2 mn read As the Black Friday curtains rise, revealing a stage set for the annual shopping extravaganza, we invite you to pause for a moment. Imagine a world where your savings could transform lives, where your deals could deal hope to those in dire need. This Black Friday, consider extending a hand to those whose freedoms are […]
2 mn 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.
3 mn 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 […]
3 mn 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 […]
2 mn 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 […]
2 mn 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 […]
3 mn 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 […]
2 mn read Throughout history, people have always asked big questions about where we come from and why we are here. There have been two main ways to answer these questions: science and religion. Today, we are going to talk about why many people believe that the scientific explanation, specifically the theory of evolution, makes the most sense. […]
< 1 mn 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 […]
2 mn 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 […]
2 mn 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 […]
2 mn 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 […]
4 mn 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.
8 mn read It was the third day of protests in response to Mahsa Amini’s murder by Iranian police. Reading social media posts of that time, you could see that many activists are exciting people to join the nationwide protests. But as an atheist, what attracted my attention was the fact that some of them are explicitly suggesting […]
3 mn read As an asylum seeker, I have faced numerous obstacles in my journey to rebuild my life. One of the most significant challenges has been the lack of access to basic necessities, such as medical care, employment, and financial support. Unlike other EU nations like Germany, Georgia has yet to provide adequate support to asylum seekers, […]
4 mn 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.
< 1 mn read Friend of the Secular Underground Network Dolly did a wonderful interview with Russian YouTuber and refugee in Georgia, Zack the Russian. In it, both Dolly and Zack talk about how a country known for secularism during the Soviet era is now one of the most religious countries in the world. The first part of the […]
5 mn read My name is Dolly, and I am an ex-Muslim and a lesbian activist. I had to leave my home country, Egypt, to seek asylum in Tbilisi because my life was in danger. I was outed as a lesbian, and not only was I threatened by Islamists, but my Salafist family also posed a risk to […]
< 1 mn read In a recent episode of his show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the famous comedian, political commentator, and television host, Bill Maher, declared that atheists are the fastest-growing “religious group” in the United States. According to Maher, over one-third of the US population identifies as “none” when asked about their religious affiliation, and atheism is […]
2 mn read The bang of the blast was deafening. But the comments of the Taliban soldier standing at my bed in the hospital twisted the knife in my wounds. “I wish they were all killed,” pointing to me and my colleagues when I was reeling in pain. Greetings everyone! Thank you to all my friends and all […]