In a country where religious warfare gets all the headlines, it’s rare to see people who are not religious banding together.
But that’s what a group of people are doing in Pakistan:
The Pakistani Atheists & Agnostics have a few key goals for their group:
First of all, we’ll mend the rusted image of faithless people among Pakistanis in general. In the past, Pakistani atheists have criticized Islam more for their hatred than to helping Muslims finding the big holes in their religion. Most Pakistanis think we are immature, biased and rude. It’s time that we show them the beauty of how things work in our faithless world.Secondly, we’ll aim at countering the unmistakable negative bias about Pakistan in the international media. We’ll tell them of things they never show about Pakistan, but which are an integral part of us. At the same time, we’ll help Pakistani Atheists, who have been caught in this international bias, fight their identity crisis and show them how Pakistan is part of their blood. Thirdly, we’ll try to interact with the Pakistani society at large and at the same time study their behavior and thinking patterns on scientific lines.
It takes courage to come out in countries like this, but they already have a number of powerful personal stories. Read through some of them if you can.
There are also a number of ways to support them. Let’s help groups like this thrive and spread.