By Adi Chowdhury From the Catholic priest in China who can only stand by as government officials censor his lessons to fit convenient political agendas, to the Buddhists in Indonesia watching their temples going up in flames at the hands of local Islamists, to the young Muslim girl who has her hijab snatched away and… Continue reading It’s Ironic, But Only a Secular Democracy Can Ensure Genuine Religious Freedom for All
By Adi Chowdhury “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” This is a ubiquitous principle. I have no doubt in my mind that you have encountered this saying before, and have been actively encouraged to follow this principle throughout life and in the face of moral dilemmas. This principle is ingrained into the… Continue reading “Treat Others as You Would Like to Be Treated” Is Not Exclusively a Religious Mandate: It’s a Rational and Necessary Guide for Secular Humanists As Well.
By Adi Chowdhury They emerged from remote villages lurking silently within Bangladesh, but their talent refused to remain unheard. Their skills and potential struggled to escape the confines of their unenlightened societies, but their passion and dedication refused to be swept under the rug. Sexism and superstition littered their path to success, but they refused… Continue reading Abuse Instead of Applause for the Wonder Women of Bangladesh
By Adi Chowdhury Happy Birthday to Taslima Nasreen, a Bangladeshi icon of freethought and progressive activism, striving towards an image of the world very few can dare to imagine: a world devoid of superstition and prejudice, a world blooming instead with appreciation of reason and scientific reflection. Ms. Nasreen is a paragon of the ideals… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Taslima Nasreen: Feminist, Atheist, Rationalist, Activist, and Champion of Free Speech
By Adi Chowdhury India is no stranger to irreligion and humanism, and never genuinely has been. Through its vibrant history, the nation has been host to a plethora of notable freethinkers and skeptics, and has served as an enriched mausoleum of humanistic thinking and culture. In spite of its dismally low number of atheists, Indian skeptics… Continue reading Against Authoritarianism, For Democracy: Secular Humanism’s Crusades Against Civil Inequality in India
By Adi Chowdhury “When I became convinced that the universe is natural, that all the ghosts and gods are myths, there entered into my brain, into my soul, into every drop of my blood the sense, the feeling, the joy of freedom. The walls of my prison crumbled and fell. The dungeon was flooded with… Continue reading August 11 is Ingersoll Day, to Commemorate a Brilliant and Vibrant Secular Humanist: Robert Green Ingersoll!
By Adi Chowdhury The “Summer of Justice” event in Wichita, Kansas, has provided a home for the promulgation of an array of prejudiced, vitriolic claims, including assertions that women’s rights activism is a work of the devil. Following in the footsteps of his previous claims that push the limits of “deluded”, Bishop Otis Kenner of Louisiana declared that… Continue reading Louisiana Bishop: Satan is Staging a “Homosexual Invasion” of Earth to “Steal Christian Children”