“There is No Such Thing as Philosophy-Free Science. There is Only Science Whose Philosophical Baggage is Taken on Board Without Examination.” — Daniel Dennett (1942-2024)

[ 3 minutes to read ] Daniel Clement Dennett III, a towering figure in philosophy and cognitive science, who profoundly influenced our understanding of consciousness, religion, and free will, has passed away at the age of 82. This quotation encapsulates Dennett’s lifelong argument that all scientific inquiry is deeply interwoven with philosophical assumptions. His death marks the end of an era […]

If I Were God, Allah, or Yahweh, Tomorrow We’d Wake Up in a World Without…”

[ 3 minutes to read ] Imagine, if you will, stepping into the omnipotent shoes of God, Allah, or Yahweh. With a snap of divine fingers, you could reshape the world overnight. As the dawn breaks, humanity awakens not just to a new day, but to a new reality—a world meticulously edited to embody our deepest longings for peace, understanding, and […]

Blasphemy in Bangladesh – The story of Sagor

[ 3 minutes to read ] December 2023 – Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, there are governments and individuals in positions of power around the globe that threaten this right. One such way to threaten this freedom is through laws of blasphemy. It virtually silences anyone […]

Nigerian human rights activist to mark 25th anniversary of UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders

[ 2 minutes to read ] Nigerian activist Mariam Aliyu answered the UN’s call during her university years when she saw a little girl she could not ignore. “She was 12 years old, and I noticed she was limping,” she recalled. Using her medical skills, and days of earning the girl’s trust, she figured out that she had been sexually assaulted. So began a journey of advocating for girls and women.

Exploring the Foundations of Morality: Secular vs. Religious Perspectives

[ 3 minutes to read ] Exploring the Foundations of Morality: Secular vs. Religious Perspectives Morality, the compass of human behavior, guides us through the intricate maze of right and wrong. It shapes our decisions, influences our relationships, and underpins the values that define our society. Two primary perspectives have emerged in our quest to understand and practice morality: secular morality […]

Exploring the Ethics of Proselytism: Balancing Faith and Respect

[ 3 minutes to read ] Balancing Faith and Respect Proselytism, the act of attempting to convert others to one’s beliefs, can be a deeply divisive and controversial practice. It is a fundamental aspect of many religious and ideological movements, but its ethical implications have long been a subject of debate. This article aims to explore the ethics of proselytism, examining […]

State atheism as a preferable model? The 21st century is the century of religion!

[ 2 minutes to read ] Welcome to the 21st century! The age of science, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, sustainability, space exploration, social media – and now guess what – yes, religion. Christianity: Approximately 2.3 billion adherents Islam: Approximately 1.9 billion adherents (while the world’s population is projected to grow 32% in the coming decades, the number of Muslims is expected to […]

Voyagers of the Mind: Chronicles of Atheist Pioneers

[ 2 minutes to read ] As history unfurled, a courageous league of atheist thinkers bore the torch of enlightenment, championing reason and innovation in a world often overshadowed by the stifling darkness of religious dogma. This is their chronicle, a tribute to those pioneers who illuminated the path of progress, fostering freedom and knowledge against the repressive grasp of religious […]

Gods and Men: Unveiling the Thrilling Adventure of Our Invented Deities and Tales

[ 3 minutes to read ] In the grand theater of human history, the tale of religion stands as a riveting drama, filled with intrigue, borrowed plots, and vibrant characters crafted in the human imagination. Let’s embark on a journey that meanders through the curious lanes of history, unearthing the roller-coaster ride that is the creation and propagation of religion and […]

Save us! Afghan Atheists

[ < 1 minute to read ] I am an Afghan atheist who is currently living in Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban and probably many like me spend their days and nights here waiting for their death. Our life here is very difficult, every day there is fear that the Taliban will arrest us today or tomorrow, but the world […]

Atheism in Hollywood: How Celebrities Navigate Faith and Non-Belief

[ 2 minutes to read ] In the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, where image is everything, it’s not uncommon to find celebrities who openly express their religious beliefs. However, there’s a growing number of celebrities who identify as atheists, challenging the traditional norms of faith in the entertainment industry. This blog post explores how these celebrities navigate their non-belief in […]

China’s Human Rights Violations: Unveiling the Dark Realities of Concentration Camps and Mass Executions

[ 2 minutes to read ] China, a country known for its secular approach to governance, has come under intense scrutiny for its severe human rights violations. Despite being a predominantly non-religious state, it has been accused of perpetrating gross violations against its own citizens. This article aims to shed light on the disturbing realities of China’s concentration camps and alleged […]

Urgent: Will You Help Save the Last Beacon of Atheism in Kenya? Your Small Action Can Make a Huge Difference!

[ 2 minutes to read ] Dear fellow secularists, humanists, and atheists, We, at the Secular Underground Network, are reaching out to our global community, urging you to rally behind our friends at the Atheists Society in Kenya. They are currently fighting an uphill battle for their right to exist in a climate that often challenges secular viewpoints and seeks to […]

The Complex Relationship between the Church and African States: Balancing Political Power, Human Rights, and Secularism

[ 4 minutes to read ] The relationship between the church and African states has a long and complex history that dates back to the colonial era. During this time, European powers used Christianity as a tool of colonization, with missionaries playing a key role in spreading Christianity and Western values throughout Africa. The church was often complicit in the oppression and exploitation of Africans by colonial powers, with many missionaries promoting the idea of European superiority over Africans.

The persecution of atheists and ex-Muslims in the Middle East and its implications for human rights and freedom of thought.

[ 4 minutes to read ] The combination of stringent religious laws and conservative societal attitudes in many Middle Eastern countries have fostered an environment in which individuals who do not adhere to religious beliefs are often subject to discrimination, persecution, and prosecution. It is imperative for the global community to continue exerting pressure on Middle Eastern governments to uphold fundamental human rights such as freedom of expression and belief and ensure the safeguarding of non-believers’ liberties.