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?
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The latest statistics on religious affiliations and observances from the General Household Survey, published by Statistics South Africa for 2015read more
This is a letter sent to The Times newspaper on 7 September 2016 by Rick Raubenheimer the a member of the South African Secular Society.read more
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