The motion: ‘This House Believes that Religion is a Force for Good’. Chris Street, President of Atheism UK opposed the motion of the Friday 29th November 2019 debate at Exeter University Debating Society.
or simply “Blasphemy Day”, is held each year on September 30th. It’s a day to show solidarity with those who challenge oppressive laws and social prohibitions against free expression, to support the right to challenge prevailing religious beliefs without fear of violence, arrest, or persecution.
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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.
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 here and work, be given a council flat and benefits, that these applicants would be at risk of imprisonment, death or both if they are sent them back home just because they can no longer make themselves follow a religion they believe to be a fantasy and cannot abide by the rules imposed by it.
Exeter University Debating Society has invited Atheism UK to their November 2018 debate. Chris Street, Atheism UK President will argue in favour of the motion: “This House would not tolerate religious fundamentalism”.