Atheists of Great Britain and Ireland

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Atheists of Great Britain and Ireland

For those wishing to discuss the desecularisation of services and politicisation of religion in the UK.

Location: UK
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Latest Activity: Jan 22

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Losing our religion: Most white UK adults are now faith-less

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden. Last reply by Loren Miller Jan 22. 1 Reply

Losing our religion: Most white UK adults are now faith-lessDaily Telegraph, London 19 Jan 2016 By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor Not having a religion is the “new norm”, says a study which found a majority of the UK’s white population do not indentify with a particular faith.Those classed as “nones” have also overtaken those describing themselves as Christians, according to the study by Prof Linda Woodhead, a leading authority on religion and society.The research included a YouGov poll, carried out last month, which recorded that 46% of the adult population now identify as not having a religion compared with 44% who say they follow Christianity.A series of polls commissioned by Prof Woodhead over recent years shows the “nones” apparently increasing rapidly—from 37% in 2013 to 42% in 2014 and 46% last year.The latest survey also shows those without religious affiliation just above half of white Britons for the first time.The proportion of people indicating no faith is rising…Continue

An atheist rational society run by a superstitious gang of fools.

Started by Gerald Payne. Last reply by Gerald Payne Dec 21, 2015. 2 Replies

The queen of England, and everywhere else, has deigned in her divinely inspired position as the head of Christian truth and unquestionable enlightenment, to explain to the ignorant masses the hallowed wisdom of believing everything your told. The queens speech is a national must listen for many people hypnotized by the crap dished out by Buckingham palace and the governmental gestapo. I've always had a soft spot for the queen but just lately I've come to realize what a piece of theological furniture she represents. The future has to be honest secularism or theological suicide. Lets hope it's the former rather than the latter.Continue

We wish a Merry Isaac Newtonmas to everyone, everywhere.

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden. Last reply by Gerald Payne Dec 21, 2015. 4 Replies

We wish a Merry Isaac Newtonmas to everyone, everywhere.We know to 100% accuracy that the great British scientist and mathematician was born on the day that the British knew as 25 December, whereas there is only a 1 in 365 chance that Jesus was.Let's spread the good news . . .  Continue

Tags: Isaac Newton, Newtonmas

Another letter to my MP required.

Started by Gerald Payne. Last reply by Dr. Terence Meaden Dec 12, 2015. 1 Reply

Good morning Ms.The UK, as everyone but the politicians seem to realize, is a secular society with only a very small proportion of actively religious people. Contrast this with a parliament where the ratio is reversed and one finds a total misbalance of worldviews regarding the governed and the governing. The secretary of state for Wales, Stephen Crabb, in his Wilberforce address to the Conservative Christian fellowship, exemplified the medieval mindset of politicians compared to the public in general.Blaming secularism for the radicalization of youngsters, who have been indoctrinated from birth in the idealization of a war god, is an example of the purblind nature of the religious psych.Describing the British people as ‘’a strain of hard edged secularism’’ makes one wonder what measures this paragon of virtue would like to take to ‘’re-educate’’ the ungodly masses in the country. Our not so distant past experiences of religious corrective methods should serve as a warning.Politicians…Continue

Tags: politics, Medieval

The oldest craze in town.

Started by Gerald Payne. Last reply by Gerald Payne Nov 30, 2015. 2 Replies

Brainwashed, indoctrinated, and gullible, the people of the world have been the thankful recipients of an ideology of superstition. Houses of worship have been built by the thousand at the cost of social welfare and infant mortality, driven by an organized mob of religious ascetics.The principles underpinning religious zealotry, piety and faith, have no meaning except in a religious context where the demands are outside any everyday virtue and are no more than an expression of submission. This idea of submission is the key to the psychological chaining of the mind to a form of holy masochism, wanting to take a bullet for Jesus and enslave oneself in some rapturous torment. That a million dollar industry is the upshot of this mesmerisation is food for thought.Without the Roman Empire to promulgate and stipulate the terms of the superstition Christianity would be just another mythology alongside the rest. Supernaturalism is a fictional, not a factual word. We don’t get supernatural…Continue

Tags: Brainlessness

"All pupils in non-faith schools must study atheism", judge rules

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden. Last reply by Dr. Terence Meaden Nov 26, 2015. 1 Reply

All non-faith schools will be forced to teach non-religious views following a landmark judgment by the High Court that ruled the Education Secretary unlawfully excluded atheism from a new GCSE. • Rowan Williams: teach about non-belief in school Religious Studies classesThe decision was met with fierce opposition by religious groups which argued "humanistic ideas already dominate the rest of the curriculum", while teachers warned a slow official response might risk wasting valuable teaching time and resources. The ruling was a victory for three families, supported by the British Humanist Association, who claimed Nicky Morgan had taken a "skewed" approach and was failing to reflect in schools the pluralistic nature of the UK. "[The Education Secretary] has made an error of law in her interpretation of the education statutes." The Judge Allowing their…Continue

Religious appeasement in the UK.

Started by Gerald Payne. Last reply by Dr. Terence Meaden Nov 14, 2015. 1 Reply

The murderous events in Paris are another eye-opener for the public and another blind eye to be turned for politicians. Religious violence is not a matter of terrorist organizations running amok; it has its genesis in the delusions propagated by the mainstream religions, or the moderates, as they like to be called.The fact is there wouldn’t be religious violence without religious organizations to inspire it, and there wouldn’t be deluded people without a deluded message being propagated. Once children are indoctrinated with medieval fantasies regarding reality they’re open to any illusion they’re minds take a fancy for, and if this results in pernicious intentions they haven’t the moral instinct to combat it. Everything comes down to a divine justification of their every action no matter how savage the deed.That this is the mind-set inspired by every religion on the planet is too hard to swallow for politicians with religious sympathies. Consequently they cloud the reality with verbal…Continue

Atheism UK

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden. Last reply by Dr. Terence Meaden Nov 14, 2015. 2 Replies

As the fight against religious dogma and indoctrination gains momentum, it has never been more important for atheists to show a united front. We already have the most powerful, rational arguments against religious faith and belief, but together, we can be even stronger to counter the unearned, undeserved power and privileges held by religious organizations.Atheism UK has two levels of membership – ‘Supporter’ and ‘Full Member’. We recommend that you first register as a ‘Supporter’ before progressing to the ‘Full Member’ option as this will enable immediate access to the web site facilities.As a Supporter of Atheism UK you can register for free to help us in our campaign work and add your voice to the growing atheist community. Clicking the link below will take you to an information page and then registration is simply a matter of entering a user name of your choice and a valid e-mail address.…Continue

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Comment by Roger Ivan Hart on September 9, 2008 at 6:43am


So now Sikhs and Hindus are accusing the BBC of bias towards Muslims. Be nice if they wanted all biases to be eradicated but, of course, they'll want as much of a bias towards them as other religions. It would be a first step towards the separation of church and state if the BBC could be separated from religion.
Comment by Barry de la Rosa on August 21, 2008 at 10:25am
Anyone else going to the Skeptics in the Pub?
Comment by Enlightened Observer on July 27, 2008 at 4:52am
Today, in the Sunday times Minette Marrin said:

“There must be no public recognition of religious associations as representatives of anything or anybody: not on campuses, not in student unions, not in government consultations or in parliament.

So-called religious community leaders, or umbrella groups of religious bodies, must of course be free to associate as they like in private, in a free country, but publicly they must be ignored. Publicly they must not teach or promote illegal prejudices. Forced into the private sphere, denied the oxygen of publicity, power and influence, highly politicised religious groups will wither on the vine. Perhaps, in that wonderful phrase of Yeats, they might even wither into truth.”

There is no need for me to add anything. I agree totally.
Comment by Fabio on July 26, 2008 at 2:55pm
Greetings everyone. Although I'm Italian and not a British citizen, I'm still going to spend nine months as an exchange student at Salford University starting in September, so I thought it might be a good idea to get to know the local reality a bit more. Any atheists from Greater Manchester and surrounding areas? ^^
Comment by Barry de la Rosa on July 26, 2008 at 9:54am
Just realised I could sign up for the RSS feed here. I'm afraid I'm not impressed by Ning's tools for keeping updated with The Nexus...
Comment by Andrew on July 17, 2008 at 4:02pm
Hey people, don't forget to join the group for European atheists as well!
 
 
 

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