Lebanon's atheists on losing their religion - BBC News

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Lebanon's atheists on losing their religion - BBC News 4

In a country where your faith defines you from birth, some are taking the rare step of removing their religious designation.

In Lebanon personal piety has declined some 43% over the past decade, indicating less than a quarter of the population now define themselves as religious.

The BBC spoke to two devout atheists in Lebanon about how they moved away from religion, in a country where doing so is considered taboo.

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I don't care whether you are an atheist, an agnostic, a theist, a pantheist, a deist, a polytheist, a monotheist, a panentheist, a misotheist, a ditheist or an animist. Just don't force your beliefs onto others. If they are interested in your beliefs, they will voluntarily listen to you, but just don't force your beliefs upon others when they are not interested. Doing otherwise might help you win their body, but not their heart.

Author — Nobody


May intellect free the Lebanese!I love his words!

Author — Dania Dessine


Atheist from Australia. Moral support to those who don't have it so easy.

Author — James Taylor


Are you deleting comments again BBC??? Naughty naughty

Author — AJ P


It took me 21 years to ask a question, but you are lucky to start to think at 10. Religion is one of the troublemakers in the modern world, and it sucks everyone. It talks about peace and urges its followers to do the opposite. Heaven, hell and life after death is a myth. Religion wants people to believe they preach and plays black magic to remain them under custody.

Author — Roshan Johny


Ex Muslims now agnostic atheist from Algeria. 3 years already

Author — BrutalProGamerz


It sounds very much like the west in the 17th century or the U.S. south today.

Author — Mark Green


his parents taught him that people drinking alocohol do bad things but he saw that they were not,

Author — steinadler Adler


Lebanese have always been free and open-minded, greetings from an Iraqi Atheist

Author — messiah


Support to my fellow atheists in the Middle East. It can’t be easy.

Author — Storm Hawk


I was once an hardline hindu, now I am an atheist. Thank you Christopher hitchens.

Author — Aravind


That's my Chemistry teacher
2aywa sir Salim!
Naja7et finals 2estez

Author — Charelle Gacha!


Truth, love and understanding between humans! Regardless of where you are from, and what you believe - the future of our children must be built with this, the roadmaps of the past were not written with the global perspective we have access to now. Time to talk and explore together. We have everything to gain, and a sky full of stars to reach.

Author — Markus Tanbeck


Good people. Smart too. Such a shame that the dude leaving Islam was threatened..typical though. Religion of peace..

Author — A.N.


My God this video brought so much happiness to me as a non-religious person from India who also believes in God. This video shows that believers like me, religious people like my mother, and atheists like these two gentlemen in the video can live peacefully and co-exist. We don't need to hate each other just because someone is religious while someone else is not. Long live Secularism. God bless these two people. God bless Lebanon. Love from India. God bless everyone.

Author — Deep Roy Choudhury


Ten years, I was atheist by the time I was eight and no one influenced me.

Author — Ibrahim zen


Well people see lots of hypocracy in religion that's why they becoming Athiest Agnotosts

Author — Hana K


This men is more logical and more scientific....keep it up bro

Author — diksha sonker


I hope you find peace, and love, and fulfillment. We're all the children of the stars.

Author — Ashley Horn


The great awakening. Things will get better in the Middle East once they let go of religions tight grip on everything.

Author — musicguy20