Tuesday, April 27, 2010

State of witchcraft....What do Ugandan Free thinker's say?

There was a story that appeared in one of our daily newspaper and it declared that Uganda is a state of witchcraft .I wanted to share with you this story from another reknowned thinker in Uganda.who tried replying to that publication. There was also another Ugandan who did comment on the same story here . I hope you have another reason now to rethink about the research done by Pew Research Centre

You can also read this  and finally,how can i forget to tell you about Free Thinkers NIGHT?

Freethought Kampala is going to have its usual monthly meeting at a bar/restaurant called "4 Points" in Centenary Park on THURSDAY the 29th of April, starting 6PM.

The topic this month is "Is Religion Necessary for Morality’?"


In Uganda, tell a religious person that you’re an atheist, and they’ll probably think one of two things about you (if not both). They’ll either think you’re a devil worshipper; or once you’ve made them understand that you don’t believe in any supernatural entities of any kind, they’ll conclude you must be a highly immoral person. ‘On what basis, then, besides religious laws, do you base your morality?’ believers will often ask the non-believer.

Indeed, most believers imagine that religion is necessary for morality. They think unless one believes in gods and their associated holy texts, one cannot have a good guide for morality.

It is believed that the details of things that ought to be done and ought not to be done are contained in religious texts, and that for one to be considered a moral person they would need to possess a good understanding of these guidelines prescribed in the preferred holy book of that culture, and be seen to adhere to them. Those that don’t subscribe to religious belief of any kind are thus viewed with suspicion.

Discussing this topic will provide us a good opportunity to show believers that atheists, agnostics and non-believers in general aren’t the evil people many believers imagine we are.

If you are an open minded person whose opinions are formed not by religious or cultural dogma but on the basis of science, logic, and reason and are interested in meeting like-minded individuals - you are WELCOME to join us at the meeting!

Freethought Kampala brings together Kampala’s non-religious people, such as freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, agnostics, humanists, and those with naturalistic world views.

Please keep time.

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