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Atheists ‘terrorists’ face death threats

Atheists ‘terrorists’ face death threats

Pictured above are a happy group of Turkish atheists enjoying a fraternal day out in the sun. It was taken before the authorities decided to equate non-believers with terrorism – and the Facebook page on which the photo first appeared has disappeared. Furthermore, the Turkish Atheism Association’s webpage can no longer be accessed in Turkey. […]

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Prophet Mohammed: ‘a dirty old humbug’

Prophet Mohammed: ‘a dirty old humbug’

‘An Indian Rationalist’ was the pen-name of National Secular Society treasurer Govind ‘Dev’ Deodhekar, who died in 1997. He wrote wrote extensively for the Freethinker, and this piece – originally entitled ‘Mohammed: His Critics and His Champions’ appeared in the January 1975 edition, below this introduction: Bradford Muslims recently demonstrated in protest against a reference […]

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Is God Real?

Is God Real?

In 2010, the US-based website Circle of Moms published an anguished question from a woman who begged advice on how to put her 15-year-old – who ‘gave his heart to the Lord when he was four’, but later reclaimed it – back in the arms of Jesus. Over 90 moms responded, suggesting fervent prayer might […]