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 sacha on February 4, 2010 at 3:42pm
Unpleasant pheasant terrorises village

A sleepy Yorkshire village has fallen foul of a crazed pheasant. For more than a month the fearless bird has harassed residents and local dogs, and chased prams and cars...
Comment by sacha on January 23, 2010 at 5:03pm
ISO 3103

is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (commonly referred to as ISO), specifying a standardized method for brewing tea...
Comment by Andrew on January 6, 2010 at 6:15am
Any members in or near Hampshire? Hampshire Skeptics in the Pub will be having its first event on the 28th of January, in the Royal Oak pub, Winchester.

Rebecca Watson and Sid Rodrigues will be introducing the Skeptics in the pub concept, and then we have a special mystery guest (clue: they're a prominent UK science writer and skeptic).

Please come along if you can. More details here and here, or contact me through A|N
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on December 19, 2009 at 6:32pm
This is a reminder that one of the world’s greatest scientists, Isaac Newton, was born on 25th December 1642.
This year, 2009, marks the 367th anniversary of his birth.
Newton achieved his great scientific works against a background of disinterest by the church and general religious oppression in Western Europe.

Michael Shermer among others suggested that we honour Newton at this time of the year; and so we should—by word and by email. The result he called Newtonmass.

Because ‘mass’ implies church service and religious supplication, prostration and gullibilty, I prefer Newton-day, or Newtonday.

For a picture of Newton with a red-and-white hat see
http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2005/12/merry_newtonmas.html

Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical discoveries were wonders of their time, and have been helping the world along ever since.

Newton was certainly born on 25th December, and Jesus almost certainly was not. No-one knows when. The church picked on this day because it was already a popular time of the year to be celebrating and the church was out to suppress rustic pagan beliefs.

So let us offer a birthday-anniversary toast on the 25th in the memory of Sir Isaac Newton

and starting now at the beginning of Newtonweek

A HEARTY WISH TO ALL OF YOU FOR A MERRY NEWTONDAY.
Comment by sinisterpictures on December 15, 2009 at 2:41am
Ahhh handegg!, similar to rugby, another game played by gentlemen, and ladies too these days, but both with odd shaped balls,
Comment by sacha on December 15, 2009 at 2:32am

Comment by sacha on December 1, 2009 at 7:39pm
Comment by mick keogh on October 15, 2009 at 4:40pm
I live in Burnley and am right in the middle of this I have friends who are muslim and friends who are bnp I am just glad that we can mostly agree on the foot ball
Comment by mick keogh on October 15, 2009 at 4:25pm
Should we all join the bnp then vote in a coloured leader
Comment by mick keogh on October 11, 2009 at 10:55am
I have found my self in a bit of a dilemma I appose the BNP but i also appose sharia law in the uk. does any one else have misgivings about who you would support in the recant Manchester protest.
 
 
 

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