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12-08-2017, 04:09 AM
Bring It On!
Malaysia's atheists fearful following calls by a minister to ‘track them down’

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Quote:On Tuesday (Aug 8), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Shahidan Kassim said the government should track down atheists. “I suggest we track them down and identify each of them. After that, we have to bring them back to the right path,” he said. This is a religious country. We have Islam, we have other religions - Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism and Hinduism - there is no one without a religion."

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12-08-2017, 04:15 AM
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Wonder what they will think next? Yellow fish of Darwin so atheist scum can't pass for righteous citizens?

Fucking fascists.

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12-08-2017, 05:21 AM (This post was last modified: 12-08-2017 05:26 AM by sea_tiger.)
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(12-08-2017 04:09 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Malaysia's atheists fearful following calls by a minister to ‘track them down’

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Quote:On Tuesday (Aug 8), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Shahidan Kassim said the government should track down atheists. “I suggest we track them down and identify each of them. After that, we have to bring them back to the right path,” he said. This is a religious country. We have Islam, we have other religions - Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism and Hinduism - there is no one without a religion."

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I don't know about the sociopolitical environment there.You know it better.
They are not going to act on it or something along those lines.Right???Unsure
That would be half-witted.
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12-08-2017, 06:40 AM
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(12-08-2017 04:09 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Malaysia's atheists fearful following calls by a minister to ‘track them down’

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Quote:On Tuesday (Aug 8), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Shahidan Kassim said the government should track down atheists. “I suggest we track them down and identify each of them. After that, we have to bring them back to the right path,” he said. This is a religious country. We have Islam, we have other religions - Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism and Hinduism - there is no one without a religion."

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Lazy spiritual leaders with no fresh ideas looking for something provocative and attention-getting to spout, have said things like this since forever. Mostly it is their fantasy of an ideal world, not too well thought out, and in most countries there's zero chance of this actually being legal or overlooked. Most. Not all. I suspect it's becoming more common, though.

I well remember various individuals in the pulpit railing in this way against imagined enemies and the forces of evil. At the time I didn't think of it as the hate speech that it is. It was that normal and accepted. But part of why I wasn't uncomfortable / didn't have to confront it within myself was that there was no chance of it actually happening in the good ol' U S of A. I did not understand how it could become a reality one day.
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12-08-2017, 06:45 AM
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(12-08-2017 06:40 AM)mordant Wrote:  I did not understand how it could become a reality one day.

I think a lot of people don't realise how easily the world can change. Especially for some social convention like freedom of religion. I mean, what the fuck even is that?

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12-08-2017, 06:55 AM (This post was last modified: 12-08-2017 07:48 AM by Cosmo.)
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Yikes. To all the atheists across the ocean from me, stay safe.

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12-08-2017, 09:17 AM
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It's code for "Open season on atheists. Murder one and the government will look the other way."
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12-08-2017, 09:20 AM
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(12-08-2017 09:17 AM)jerry mcmasters Wrote:  It's code for "Open season on atheists. Murder one and the government will look the other way."

Yep. And I sometimes think it could happen here too.

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12-08-2017, 09:03 PM
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(12-08-2017 05:21 AM)sea_tiger Wrote:  ...
I don't know about the sociopolitical environment there. You know it better.
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Pretty much the same as everywhere...

"The town": educated, employed in the knowledge economy, science-based wisdom, tech-enabled and tolerant of diversity.

"The farm": mis-educated, living off the land, from the sea and tourism (idyllic beaches etc.) superstition-based wisdom, tech-afraid and tolerant of assimilation (only).

(12-08-2017 05:21 AM)sea_tiger Wrote:  ...
They are not going to act on it or something along those lines. Right??? Unsure
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Fortunately we don't have a Fox News as a magnifier but we'll wait and see what happens on social media.

And I want my day in court, dagnammit!

(12-08-2017 09:17 AM)jerry mcmasters Wrote:  It's code for "Open season on atheists. Murder one and the government will look the other way."

Possible, but this isn't Bangladesh. It could be a test of the principle of non-separation i.e. church (mosque) subordinate to state.

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12-08-2017, 09:33 PM
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Still think being an atheist is cool?
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