Under Saudi Arabia’s strict religious laws, leaving Islam can be punishable by harsh prison sentences and corporeal punishment - and a 2014 string of royal decrees under the late King Abdullah re-defined atheists as terrorists, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
It is intended to recognise and encourage the promotion of Atheism and secularism, as well as international cooperation between atheist and secular organisations.
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During the early modern period, the term "atheist" was used as an insult and applied to a broad range of people, including those who held opposing theological beliefs, as well as those who had committed suicide, immoral or self-indulgent people, and even opponents of the belief in witchcraft.
Atheistic beliefs were seen as threatening to order and society by philosophers such as Thomas Aquinas.