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ACTIVISM EVENT - Speakers Corner, weekly

THIS IS A LAAG OWN EVENT, but organisers will likely not be present, hence it is being hosted informally by 'Brave Sir Robin' LAAGer, Brian! (Brain will not necessarily be able to be at EVERY weekly SC event himself either, but you can still arrange to meetup with other LAAGers who have RSVP'd)

Please note, since LAAG organisers may not be present,  if you wish to meet up with other members who have RSVP'd 'yes', you can arrange that yourselves in the 'comments' boxes below, or by emailing each other from 'members' in the top menu )

ABOUT THESE EVENTS

  • LAAG is having a series of activism events at SC throughout the summer. The next 'official' one is August 25th, whene we will have our own stand, banners etc. In the meantime, many LAAGers do go every week so these weekly listings are put here so that you can all arrange to meetup, if you wish to do so.

 

  • So many bystanders at our previous events have asked us to "please come back" so these outing to SC are great for making a peaceful, good-natured stand for reason/atheism.These events have been good fun and the public have been surprised to see reason/atheism/humanism/secularism represented. Previous activism events have been getting high fives from people passing by - leaving the devisiveness & fear to the religious, we'll spread joy and reason instead!

PURPOSE:

Apart from enjoying the cameraderie with fellow atheists, the purpose of our activism is to:

- Show the religious they can't say whatever dangerous, devisive and bigoted stuff they like, unchallenged. E.g. Should they be able to say "kill the infidels" (i.e all non muslims ) - and get away with it,  in this country (or indeed anywhere?) Once something has to be justified, obviously you can't be so gung-ho and it makes it just a little more difficult to recruit vulnerable people so easily perhaps?

- Show a voice for the the silent/apathetic majority (non religious people!); which will inevitably, in time, reach media and government.  Time and again we hear from politicians at rallies etc that secularists/atheists just don't show up or write-in. So let's start doing that ...or we'll have to stop complaining that our views are not reflected in society ;-)

- Showing latent atheists and secularists that actually, there are many many more of us than they realise...gives them confidence that they too can 'come out'! One never knows who hears something and it makes a difference. The ripple effect - you can't see it but it can work, er, miracles!

WE SUGGEST YOU WEAR REF T-SHIRTS (Red, for atheism), to show others our presence easily.

You can also print out leaflets (or personalise your own plain t-shirts  with permanent markers) - Stephen Yarde has suggested this site....below (http://www.richarddawkins.net/a...

It has short, unique phrases using the irony "MAKE SENSE"  e.g. "All evil in the world is because of a talking snake. Makes sense"

 

LEAFLETS (or notes to help with dealing with religious people):

You can find good quotes to use when speaking yourself, or for your own reference at : evilbible.com

Or see here for short/memorable ripostes!


TRAVEL:

See tfl.gov.uk for full details of any planned closures/disruptions.

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  • Brian

    The hamza tzortziswas there with his following of yes men, I tried to battle against him 40:1.....but they chanted
    "alla at the bar... alla at the bar", I shouted "We are all sheep" and they replied " alla at the bar"
    so I did a Sir Robin.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Brian

    Unexpectedly I have returned from France Its Sunday so I will be up a SC round one wearing a red tee shirt Hope to see someone there.

    August 18, 2013

  • Mark

    Sorry guys - looks like this will be a low show - if one or two more don't show - I'm on my own - Apologies for the pessimism & looking forward to next time.

    August 17, 2013

  • Georgi L.

    Brian, Mark and James, haven't seen all of you for a while - would be great to have you along for the group event at Speakers Corner on the 25th if you can make it :-)

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well I was there yesterday and after asking a question to the Christians about whether paedophile priests would be to heaven because they believed the Lord Jesus was their Saviour and the children they had abused, (reference my adopted children), would be going to hell because they had the intelligence to believe after that experience that there was no god got the answer. "Yes" those priests would be going to heaven.

    Then an Islamic guy joined in who condemned the Christians for backing paedophiles but the Christians then countered that Mohammed was a ........... Can't say it - I do not want to get killed.

    After that they were left arguing amongst themselves about which religion had the most paedohiles.

    Poor little disabled me slank away. No-one is going to be nasty to a poor little disabled lady now are they?!!

    Job done!

    Aren't I horrible! :-)

    Fiona

    1 · August 12, 2013

    • Georgi L.

      I see what you did there :-) This reminds me of: The jews say muslims are wrong, the muslims say the christians are wrong, the christians say the jews are wrong. Atheists say they're all right. (An oldie but a goody!)

      1 · August 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, it was not planned with me. It sort of just came out like my life does but I am glad it gave results.

      August 12, 2013

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