Since time immemorial, humanity sought to find meaning, purpose and rationale for their existence and condition. Explanations shaped by forces of nature, superstition and exploited by power hungry overlords held sway over humanity for aeons. However, 2500 years ago, humankind experienced a profound transformation. Suddenly, there were new possibilities and, for the first time, rationality overruled superstition and mere belief Continue reading
It wasn’t until I got involved in helping a now dear friend and an ex-muslim, that I even learn’t of the horrors affecting people who chose to walk away from a religion, that was at best an accident of geographical birth. A lottery you may say of how you would be eventually treated when you “opted out”. It shook me to the core that in our so called progressive and modern society we would allow such atrocities. If you have read my “Atheophobia” blog you will be aware of some of the punishments being meted out as we speak! Mr Badawi who in less than a month will be given lashes monthly until his 1000 lashes have been given….
It also made me want to investigate the ” so called” punishments given to apostates from all faiths. Continue reading