Rukunegara Says Malaysian Atheists & Buddhists Are Unpatriotic

Scott, over at BUUUUURRRRNING HOT, notes the five principles of Malaysia’s Rukunegara (National Principles) hold that Atheists, Agnostics and Buddhists are unpatriaotic:

They include (in english):

  • BELIEF IN GOD
  • LOYALTY TO KING AND COUNTRY
  • THE SUPREMACY OF THE CONSTITUTION
  • THE RULE OF LAW
  • COURTESY AND MORALITY

It was introduced after the May 13 1969 Incident to promote national unity. Particularly among schoolchildren who are forced to recite it at assemblies.

Unfortunately, it immediately makes anti-patriots out of some Malaysians with its first principle.

Via: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT

3 thoughts on “Rukunegara Says Malaysian Atheists & Buddhists Are Unpatriotic

  1. Christopher Sisk Post author

    @Scott Malthouse: Indeed. Though I’m with Richard Dawkins in thinking there are a lot more intelligent, godless people out there than are currently acknowledging it. We just need to stand up and not be afraid of what we don’t believe.

    @Scott: No problem. I had not heard of this until I saw your post. Excellent find and excellent blog. Keep up the good work.

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