“With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil – that takes religion.”
Instead of ensuring that justice prevails, the oath has, on the contrary, frequently had the opposite effect.
The struggle for the rights of unbelievers in South Africa is not yet over. Although their fortunes improved greatly with the adoption of the Constitution after 1994, the latest attempt by the Government to restrict free speech portends nothing good.
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“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…
In places like the Bible Belt, leaving religion is not easy. As a new atheist, you may lose friends, family, spouse, even your home. How can you handle it firmly, yet with love and reconciliation?
Religion provides a support structure for many. However, a sincere, honest appraisal leads the thinking person to conclude that there probably is no God. What then? What is the “new” nonbeliever to do? What are the options? Does atheism have an induction process? How can the new nonbeliever join her new culture, locate its support structures, connect with the like-minded?
BLOG VIDEOS PODCASTS BOOKS CONTACT DONATE BLOG VIDEOS PODCASTS BOOKS CONTACT DONATE Lately the South African press has been inundated with news stories about the so called doom pastor, a pastor that has been spraying doom, the insecticide in the faces of his...
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