I feel compelled to a big almighty rant here, just how poisonous does religion have to be until everyone realises that it is a force for evil? It always has been and always will be. An instrument of control over the mind and body of human beings.
For simply saying that you do not believe in god, literally uttering those words, does that really justify really having to lose your job and face up to five years in prison!? Just because you say you do not believe in the invisible man in the sky!? Can people just start to get real!?
Just because we are atheist, just because we do not submit to your dogma and ridiculous teachings does not mean that we then forgo our right to exist or forfit our basic human rights – freedom of speech and freedom to live our lives according to our own beliefs whether that be belief in god or not.
What, should we start putting people in jail and robbing away their own freedom to exist because they believe in a god!? How ridiculous and inherently EVIL that sounds! Now twist that round, how does it sound when I say that we should be putting people in prison because they are atheist? If you think that atheist people should be locked up then I am happy and honest to state that you are a hypocrite!
I am so angry when I read stories like these when atheists are being persecuted for believing in reason, common sense and science above religion and superstition. And lets not make any shortcuts here, this is PERSECUTION!
To the Indonesian government who is committing this travesty and endorsing this evil persecution towards atheism, release Alexander Aan immediately, without harm and without charges. Furthermore, allow him to keep his job should he wish to continue with that job position and let him and other atheists within your country live free without the threat of persecution, job loss and prison sentence looming over them!
To Alexander Aan, you may not be able to read this or even find this post or my blog. I do live on the other side of the world but I and the whole atheist community (from what I have read so far) are supporting you 100%. I am outraged at the treatment you are receiving from religious people who claim to love but really do not know ultimately how to show compassion and understanding. I am encouraged though to see the strength and courage you ultimately possessed when you chose to write those fateful words on Facebook. “Allah yoktur!”