Some authors, such as Mayanthi Fernando, believe that there are two types of secularism: classical and new. I am mainly concerned with how these authors define the former. They say that it is “non-interventionist” or, at least, they contrast it with the latter which is “interventionist”. This is a view that I completely disagree with.
Freethought can be thought of as a philosophy, a way to approach the world. The beauty in freethinking lies in the fact that to be a freethinker you are not required to believe in or accept any particular claim or position or to feel one way or the other. All that is required is that
Freethought Lebanon organized a seminar entitled “Sexuality & Religion” on the 5th of August, 2016. The seminar invited prominent speakers Tommi Paalanen (Finland) and Faysal El Kaak (Lebanon) to address the topic of sexual ethics and rights in modern times. The talks touched on the correlation between religious canon and sexuality, and were followed by
Freethought Lebanon at the International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression: “Freethinkers stand for the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of expression and belief and freedom from fear and want. We believe in the universality and indivisibility of human rights. These rights flow from human reason and conscience.
Lebanon’s Grand Mufti has issued on Monday the 28th of January a fatwa whose sole aim is to decapitate one of the many marginalized rights the Lebanese citizens are missing. The fatwa came after the latest tactic the civil society adopted which included two couples attempting to register the first civil marriage on Lebanese soil