Lebanon's atheists on losing their religion - BBC News

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Lebanon's atheists on losing their religion - BBC News 4
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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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Atheist from Iraq/babil 🇮🇶✌🏻
The rate of atheism in Iraq reached 38% and the number is increasing 💪🏻

Author — Uchiha Marduk

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

Author — Storm Hawk

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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 — प्रशांत कुमार

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Black atheist here. A minority within a minority 🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️😭😭😭😭😭😂😂😂

Author — BrUh-1m-LaGGiNg

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

Author — James Taylor

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May intellect free the Lebanese!I love his words!

Author — Dania Dessine

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

Author — messiah

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Ex Muslims now agnostic atheist from Algeria. 3 years already

Author — BrutalProGamerz

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Are you deleting comments again BBC??? Naughty naughty

Author — John Nada

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Atheist lebanese here❤️🇱🇧🙌🏻..i was born an atheist LOL

Author — T.S. M.L

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

Author — Aravind

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I love and respect each an every atheists as a Muslim, I cant hate u for changing ur religion its ur life ur choice, true Muslims would accept who u are..

Author — Red velvet love

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

Author — Mark Green

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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

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Kerala Freethinkers Forum is is great community for freethinkers, and a lot of freethinkers in kerala because of this. Im a muslim born atheist from kerala

Author — faz

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An agnostic atheist
Man went from having an identity
It's like saying I'm a Muslim new
That's what he just said and none actually heard that xD

Author — tazno2

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Arab are so white
Too much actually more then me

Author — ttt ttt

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I was Catholic and Muslim I understand where they are coming from. That ex Muslim guy and his mother are good examples of how you can love your family while not believing in their fairytales. We once believed in those stories too so we understand

Author — Castlevaniac

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My intellect and knowledge finaly free this world from that desease called "religion". Its only a question of time until everyone is an atheist.

Author — IJN Tenryuu

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Atheist from India
Born as an hindu lived as an atheist will die as an atheist😁

Author — saurabh kolte