The Persecuted Apostate

Omar’s Insight:

My country is nominally a secular state with several recognised religions, although one predominates. There has recently been an upsurge in criticism of the current government administration, which has been blamed on a network of atheist bloggers (with, I hasten to add, no connection to myself). This has resulted in a proposal to outlaw atheism, and legislate that all citizens should subscribe to a nominated faith. Some time ago I ceased to believe, but now fear prosecution and imprisonment if I reveal the fact. Ecumenical Relativism has provided me with an alternative position to adopt, which demands equal status to the established religions whilst avoiding criticism or denial of them (in fact this is prohibited). So although it does not require belief in a god, it is distinct from atheism and should enable its equivocants to avoid persecution.