Atheism making space in Saudi Arabia

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God tells in Qur’an, ” … Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error …” [2:256]

is Islam’s unambiguous affirmation of freedom of faith, which also
applies to changing of faith. The Qur’an illuminates before the humanity
the two highways [90:10], one of which leads to salvation. Islam is an
invitation to the highway toward salvation, but it is based on


role of the Prophet was to explain what it means.  To paraphrase his
quote, you cannot force anyone to believe what they don’t, it has to
come from within and if they can see the value in it.

The sad
part of religion, any religion be it Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism,
Buddhism or the others, a majority of the folks get it, some don’t.  No
one should trample on one’s freedom to eat, drink, wear, or believe what
he wants. There shall be no compulsion.

Indeed, Islam or any
religion thrives where there is freedom. Saudi Arabia can enforce their
extreme rules as the policy of their government but not as Islam. I
cannot call it repugnant, because in the United States we still have the
Death Penalty, and our Congressmen and Senators still make stupid
remarks about women. Had we not had the rule of law, or if we vote in
the conservatives by mistake, we can see them want to emulate Saudi
Arabia when it comes to LGTB, Women’s rights and other rights.

of speech, assembly and expression are the way to go, the governments
have to be righteous to feel secure. Indeed, I can safely conclude, 
freedom is directly proportional to how secure the government is, and
Saudi Government (Not Islamic) is not, will crumble within two decades.

Mike Ghouse
Center for Pluralism

Studies in
Social, religious, cultural, Gender, Political and work Place Pluralism.
Pluralism is neither a religion nor rule of law, it is merely our attitude of
“Respecting the otherness of others.” and accepting the God-given uniqueness of
each one of the 7.2 Billion of us.

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Atheism explodes in Saudi Arabia, despite state-enforced ban 
Worshippers outside of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (Credit: Associated Press)

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