The Danger of Religion: Faith-based thinking is inherently dangerous, such as in thinking “everything happens for a reason”, says Alcuin (Rad Doherty) in our forum. Rad is an Atheism UK fully paid up member and forum moderator. He is also our most prolific forum contributor (with over 800 posts). Rad’s aim is to “undermine superstition in the UK” and he is a:
“Non-believer in favour of an inclusive, humanist (small h) society. One which values critical thinking and is based on secular principles such as ‘one law for all’, democracy and freedom of speech and expression.”
Alcuin concludes his July 22nd 2018 forum post “all superstitions are inherently harmful”:
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Atheism UK would like to raise awareness of the ‘Secular Therapy Project‘, which was created, to connect non-believers who need mental health care with professionals who are either non-believers themselves or are committed to providing secular, evidence-based care. It was created to do it as confidentially as possible. Continue reading “Secular Therapy Project”
A Church of England survey this week reveals the staggering extent of childhood indoctrination / socialisation* in Britain. The survey shows that nearly two-thirds of all British Christians become Christian when they were still toddlers at 0-4 years old. (1,2) Seventeen out of twenty Christians become Christian when children or teenagers, only one in twenty when adults.
* h/t Matt Sheard comment about socialisation 19/9/17.
Whilst half of Brits are Christian, four in ten don’t belong to any religious group. Almost six in ten of 19-24 year olds are non-religious.
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Headlines of the British Social Attitudes Survey (BSAS) for 2016 were released this week showing the growth of non-religious. (1) The media has covered them widely. Those responding ‘no-religion’ to the question on religious affiliation were 52.8% of the interviewees (weighting corrected). This is the highest figure reported by the BSAS since it started in 1983. The Scottish Social Attitudes Survey shows an even higher figure of 58% non-religious. (2)
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A Gallop poll indicates that 13%, more than 1 in 8 of the UK adult population, are ‘convinced atheists‘ (4). Most noteworthy, a further 53%, more than 1 in 2 adults, are non-religious. Only 30%, less than 1 in 3 of the UK adult population, are religious (1,3).
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J. H. McKenna said:
“there are 21 reasons why many smart people find God unconvincing:
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Matthew P. Turner wrote to Atheism UK in March 2017 asking
“Is there a name for the position that no meaningful debate can be conducted regarding ‘god’ because we lack a satisfactory definition of what ‘god’ even is?”
I replied suggesting ‘ignosticism‘.
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