“When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong – faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late.”
We are proud to announce that the South African Secular Society is now registered as a non-profit organisation in South Africa. This accomplishment has been ongoing work for the leadership team here at SASS, and we are thrilled to announce this next step in our budding organisation.
Atheist? Strong or weak atheist? Old or New Atheist? Agnostic? How about Secular? Freethinker? Skeptic? Humanist? Anti-theist? There’s plenty to choose from…
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What are the lesson we can learn from Brexit and Trump. How could the liberal establishment get it so wrong. How can the modern world want to revert back to the primitive, stupid, racist, xenophobic, and irrational world that we worked so hard to escape from?read more
OGOD Presentation – Legal Case about Religion in Schools in South Africa (Hans Pietersen, Johannesburg)
A presentation about the legal case regarding the place of religion in public schools in South Africa. The talk was presented by Hans Pietersen from OGOD (Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie) who has been involved with the case since 2008.read more
I first got to know Teresa when she was Director of the Hotline Project at Recovering from Religion. Founded by author and psychologist Darrel Ray, Recovering from Religion is a US organisation that helps people who are leaving religion. One of their projects involves...read more
My name is James. And I am a devoted Christian. And this will be the first story of my crazy adventures. The first story I will tell is of when I wanted to marry my then girlfriend. Her name is Mary.read more
Secularism is the principle of the separation of government institutions and persons mandated to represent the state from religious institutions and religious dignitaries. In a country where 85% of people are Christian, why shouldn't we have Christian prayers in...read more
With honour killings going across all forms of religions, nationalities and cultures, we cannot assign this horrible act to a certain group of people. But what seems to be the trend, is that it usually is the male that disagrees with the female’s actions or believes which then makes the female the victim.read more
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