was or wasn’t gay until they start pushing their lifestyle in our faces.

Lesson here is keep your private side to yourselves and you won’t have people telling you their private ideas. If you don’t want to hear my views then keep yours to yourself.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 9:23:41 AM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Kaslin

I spend more time worrying about the welfare of brown recluse spiders than I do that of atheists.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 9:27:40 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: Kaslin

Athiests are not persecuted; but they FEEL PERSECUTED by everyone. It is a complex. They need help.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 9:28:24 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Kaslin

Seriously trying to work up a tear.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 9:31:59 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Favorite pet; Sumatran Rat monkey.)
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To: Kaslin

I like to think of atheists as people who insult the prophet Mohammed...


9 posted on 12/10/2012 9:34:01 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Kaslin

My heart bleeds purple pee for the poor atheists.

In those seven nations they are crying about Christians can be executed for believing in God.

Well at least the Christians have somewhere to go after the execution.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 9:35:26 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Yeah, same here.

I remember years ago in grade school Sister Renae told me to pray for people like this - pray for people to convert to Jesus. This is what she told me when I was a little boy. Now I cannot seem to pull that lever no matter how hard I try.


11 posted on 12/10/2012 9:43:33 AM PST by lesko
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To: fattigermaster

Joseph Stalin, the Premier of the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1953, founded the League of Militant Atheists, whose chief aim was to propagate militant atheism and eradicate religion.


12 posted on 12/10/2012 9:52:27 AM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Kaslin

Since Atheism is clearly a religion, then it is incumbent on Christians to sue our government for any non religious public display in that it is establishing an exclusive state religion of Atheism. The symmetry of this argument should show the intent of our framers was not to exclude religion from the public square it was to insure that all voices would be heard in the square.


13 posted on 12/10/2012 10:01:15 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: txnativegop

Well, I can see their concern. After all, should they be killed, there’s nowhere for them to go - except hell I suppose.....


14 posted on 12/10/2012 10:08:34 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Kaslin
"According to its survey of some 60 countries, the seven where expression of atheist views or defection from the official religion can bring capital punishment are Afghanistan, Iran, Maldives, Mauritania, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Sudan."

Wellll, imagine that. LOL

15 posted on 12/10/2012 10:11:26 AM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: Kaslin

I always said “What if I am wrong?” Meeting St Peter with an aw S****.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 10:19:50 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: lesko

“to pray for people like this - pray for [atheist] people to convert to Jesus..... Now, I cannot seem to pull that lever no matter how hard I try.”

Why bother? Atheists are smarter than believers (just ask them). No one’s locking them out of the churches (unless they show up to protest). They killed many millions of believers. Atheists can take their Festivus pole & shove it up their Flying Spaghetti Monster for all I care.

They’ll find out soon enough who’s wrong.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 10:34:42 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: txnativegop

“Athiests are not persecuted; but they FEEL PERSECUTED by everyone. It is a complex. They need help.”

This could easily be:

[insert leftist oriented group] are not persecuted; but they FEEL PERSECUTED by everyone. It is a complex. They need help.

Some options

unions
gays
minorities
Etc.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 11:17:02 AM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: Tzimisce

“I like to think of atheists as people who insult the prophet Mohammed...”

Ahem...You mean the ALLEGED prophet Mohammed.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 12:27:45 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Kaslin

Having a hard time shedding a tear over this.

Wait...maybe...izzat a tear...?

Nope....never mind. Speck of something in me eye, that’s all.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 2:06:01 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: CriticalJ

I guess it is further evidence of what psychologists say about people: they believe that every person has some form of psychological malfunction.

Of course, that assumption raises the question about the definition of normal psychological makeup, but then what do I know?


21 posted on 12/10/2012 3:55:42 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: History Repeats

Your argument makes way too much sense for the average atheist or homosexualist activist to understand.


22 posted on 12/10/2012 4:54:05 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: snoringbear
After all, should they be killed, there’s nowhere for them to go - except hell I suppose.....

God, being in a very agreeable mood, decided that if you don't believe in Him, Heaven, or Hell, than you just return to the dust from which you came. You are no more, forever.

I can think of no greater punishment than to be denied eternal life.

Regards,
GtG

23 posted on 12/10/2012 5:11:01 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Kaslin

What are the soul-less self-animated blobs of flesh and bone looking for?

Somehow I do not recall atheists being offered to the lions anywhere.


24 posted on 12/10/2012 5:12:44 PM PST by bluecat6 ("All non-denial denials. They doubt our ancestry, but they don't say the story isn't accurate. ")
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To: Kaslin
and in at least seven nations can be executed if their beliefs become known

How many of these are MUSLIM nations that will EXECUTE their own citizens if they convert away from ISLAM to another religion (say Christianity or Judaism)?

Frickin' biased news item to spit in the faces of Christians during the Christmas season.

This was the cover story on the Houston alt-sex-ad weekly (owned by Village Voice Media's parent company) this week.

ATHEISM RISINGIN TEXAS

So which is it, Grinches?

25 posted on 12/10/2012 6:09:04 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Kaslin
Smiley - Violin
26 posted on 12/10/2012 6:49:05 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: txnativegop
Athiests are not persecuted; but they FEEL PERSECUTED

It's logical why this would happen; it's easier to turn feelings of guilt and fear outward onto others. When you feel an intolerable emotion inwardly, you turn it outward.
27 posted on 12/10/2012 9:01:10 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Kaslin

Yep, just remember all those Atheist churches burned to the ground...


28 posted on 12/10/2012 9:05:25 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Kaslin
Atheists and other religious skeptics suffer persecution or discrimination ..

Awwwwww..... that just breaks me up.

or not.

29 posted on 12/11/2012 4:30:41 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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