Atheists of Great Britain and Ireland


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, 2016

UK Atheists Group


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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, 2016. 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 sinisterpictures on May 4, 2010 at 7:04am
@Talia I bet there's a few more of those to come out of the bluerinse work too.
Comment by sinisterpictures on May 4, 2010 at 3:36am
2010 or 1910, you decide!
Comment by Debbie Morris on April 1, 2010 at 5:02am

great article by Paul Sims in New Humanist Magazine on this very topic. Check it out.
Comment by Enlightened Observer on March 31, 2010 at 5:46pm
Another good reason for supporting the L Dems. Two party politics is a consequence of our first past the post system. Proportional representation will make governing less confrontational, force co-operation, long term goals and better representation.

However, when the time comes, we shall see.
Comment by Debbie Morris on March 31, 2010 at 7:36am
conservatives are planning to introduce more faith schools. At least Nick Clegg isn't planning on giving tax payers money to religious institutes nor turning the clock back to the victoriam era when welfare was distributed by charities and not the state and it's obvious that the Labour governments latest budget was all about electioneering instead of helping the people who are suffering the most from the recession. My nieces go to a Cof E school but they don't receive any religious instruction as such. Cameron is an elitest upper class twit who hasn't a clue what the vast majority of british citizens need from their government all his policies will reward those that are already well off. reducing inheritance tax, tax benefits for married couples and he would leave tax loopholes wide open. He has led a life of comfort surrounded and influenced by the same breed.

I would rather Labour stay than see the conservatives in power, but I don't see why the Lib Dems don't deserve to win. They've never been tested but I think they should be. I think it would be fantastic to break the two party cycle. It's pretty stupid when you think about it.
Comment by Enlightened Observer on March 31, 2010 at 7:21am
You are probably right Debbie. Nick Clegg has said he does not believe in a god but his wife is religious and they send their children to a faith school. I do not know about the others in the party. Labour and Conservative have a Humanist parliamentary group. I have yet to find one for the Lib Dems.
Comment by Debbie Morris on March 31, 2010 at 6:25am
Mick, Lib Dem.
Comment by mick keogh on March 27, 2010 at 4:49pm
How should an atheist cast thier vote in the coming genral election.
Comment by Christopher Wilton on February 20, 2010 at 8:31am
If any one is on facebook, could you please consider lending support to my new group; "Hospital Chaplains SHOULD Pay Their Own Way!!!"
I really want to make a noise about this and massive support on facebook has been known to catch the eye of the press. Please spread the word as wide as possible, it doesn't have to be restricted to the UK.

Comment by sinisterpictures on February 13, 2010 at 4:41am



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