Hello my friends,
What do you think, do we have a future as Arab non-believers?
Although the freedom issue is much better in Jordan than most of Arab countries, as there are a big number of free thinkers -I myself know many- and we can clearly see that in the Arabic non-religious forums like: Ladeeenyon/El7ad.. etc, but that's all virtual.. non of this can be done on land.. we are not protected at all, anyone can simply sue us..
I am not demanding to operate atheistic meetings or sessions for criticizing religions or anything like that; for we are still far from it, but the least we can ask for, the right to choose our own thoughts and beliefs..
Socially, until the moment, most people I know (family, friends, work.. etc) are aware that I do not believe in the religions gods.. and I haven't faced any problem with that yet, but still I am risking a lot.. for example; I can be legally forced to divorce my wife, lose the custody of my own child.. or simply sent to jail for any reason.. that's a real big risk!!
My question again, do you think we have a hope to exist? especially when seeing the religious spread in our society and increase of extremists.. I am afraid it wont be easy for us.
During 2008, there have been at least 2 writers (Islam Samhan and one other.. I don't know his name) sent to jail for religious based crimes, (Samhan was later freed with a bail), but still our law can't guarantee us the simplest of rights, that it could even reach to our lives!
Hoping we could reach the day we can express our thoughts freely.
Glad to hear from you.