Saturday, October 19, 2013

atheism in Egypt

"There are scores of websites and social media pages now using the words atheist and atheism in Egypt, among them « Egyptian Atheists», «Atheists Without Borders», «Atheists Brotherhood», «atheists against religions», «Atheist and proud», « Egyptian Atheist», and «I am an atheist». The internet, together with the revolutionary mood, has encouraged more and more people to break the silence in this regard. The movement has even gone beyond the relative anonymity of the internet. Last February, one of the Cairo mosques hosted a debate between a group of atheists and Muslim clerics. Most of the participants on the atheist side were young people." (thanks Sultan)