These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist

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These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:04 pm

These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist
the Journal (Ireland)

Synopsis:
USA not number one, but in the top ten.
The ten worst are all Muslim countries, Saudi Arabia the worst of all.

Top ten:
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Further analysis:
I'm guessing Belgium and Netherlands are on top only for atheists of non-Muslim background.
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Re: These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist

Post by xouper » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:13 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:04 pm
These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist
the Journal (Ireland)

Synopsis:
USA not number one, but in the top ten.
The ten worst are all Muslim countries, Saudi Arabia the worst of all.

Further analysis:
I'm guessing Belgium and Netherlands are on top only for atheists of non-Muslim background.
See the rest of the list here:
https://freethoughtreport.com/ranking-index-2018/

Canada is ranked 124 :o
UK is ranked 133

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Re: These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:32 am

xouper wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:13 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:04 pm
These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist
the Journal (Ireland)

Synopsis:
USA not number one, but in the top ten.
The ten worst are all Muslim countries, Saudi Arabia the worst of all.

Further analysis:
I'm guessing Belgium and Netherlands are on top only for atheists of non-Muslim background.
See the rest of the list here:
https://freethoughtreport.com/ranking-index-2018/

Canada is ranked 124 :o
UK is ranked 133
Japan meanwhile is ranked tied for 4th. 8)

I can't really think of anything specific to being an athiest that is a problem here.

https://freethoughtreport.com/countries ... sia/japan/

Canada for comparison:

https://freethoughtreport.com/countries ... ca/canada/

Specific issues cited for Canada:
Preferential treatment is given to a religion or religion in general
Legal or constitutional provisions exclude non-religious views from freedom of belief
State-funding of religious institutions or salaries, or discriminatory tax exemptions

There is state funding of at least some religious schools
Religious schools have powers to discriminate in admissions or employment

Discriminatory prominence is given to religious bodies, traditions or leaders
Religious groups control some public or social services

Criticism of religion is restricted in law or a de facto ‘blasphemy’ law is in effect
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Re: These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:27 am

The UK rank of 133 is pretty good for an officially Muslim country.

And yes they are. They enforce Muslim blasphemy laws.
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