At the 7th August 2021 Atheism UK AGM, Chris Street retired from Atheism UK (AUK) Council after serving 10 years, seven years as President. Chris was introduced to AUK by (more…)
'The trend seems inexorable as the gradual but persistent march of 'nones' in Great Britain continues relentlessly apace year-on-year: in 2011 one in three people had 'No Religion', a decade…
On average the number of non-religious people in Britain has increased by a million each year in the last seven years, according to the Annual Population Survey from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released April 2019.
As a lawyer I strive to ... make full use of my legal toolkit to persuade the decision-maker that atheist asylum applicants are not making up their claims to stay…
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.
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).
What is Street Epistemology?
Epistemology is a branch of philosophy. It is concerned with the theory of knowledge (Wikipedia). The Street Epistemology (SE) method typically involves a 10-minute discussion. The discussion is between an SE practitioner (a Street Epistemologist) and someone who believes in God (or another supernatural belief). Initially, the religious person often gives several reasons for their belief in God. But the underlying reason usually comes down to ‘faith’. SE allows people to reflect on how they arrived at their deeply-held beliefs.
Atheism UK organised for David Silverman @MrAtheistPants, President of American Atheists to talk to Atheism UK @ConwayHall on Monday 24th July 2017. Alex J. O'Connor @CosmicSkeptic came to this meeting and…