My parents were not interested in religion; I picked up a little religious knowledge in school, but I have never felt a need for religion, though I am interested in…
JOIN Humanists International on 10th December 2020 at 3 pm for the launch of the ninth edition of the Freedom of Thought Report.
Since 2012 Humanists International has published the report to monitor the rights and treatment of humanists, atheists and non-religious people in every country in the world.
Belief in the supernatural is still alive and kicking, even among UK atheists who don’t believe in a god. A Research report (ref. 1) has revealed that only a third of UK atheists claim to completely reject supernatural beliefs such as life after death, astrology, and the existence of a universal life-force.(more…)
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”:
The Magical Spell of Faith
God’s SatNav for Britain
By Willem Sander van Boxtel
The first time I set eyes upon the glorious House of Lords chamber, in the summer of 2013, I was an ignorant tourist in the UK. With blissful awe I gazed on the golden decorations, the wooden benches, the leather seats, the red armrests. The red armrests which only seemed to be added to one bench. But the question why did not race through my fifteen-year old mind. Only much, much later did I find out the Bishops were granted those seats. The Bishops? Yes, the Bishops.
Story taken from “The Thinking Atheist” podcast:
An Oklahoma children’s home happily accepted a $100 donation (given by Matt Wilbourne, a Muskogee (Oklamhoma) resident), until it realized that the money was given in the name of the Muskogee Atheist Community.