Jakarta Globe: Apakah Ateisme Diperbolehkan di Indonesia?

Berikut adalah artikel opini di Jakarta Globe yang menekankan bahwa ateisme tidak melanggar Pancasila. Artikel lengkapnya dapat dilihat di http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/archive/the-thinker-is-atheism-allowed/

Alexander Aan, a civil servant in Dharmasraya, West Sumatra, was beaten and charged with blasphemy after writing “God does not exist” on his Facebook page.

The response has ranged from condemnation by several international organizations to support by local citizens and the Indonesian Council of Ulema. Many people have invoked the first principle of Pancasila, the state ideology, to make the argument that atheism — and Alexander — have no place in Indonesia.

But is this really the case? Has atheism been banned by Pancasila since the dawn of the Indonesian state? Since the argument is based on the text of a legal document, let’s examine this question from a legal perspective.
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