Can you be atheist in Indonesia?

Atheism, or irreligion in Indonesia, is uncommon among the country’s inhabitants, as there is a great stigma attached to being an atheist in Indonesia and it is widely condemned by the Indonesian people.

What percentage of Indonesia is atheist?

Yet in Indonesia we can hardly find even one prominent person who publicly identifies as atheist. (One is the comedian Coki Pardede). Ninety-nine percent of Indonesians say religion is ‘important’ in their lives. This is even more than in theocracies such as Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Where is being atheist illegal?

Atheists and religious skeptics can be executed in at least thirteen nations: Afghanistan, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Libya, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Does Indonesia have freedom of religion?

The Indonesian constitution provides some degree of freedom of religion. The government generally respects religious freedom for the six officially recognized religions (Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism) and/or folks religion. All religions have equal rights before the law.

Is Indonesia was a Hindu country?

Hinduism in Indonesia, as of the 2018 census, is practised by about 1.74% of the total population, and almost 87% of the population in Bali. Hinduism is one of the six official religions of Indonesia.

Official Census (2018)

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Province (2018 Cen.) Indonesia
Total 266,534,836
Hindus 4,646,357
% Hindu 1.74%

What would an atheist swear on in court?

Whatever you want. The court doesn’t care whether you swear on a bible, swear on some other book, swear on nothing at all, or simply affirm that you will tell the truth and are aware that you can be charged with perjury if you lie.

Who is the most famous atheist?

Lists of atheists

  • Mikhail Bakunin.
  • Jean Baudrillard.
  • Albert Camus.
  • Richard Dawkins.
  • Daniel Dennett.
  • Ludwig Feuerbach.
  • Sam Harris.
  • Christopher Hitchens.

What will be the largest religion in 2050?

And according to a 2012 Pew Research Center survey, within the next four decades, Christians will remain the world’s largest religion; if current trends continue, by 2050 the number of Christians will reach 2.9 billion (or 31.4%).

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