As freethinking sceptics and scientifically minded secularists we have no cause to believe in the supremacy of supernatural deities, nor the existence of spirits and ghouls, souls or an afterlife.
By extension, is not the notion of hereditary privilege and divine right - as embodied by the British monarchy - also anachronistic and absurd, in the extreme, in an country that claims to be a democracy?
Is it not the height of iniquity to expect the citizens of a nation to pay out of their own pockets to perverse a select (and unworthy) few, in regal splendour, in perpetuity?!
Is it not ridiculous that this unelected elite stands as advocate for religion in an increasingly secular state, preserving old historic enmities whilst introducing new ones?
Isn't it time Britain became a true democracy? Without this sycophantic recourse to antiquated notions of heredity?
As my preamble suggests I am very much in favour of abolishing the monarchy and all heredity forms of governance and would like to know whether this thought is common among atheists and non-theists.
I concede that it is perhaps not top priority for most us, as we campaign against religious privilege and pseudo-science taking a hold in Britain, but I would say it has to be acknowledged that this one piece nonsense has and will continue to have lasting effects on the prevalence of proper science and secularism in this country; and should be challenged wherever and whenever possible.