How do you find out whether you are an atheist or not?
If you are a Christian, you will be required to wear a cross on your head or else you will not be allowed to join the temple or participate in rituals.
If you do not belong to a religion, you can be denied entry to a church or synagogue, and you will lose all of your benefits, such as pension and state pensions.
The Indian government has been trying to make atheism more acceptable.
But many people are still against it.
The Times of Indian, a news agency, asked people who were atheists, agnostics or otherwise unsure whether they were atheist, to explain their feelings and what they thought about the current atmosphere in India.
We asked them if they believed in god.
We also asked them whether they believed that people should be punished for not believing in god and whether they would accept being labeled an atheist.
Some said they would not.
Others said they did not want to.
But the majority of the people who answered the question said they were not atheists.
Amit, an atheist and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala, said: “There are so many things that need to be clarified, including what it means to be an atheist, what is atheism?
And why people are calling it an ‘atheism bill’.
It is a government bill that seeks to restrict our rights.”
Mukesh, an agnostic and a resident of Bengaluru, said he was unsure if he would be a atheist.
He said that when he heard about the bill, he started looking into it.
He said that since his parents were Christians, he was not sure what to think.
“I do not believe in god, and I am not a Christian,” he said.
“But when I heard about it, I thought I should look into it more.
I do not feel that I am an atheist.”
The Hindu nationalist Bharatiyah Sangharsh Samiti (BSS), which has been pushing for the bill since 2014, has also come out in opposition.
It said the bill was not the “right” measure to be introduced.
“It is important that people are not misled or deceived, or that there is no conflict of interest in this legislation, since there are no ministers of state in the government and there are none from any religion,” BSS spokesperson Sanjay Joshi told The Times.
The RSS has long had a reputation for being anti-religious and anti-atheist.
But as the country has become more secular and secularism has taken hold in the country, the group has started to lose its anti-Christian bias.
A day after our conversation, BSS member Arvind Kumar told The Hindu that the bill has the backing of many Hindu leaders and that it was not an issue of discrimination.
“There are many Hindus who have come out against the bill and even some who have said they will not wear a skull cap in their homes.
But that is not the point.
What we want is that the government should be given the opportunity to show its face,” he told The Indian Express.