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Forum for Atheists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines

Editor’s note: After months of trying to co-ordinate activities and build their numbers, atheists from Southeast Asia have managed to organize thanks to the internet. The latest project is a forum for atheists from Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. This forum can be found at:

http://www.sea-atheists.org/forum

SEA-Atheists.org is a safe haven for southeast asian non-believers. It is a form of cooperation of non-believers from (as for now) 4 countries: Phillipines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. We felt that we have similar problems in our countries: supernatural beliefs, strong influence of religion in governments or/and in our daily life, discrimination of non-believers in our predominantly religious country, etc. We want our freedom, and also we want to promote science education and rational thinking in our society.

The SEA-Atheists.org Forum is just the first step to achieve that. A website is underway.

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Links:

To learn more about the efforts of Indonesian atheists and their struggle to organize visit the report here.

To visit the Malaysian atheists community on facebook go here.

To visit the Indonesian atheists community on facebook go here.

To visit the Filipino atheists community on facebook go here.

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Karl Karnadi

3 Comments

  • Atheists and Gnostics are right in most of their thinking

    It has been common among religious believers to look with misgiving to atheists and Gnostics, and to think that they are mistaken; however, in many instances the opposite is the truth; some religious beliefs are not just irrelevant, but baseless. The “God” of main line traditions simply does not exist. I accepted the challenge of finding the One who may be recognized even by Gnostics and atheists: the Existence itself, “All-That-Is.” If something is there, that is God. Look at the book “Christianity Reformed From ist Roots – A life centered in God” (Amazon.com). I am confident that some of your friends will be relieved of the illusion, as I did myself.

    Jairo Mejia, M. Psych., Santa Clara University
    Retired Episcopal Priest
    Carmel Valley, California

    http://www.mbay.net/~jmejia/Grudzen.htm
    http://www.mbay.net/~jmejia/Churcher.htm

    • Having been deconverted, at least initially, by the writings of Shelby Spong, a liberal, I give high regard to liberal christian, and to liberalism in general. It is just that at some point in my life, I realized I have to stop playing around with the word “God”, “religion”, “believe”, etc.

      I can see how many people still have strong emotional connection with such words to just let it go, but I don’t have that connection.. at least not anymore. Now, I can live perfectly happy, free from all attachments to religion, seeing the world as it is.

      Of course, we would always be able to redefine “God”, redefine “believe” and “religion”, to be able to “believe in God and its existence”.. but why should we?.. Life gets much simpler if we just let it go and move on..

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