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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:40 AM

Bangladesh starlet apologises after 'atheist' comments

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/459247-bangladesh-starlet-apologises-after-atheist-comments

A Bangladeshi actress has been forced to apologise after remarks construed as admitting atheism in a country where people have been murdered for renouncing religion.

Safa Kabir, an actress and model who has appeared in top Bangladeshi television dramas, told a private radio station this week she did not believe in the afterlife.

"I donīt believe in life after death. Actually, I never believe in what I canīt see," she said, in comments that some took as a rejection of Muslim beliefs in heaven and hell.

The remarks caused a storm on social media, with footage of the interview going viral, and Kabir faced a torrent of criticism in the conservative Muslim country.

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Reply Bangladesh starlet apologises after 'atheist' comments (Original post)
trotsky Apr 2019 OP
Act_of_Reparation Apr 2019 #1
trotsky Apr 2019 #2
Act_of_Reparation Apr 2019 #6
Mariana Apr 2019 #3
Act_of_Reparation Apr 2019 #4
kiri Apr 2019 #7
MineralMan Apr 2019 #5
Iggo Apr 2019 #8

Response to trotsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:46 AM

1. One time a guy with an atheist bumper sticker cut me off in traffic.

I almost spilled coffee all over my lap. #CounterPoints

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:49 AM

2. Yeah and whatabout China, huh?

They've done bad things to people who are theists!

(And atheists, but of course we aren't supposed to talk about that because that destroys the myth that atheists are persecuting theists for the crime of being theists.)

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Response to trotsky (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:13 AM

6. I got food poisoning in Taiwan.

Gotta be fair and balanced to China.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:50 AM

3. Did that happen in Boston, by any chance?

We've been told atheists in Boston are particularly intolerant.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:54 AM

4. Yes, but...

...one time an atheist stepped on my foot in New York City. Gotta keep it fair and balanced for the folks in Boston.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:20 AM

7. Boston priest pale on meeting atheist

I was at an Interfaith dinner, and a UU minister(!) introduced me as an atheist. A priest next to me I had been chatting amicably with --became visibly pale, and within a few minutes got up and walked to the end of the table.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:12 AM

5. Hmm...some days an atheist can't say anything, you know...

without getting death threats. Thank goodness nothing like that ever happens here in the United States, where tolerance flows like water.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:16 PM

8. Religion.

It's the motherfucking best, ain't it?

Let's hear it!!!

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