The rise of atheism in Kenya

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Atheism is the rejection of belief that any deities exist. Many atheists think that their atheism is the product of rational thinking.
They use arguments such as “I don’t believe in God, I believe in science” to explain that evidence and logic, rather than supernatural belief and dogma, underpin their thinking. But just because you believe in evidence-based, scientific research which is subject to strict checks and procedures doesn’t mean that your mind works in the same way.

When you ask atheists about why they became atheists, they often point that when they realized that religion simply doesn’t make sense.

“There is no God and no Satan. Anybody saying there is God is lying. God is a creation of the Israelites who wrote the Bible. Have you ever asked yourself where God came from? Who created God?” according to the atheist.

Something is wrong with religion. People believe there is heaven and hell without thinking. This idea of God is wasting our time and that’s why we are advocating that focus should be on job creation, good environment, and other beneficial causes.

Unlike Christians, atheists believe that the Bible is more of a novel. They also have a church neither do they pray, according to them prayers does not work.

It is not a book of truth, but one full of fables and myths. The writing of the Bible is inspired by men and it has gone through a lot of editing, with some books being struck out.


It is barely 200 years in Africa and so, we should be the first to discard it and embrace science. Let’s embrace humanism, compassion, and secularism. Before the Bible, we had African ways of praying. We had a variation of gods, which we unfortunately rejected.

The story of Noah and the flood in the Bible did not happen. The story of creation is a lie. There was no Adam, no Eve and no Jesus or his purported miracles. This God they talk about murdered many people and allowed others to kill a multitude of people. Why?

Atheism is greatly stigmatized in Kenya, they are only 0.4%, sometimes back, the President and founder of Atheist society of Kenya Harrison Mumia set up one of the first atheist group but was denied the right to be recognized officially by the government.

“We have 300 registered members, out of which only six are women. We are pushing to have religious studies scrapped from the primary school curriculum” said Mumia.



“Churches, mosques, and clerics are enough to teach religion to the willing, but it is wrong to force children to study religion in school. We also want the removal of the word ‘God’ from our national anthem to make it inclusive. In addition, we are advocating for the banning of preaching in public vehicles”.


“On the issue of funding, we raise money through member contributions, the Atheist Alliance International and other humanist organizations”.

Will the atheist manage to convince people that there is no God?

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