ATHEISTS IN KENYA SOCIETY

Promoting the growth and interaction of atheists in Kenya.

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Atheists In Kenya Society was born of a deep commitment to promote science, skeptical inquiry and critical thinking in Kenya. The society was founded in 2013 by Harrison Mumia, Ssemakula Mukiibi, Zack Wanambwa, Elizabeth Gichimu, Brenda Chepkorir, Ellen Mical amongst others. Atheists In Kenya Society was registered persuant to the Societies Act, Cap 108 in February 17th, 2016. View our registration certificate

What is atheism?

Atheism is simply the lack of belief in a god or gods. That’s it! Atheism is not devil worship, it is not satanism. It is not scientology. Atheism is not illuminati. Atheists simply don’t believe in the supernatural ideas of gods, souls, angels and devils, the afterlife and miracles.

The dictionary definition of God is “a supernatural creator and overseer of the universe.” Included in this definition are all deities, goddesses and supernatural beings. Since the beginning of recorded history, which is defined by the invention of writing by the Sumerians around 6,000 years ago, historians have cataloged over 3700 supernatural beings, of which 2870 can be considered deities.

So next time someone tells you they believe in God, ask them “Which one? Zeus? Hades? Jupiter? Mars? Odin? Thor? Krishna? Vishnu? Ra?…” If they say “Just God. I only believe in the one God,” point out that they are nearly as atheistic as you. You don’t believe in 2,870 gods, and they don’t believe in 2,869.

How did gods come about?

There is a wide variety of reasons why people came up with gods. One of the earliest reasons might be the desire to explain the phenomena of nature. People did not know why the sun rises every day, and so they suspected that there must be someone who moves the sun. This thought gave rise to the fictitious entity of a god. Similarly, people did not know where rain comes from, and hence they assumed that there is a god of the rain. Indeed, some religions have different gods for different phenomena of nature.

For us, the most reasonable conclusions are the ones that have the best evidential support. The evidence in favor of God’s existence is too weak.

Why do majority of Kenyans believe in God?

Religion in Kenya has been deepened through iteration and habit. Children learn the belief from their early years on, and hand it on to the next generation. It is often also prohibited to question that belief in many Kenyan communities. Thus, most Kenyans are quasi brainwashed into the belief.

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What We Do

We stand for the building of a more humane society through an ethics based on humanistic ideals and values. We exist to promote the following objectives:

Science

We promote and practice the open, rational, and scientific examination of the universe and our place in it.

Skeptical Enquiry

We promote skeptical inquiry, critical investigation and the use of reason in examining controversial issues.

Community

Through our monthly meetings, we provide a community for atheists, humanists and free thinkers.

Morality

We advocate that ethics and morality be meaningfully based on rational and humanistic ideals and values.

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