Man in Saudi Arabia to be executed for being an Atheist.

By |2018-05-03T10:37:06-08:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News, Religion|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

When religion defines the law, there is no justice.

Courtesy of International Business Times:

A Saudi Arabian man who renounced Islam and made disparaging remarks about the prophet Muhammad has been sentenced to death.

Authorities became aware of Ahmad Al-Shamri in 2014 after he uploaded a series of videos reflecting his views on social media. He was subsequently arrested on charges of atheism and blasphemy, faced trial and was sentenced to death in February 2015.

Al-Shamri is reportedly in his early 20s and comes from the city of Hafar Al-Batin, located in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.

The defendant initially pleaded insanity, saying that he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he made the comments, Hala Dosari, an advisory board member of Human Rights Watch (HRW) told the Washington Post.

What a country. Where your only hope of not being executed for demonstrating your critical thinking skills, is to claim you were drunk or insane.

Unfortunately, that defense did not work and Al-Shamri will indeed be put to death.

I sometimes receive criticism for not focusing on the negative impact that Islam has around the world.

But to be honest, Islam does not typically interfere with life here in America.

Fundamentalist Christianity is the danger that I see here at home, and in many ways, it is far more worrisome than a Middle Eastern religion that is only practiced by approximately 1% of our population.

Having said that of course I think that ALL religion is problematic in that it numbs critical thinking skills and opens people up to manipulation by con men and hustlers.

You know, like Donald Trump.

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6 Comments

  1. Derek Smith May 3, 2018 at 3:43 am

    I assure you that certain people would like to exact the same punishment on atheists like me for merely existing.

  2. WA Skeptic May 3, 2018 at 5:38 am

    We often forget how fortunate we are to live in a country that is “supposed” to allow freedom of religious choice. Even after so many years of that supposed freedom, it’s sad how many have forgotten how badly religion has affected politics and life in general.

    Please teach Civics again; it’s imperative.

  3. Anonymous May 3, 2018 at 6:45 am

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/02/hobby-lobby-iraq-antiquities-return-565633

    “The Republic of Iraq has finally taken possession of thousands of ancient artifacts illegally shipped to the U.S. by Hobby Lobby in an international smuggling operation”
    “The roughly 3,800 artifacts returned to the nation include a collection of cuneiform tablets dating as far back as 2100 B.C., clay bullae (seals) formed as early as the late second century B.C., and a pair of cylinder seals — clay cones featuring royal inscriptions from the mid-third millennium B.C.”

  4. Anonymous May 3, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    OT?
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/03/faith-based-initiatives-trump-signs-order-national-day-prayer/577171002/

    “”This office will also help ensure that faith-based organizations have equal access to government funding and the equal right to exercise their deeply held beliefs,”

    Trump’s proclamation of a National Day of Prayer followed a tradition that goes back to 1952, when Congress asked President Harry Truman to “shall set aside and proclaim a suitable day each year, other than a Sunday, as a National Day of Prayer, on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation.””

  5. Anonymous May 3, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    666pence isis full of $HIT! ” “lost count of the number of times that the president has nudged me, or nudged another member of the cabinet and said ‘Let’s start this meeting with prayer.’””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/complete-utter-horsesht-internet-disbelief-pence-claims-trump-starts-cabinet-meetings-prayer/

    “The thing that amazes me about Mike Pence’s sycophancy is, he’s one guy Trump *can’t* fire and he still says patently hilarious things like this” ~ “Followed by, “LOL I’m just fucking with you. Where’re the hookers?”

    TWEET SWEETS^

  6. Clyde Baxley June 12, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    This is the absolute truth: The BIBLE is bull-shit, ALL RELIGIONS are frauds, ALL CLERGY are charlatan con-men/women, and ALL BELIEVERS are BRAIN-WASHED FOOLS. PROVE ME WRONG !

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