SHOCKING! Kenyan Atheists Want Their Own Holiday
Atheists are people who believe God does not exist. Yes, you read that right.
So, now that group in Kenya is asking for a holiday.
You see, their argument is that Christians have Easter, Muslims have Ramadan, so they must have their own holiday.
The Atheists in Kenya Society (AIK) released a statement demanding for their own special national holiday one day before the recent Muslim holiday Eid-el-Kabir.
In a statement, the group demanded that the government declare February 17th as "Atheist Day" so that they could hold "godless parades" and celebrate the fact that there is no God.
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"Kenyans who do not believe in god or gods deserve a public holiday too," Atheists in Kenya Vice President Daisy Siongok said in the statement.
The argument is that "There is no shortage of religious holidays celebrated every year in Kenya. Christmas, Eid ul-Fitr, Diwali, Eid al-Adha, Easter, and Ramadan are just but a few. We deserve as much recognition as the other faiths."
The Vice President also revealed what would happen if this holiday is approved by Fred Matiang'i, Kenya's cabinet secretary for the interior ministry.
"We will use the occasion to show our lack of faith in gods, by holding godless parades in various countries and also to increase awareness about atheism in Kenya," Songok stated.
"We believe that this will promote freedom of religion as a human right in Kenya and a strategic national interest, in line with Article 27 of Kenya's Constitution."
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