From ZDNet, a man is charged with atheism:
Atheism is a violation of Indonesian law under the founding principles of the country.
What struck me as really strange is the next part:
Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, recognises the right to practice six religions in total: Islam, Protestant, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhism and Confucianism. Atheism is, however, illegal.
Confucianism? As far as I can tell, it is almost atheist, in that it believes in no supernatural or theistic phenomena. It can and often is tied to ancestral worship, and throughout history Confucian adherents have persecuted Buddhist and Daoist followers, but it’s much different from the other religions on that list, and much closer to atheism or humanism. What little supernatural belief perfuses adherents to Confucianism is generally the result of traditional folk religions.
Of course, the last line is a great punchline:
Aan asked police investigators: if God really exists and has absolute power, why doesn’t God prevent bad things from happening in this world?
(via Benjamin Tseng)