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Pemikir Bebas

Wikipedia:Rain

Bayangkan soal ulangan/ujian seorang anak SD:

Pertanyaan: “Dari mana asal hujan?”
Jawaban: “Dari Tuhan. Tuhan yang ciptakan”
Pertanyaan: “Bagaimana proses terjadinya hujan?”
Jawaban: “Misteri Tuhan”

Kalau jawaban-jawaban tersebut tidak bisa dipakai untuk menjelaskan tentang munculnya hujan, mengapa itu bisa digunakan untuk menjawab misteri-misteri alam lainnya?

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Klik di sini!: Atheist Census

Ayo ikut berpartisipasi dalam #AtheistCensus, sensus penghitungan ateis dari seluruh dunia! 🙂

Kalau bingung Bahasa Inggrisnya bisa isi yg versi terjemahan Bahasa Indonesia di: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=en&tl=id&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.atheistcensus.com%2F

Jangan lupa isi email, klik tombol “Count Me In” dan klik link konfirmasi di email anda, agar data2 anda masuk hitungan. Bila ada pertanyaan atau kesulitan silahkan hubungi saya di karl@sea-atheists.org 🙂 Salam.

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December 16, 2012 · 10:38 am

Kumpulan Dokumenter Online Membahas tentang Agama, Sains, Skeptisisme & topik-topik lainnya

Bagi yg tertarik untuk nonton dokumenternya bisa melihat-lihat di http://documentarystorm.com/category/religion/atheism-religion/ Dari Dawkins, Dennett, Bill Maher, Derren Brown semua ada di situ. Berikut ini beberapa dokumenter menarik yang saya rekomendasikan:

1. Derren Brown: Miracles for Sale

http://documentarystorm.com/derren-brown-miracles-for-sale/

2. Religulous (Bill Maher)

http://documentarystorm.com/religulous/

3. Intelligent design on Trial: Mengenai evolusi dan intelligent design

http://documentarystorm.com/intelligent-design-on-trial/

4. The Atheism Tapes (Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett)

http://documentarystorm.com/the-atheism-tapes/

5. Faith School Menace (Richard Dawkins)

http://documentarystorm.com/faith-school-menace/

Kontak kami melalui “Contact Us” di atas bila kalian menemukan dokumenter lain yang menarik untuk ditonton atau diperdebatkan. Selamat menonton! 🙂

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Menghadiri “European Atheist Convention 2012” di Köln, Jerman

Pada tahun 2009 lalu untuk pertama kalinya keberadaan kaum tidak beragama di Indonesia mulai terdengar di dunia. Dua tahun setelahnya IA berkembang pesat dan mulai berafiliasi dengan beberapa organisasi dunia, salah satunya Atheist Alliance International (AAI). Pada tahun ini saya menghadiri konvensi internasional di Jerman dan bertemu dengan berbagai tokoh ateis, freethinker, humanis, aktivis HAM dari seluruh dunia, dan berbagi cerita tentang perkembangan intoleransi di Indonesia yang mengkhawatirkan. Berikut ini beberapa foto yang sempat saya ambil dan sedikit cerita dibalik tokoh-tokoh yg ada di foto:

1). Berbincang dengan Taslima Nasrin, penulis dan feminis terkenal dari Bangladesh yg mengkritik perlakuan Islam terhadap perempuan. Hasil karyanya menyebabkan dirinya mendapatkan berbagai ancaman mati dan tidak diperbolehkan kembali ke tanah airnya. Itu kalungnya harusnya dipakai oleh perempuan yg menikah untuk membawa rejeki bagi suaminya. Taslima sendiri tidak menikah, dia mengenakan kalung tsb sebagai bentuk protes, bahwa kalung itu bisa dikenakan sebagai simbol membawa rejeki bagi diri sendiri (diri perempuan yang memakainya).

2). Dengan Dan Barker, dia bersama dgn istrinya menjadi presiden dari FFRF (freedom from religion foundation), organisasi yg pasang iklan billboards tentang atheism, dan juga berjuang di pengadilan untuk kasus-kasus pro-sekularisme sampai tingkat Supreme Court di AS.

Yang di kanan adalah Leo Igwe, pahlawan besar di kalangan aktivis, aktivis Nigeria yg sempat kerja lama di IHEU, dan menyelamatkan banyak anak-anak di Afrika yg dituduh witchcraft (penyihir), dimana mereka diperkosa dan dibunuh karenanya. Leo sempat terancam fisik karena jasa-jasanya tersebut.

Perhatikan kaos INDONESIA BUKAN NEGARA AGAMA yg saya kenakan. Banyak orang asing penasaran dan menanyakan apa artinya 🙂

3). Ngopi dan bercerita dengan PZ Myers tentang Indonesia dan diskriminasi yang banyak terjadi di negara kita

4). Yang di tengah itu Annie Gaylor, istri Dan Barker dan co-president FFRF. Yang di kanan adalah Michael Nugent, aktivis, penulis buku, dan pimpinan Atheist Ireland, yg sedang menentang hukum anti-Blasphemy yg baru diterapkan di Irlandia

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IA di Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia

Bagi yg belum jangan lupa kunjungi halaman Facebook dan Twitter dari IA:

…dan penjelasan tentang IA juga ada di English Wikipedia di:
Untuk saran, kritik, pertanyaan silahkan tulis dan submit pesan di http://bit.ly/ocGWER
Untuk membaca pemberitaan di media tentang IA buka halaman ini: http://www.sea-atheists.org/indonesia
Salam dan sampai ketemu di facebook & twitter 🙂

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IA Gathering di Jakarta, Bandung dan Surabaya

September lalu IA mengadakan Gathering (temu member) di tiga kota: Jakarta (19 Sep), Bandung (23 Sep) dan Surabaya (30 Sep). Jumlah yg datang sekitar 40 – 50 orang di Jakarta, dan masing2 sekitar 10an orang di Bandung dan Surabaya.

IA Gathering Jakarta tersebut diliput di sebuah artikel bhs inggris di Jakarta Globe:

  • “Metro Madness: Therapy for the Godless”

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/lifeandtimes/metro-madness-therapy-for-the-godless/397890

Pada IA Gathering Jakarta tsb dibawakan sebuah presentasi tentang sejarah berdirinya IA, visi IA di masa depan, dan apa kegiatan yg kita lakukan sebagai komunitas. Transkrip dari presentasi tersebut ada di:

Salam,
Karl Karnadi

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Minister warned against regulating multimedia content

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/02/18/minister-warned-against-regulating-multimedia-content.html

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has warned Communications and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring against regulating multimedia contents, a plan that sparked strong protests among Internet users this week.

While Yudhoyono did not mention the minister’s name when he issued the warning during a Cabinet meeting here Thursday, he made it clear the warning was meant for Tifatul, who is currently visiting Europe.

The Communications and Information Ministry, which Tifatul heads, has reportedly drafted a ministerial regulation on multimedia content, a move many fear will threaten press freedom and the freedom of speech, despite its aim to “fight cyber crime” including child prostitution.

“I want to remind you all, members of the Indonesian United Cabinet, that if you plan to draft a government regulation or bill, you must first report to the President. After I approve it then you can start drafting the regulation,” Yudhoyono said as he opened the Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Office.

“Maybe there is a belief at this ministry questioning the freedom in the use of technology and its negative impacts on the community and students … but this is a sensitive issue. You can’t just draft such regulations,” he said.

The President said the public should be involved in the drafting of the regulation, and said the ministry should seriously consider the “urgency” and the “aim” of the regulation, as well as working out how it would be implemented.

He also made clear his position on the issue, saying he was not involved in the plan to issue the regulation, adding that perhaps Tifatul was not either.

The draft of the ministerial regulation is said to have only been discussed at the directorate general level, and apparently had not been approved by Tifatul.

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Press Freedom Watchdog Slams Multimedia Draft Regulation

Source: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/press-freedom-watchdog-slams-multimedia-draft-regulation/358718

The Alliance of Independent Journalists has slammed the Communication and Information Ministry’s draft regulation on multimedia content, stating that it threatened freedom of the press.

“If the draft was passed, the Indonesian press would face a new era of bans and censorship,” stated the alliance in a press release.

The alliance, known as AJI, stated that the draft’s principle was to ban all internet providers from distributing illegal content and to require them to filer and block illegal content such as pornography and other content which was considered to be “violating decency.”

“The definition of illegal content poses dangers to the press, because there are no definitions about pornography and it could cause multiple interpretations,” AJI chairman Nezar Patria said.

Nezar said that there was nothing in the draft stating that the regulation would not be applicable to the press, even though the draft was contradictory to the Press Law.

“The journalism code of ethics is the only content regulation for press be it print, internet or broadcast,” Nezar said.

Meanwhile, a researcher with Imparsial said that the draft showed that the ministry was heading in the direction of becoming a New Order era censorship board.

“I think the Communication and Information Ministry would be like the Information Ministry during the New Order era,” Al Araf told Metro TV.

He said that multimedia regulation must also consider the public domain.

“The government must apply extra caution regarding the public domain and they must have strong reasons to apply such censorship,” he added.

Imparsial noted that the ministry under Tifatul Sembiring had issued two controversial drafts — the wiretapping draft and the multimedia content.

“The drafts did not have clear orientations and the ministry has a huge authority in both drafts. This is very orthodox and conservative,” he said.

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Hard-Line Indonesian Muslims Seek Shariah End to HIV

Source: http://thejakartaglobe.com/home/hard-line-indonesian-muslims-seek-shariah-end-to-hiv/344407

Hundreds of hard-line Muslim protesters staged rallies in cities across the country on Sunday to urge the government to prevent the spread of HIV by implementing Islamic law.

Ahead of World AIDS Day on Tuesday, members of the group Hizbut Tahrir took to the streets in several major cities, including Jakarta, Solo, Yogyakarta and Makassar in South Sulawesi.

“We urge everybody to support the application of Shariah in an Islamic caliphate so that, God willing, all of us will be free from the threat of HIV/AIDS,” Hizbut Tahrir spokeswoman Febrianti Abassuni said in a statement.

In Jakarta, more than 200 female demonstrators urged the government to close down brothels and ban condoms, which they said encouraged “free sex and unhealthy behavior.”

One banner read: “Prostitutes, drug users and homosexuals are the agents of immorality.”

In Pekanbaru, Riau, hundreds of high school students joined a Hizbut Tahrir rally, marching along Jalan Sudirman with posters and banners asking the government to clamp down on the sex industry and drugs to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

The protesters said government efforts to counter the spread of the deadly virus did not address the root causes of the problem, which they said were the prevalence of casual sex and homosexuality.

“As a result, the number of HIV/AIDS cases in Indonesia has increased quite sharply, as much as sixfold in the last three years,” said Noveriyanti, the chairwoman of the Riau branch of Hizbut Tahrir.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, she added, as of June 2009 there were 17,699 cases of AIDS in the country.

“This situation makes us worry about the future of Indonesia,” she said, “because about 80 percent of the 298,000 people living with HIV/AIDS are in the 20 to 39 age group, so that this nation is in real danger of having a ‘lost generation.’ ”

The protesters called on Indonesians to be obedient to God in all things and asked Muslims to live according to Shariah.

They also demanded that programs providing free condoms for male and female prostitutes be ended and that the sex and pornography industries be closed down.

Around 270,000 Indonesians are estimated to be infected with HIV, and AIDS has claimed about 8,700 lives in a nation of 228 million people, according to the UNAIDS agency.

AFP, Antara

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Indonesia minister says immorality causes disasters

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8384827.stm

A government minister has blamed Indonesia’s recent string of natural disasters on people’s immorality.

Communication and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring said that there were many television programmes that destroyed morals.

Therefore, the minister said, natural disasters would continue to occur.

His comments came as he addressed a prayer meeting on Friday in Padang, Sumatra, which was hit by a powerful earthquake in late September.

He also hit out at rising decadence – proven, he said, by the availability of Indonesia-made pornographic DVDs in local markets – and called for tougher laws.

According to the Jakarta Globe, his comments sparked an angry reaction on the internet, particularly among those who followed him on social networking site Twitter.

Why focus on public immorality when there was so much within the government, one respondent reportedly asked.

More than 1,000 people died in the Padang earthquake, which toppled hundreds of buildings in and around the city.

Padang lies to the south of Aceh province, which was devastated in the December 2004 Asian tsunami.

Indonesia lies across a series of geological fault-lines and is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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