Tulsi is an avatar of the Hindu Goddess of wealth Lakshmi and is represented by the tulsi plant, also known as “holy basil,” which is cultivated for use in many religious rituals. Here, Tulsi has managed to entrap the Prophet Muhammad in some of her basil plants. "Love-Jihad" is a conspiracy theory promulgated by far-right Hindu groups, which accuses Muslim men of perpetuating demographic change in India via converting Hindu women with deceitful marriages.
In Islam, Jinn (commonly known in the Western world as “genies”) are spirits made of smokeless fire. Some believe that when lustful jinns possess humans, they cause them to have too many lustful thoughts or engage in sexual activity that violates Islamic precepts. These lustful jinns may even have sex with humans as they sleep at night. However, this young woman was visited by a jinn one night, and she felt liberated by her experience with her new demonic lover, who helped free her from the spiritual sex shame she had internalized from religion.
Rukmini and Radha are both consorts of the Hindu God Krishna. While Krishna was distracted by his many other wives and girlfriends, the two of them decided to spend some fun quality time together.
Tamamo no Mae is one of the most powerful evil yōkai (a supernatural spirit) in Japanese folk legends. She is a magical nine-tailed fox, thousands of years old, with a great lust and thirst for power. Here she is seen using her shape-shifting powers to entrap another victim in her scheme to gain dominance and influence.
One year ago, on Sept. 3rd, 2020, Athiest Republic's founder Armin Navabi tweeted the statement, "Okay, I'm in love with Hinduism. I never knew you had sexy goddesses like these. Why would anyone pick any other religion?" along with a pin-up style illustration of the Hindu Goddess Kali. What was intended as a ploy to shake off the right-wing Hindu nationalist Armin had inadvertently attracted for his #DesecrateTheQuran campaign quickly escalated into the largest, most depraved and vitriolic backlash that many activists had seen in their entire careers. Despite the harassment, abuse, hacking attempts, legal complaints, and social media blocking orders, there was a silver lining to the "Sexy Kali Affair"; Atheist Republic's community and audience reached new heights, and the boost in financial support allowed us to bring back programming that had previously been affected by the pandemic. So let's celebrate the goddess who made much of what we do today possible!