We Get Responses…

Recently on our @AtheismUK Twitter feed we posted the following meme: OK, it is a bit of a silly meme, after all we don’t believe that there is a god…

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Atheism UK podcasts: No. 1

Here is the first in a new series of podcasts by Atheism UK:

What is an atheist? Do they have any morals? Atheism UK will be posting regular podcasts on a variety of topics, so look out for them here or on our YouTube channel. (more…)

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Collective worship in schools

Schools could be found in breach of failing to fulfil requirements for daily ‘collective worship’.

The Education Act (1944) requires all maintained schools to provide a daily act of collective worship. Many schools have allowed this requirement to gradually lapse as the UK becomes more secular. However this recent article in the Times Educational Supplement has raised the potential threat that schools could be investigated for not complying with the requirements cited in the Education Act (1944) to provide collective worship. (more…)

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Rock Singer Jon Steingard loses his faith

Unbelievable? hosted this discussion... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R9KGjxkz7E Atheism UK Council member John Richards also interviewed Jon Steingard in September 2020... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1VQkMIpulc&feature=youtu.be

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Shock Research: Most UK Atheists Believe in the Supernatural!

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.

Understanding Unbelief is a £2.3 million funded project by UK university sociologists, anthropologists and psychologists.
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Childhood indoctrination / socialisation of pre-school toddlers creates up to two-thirds of British Christians says survey

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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