Daily Archives: March 3, 2016

Machettes, fundamentalism and rationalism: what does history tell us? Video of Rafida Ahmed Bonya’s presentation at UC Riverside

Within the last year five Bangladeshis who have promoted rationalism and free thought, including authors, bloggers, and their publishers, have been brutally murdered for professing their views. Rafida Ahmed, herself savagely attacked as her husband was murdered, will reflect on issues associated with these murders within the wider context of history of free thinking and […]

The absence of religion is not a religion

From time to time religious people claim that atheism is a religion too . This is strange for – at least – two reasons. First of all; how can the absence of something be this very thing? How can the absence of religion be a religion? And, secondly, how come religious people take the right […]

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Razor’s Edge: A documentary on the current situation of the Bangladeshi atheist bloggers

Remembering you, Avijit

Today, on the eve of 26th February, the day Avijit was murdered last year by Islamists, the very thought that haunted me last year is haunting me again this year – why Avijt made that dreadful trip to Bangladesh, knowing full well that a death threat hangs on his neck. I am still longing for […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Avijit Roy, bangalee freethinker|0 Comments
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