Scary news coming out of Indonesia:
An Indonesian man who said that God did not exist in a posting on a Facebook page for atheists could face jail.
Civil servant Alexander Aan, 31, is now in protective police custody after he was attacked by an angry mob earlier this week.
He may also lose his job over his posting on the social networking site.
The Facebook group, which is still up and running, is called Ateis Minang (Minang Atheists). Aan’s words have been removed from the site as far as I can tell.
This is religious fundamentalism to the extreme: They can’t even handle an atheist saying to a group of other atheists that god doesn’t exist. Where are the religious moderates and the politicians during all of this? I haven’t heard any defense of Aan from any of them. You wonder why atrocities like these happen? Just look to all the people who have the power to create change but remain silent.