Lebanon’s atheists on losing their religion

In a country where your faith defines you from birth, some are taking the rare step of removing their religious designation.

In Lebanon personal piety has declined some 43% over the past decade, indicating less than a quarter of the population now define themselves as religious. The survey for BBC News Arabic was conducted by Arab Barometer.

The BBC spoke to two devout atheists in Lebanon about how they moved away from religion, in a country where doing so is considered taboo.


Watch the video report at BBC News Channel