COMPULSORY Q (no membership if not answered): Pls describe yr position on religion/faith e.g. atheist, naturalist, 'agnostic', religious doubter, religious, OR any description that best describes you. (Not to label you, just to know group make-up)
Probably agnostic and anti-theist...but I think there's plenty of scope for my views to keep evolving as I learn more.
COMPULSORY Q: Why do you want to join? (if faith/religion bothers you, what aspects in particular? (Helps us tailor activities to your concerns (within our remit of "peacefully promote reason/atheism")). Pls write as much or as little as you like.
Lack of critical analysis; Inequality; Bigotry; Hypocrisy; Tribalism; Censorship; Apathy e.g. surrendering personal capacity to shape one's destiny.
(You're welcome as a social or even a silent member, & there's absolutely no pressure - but would you want to be involved (at some stage) in actively challenging faith in any way? Petitions, leafleting etc, or something else?
I'd prefer to listen, learn and debate privately - initially, at least.
If so, what kind of issues are most emotive for you? What kind of activism do you prefer - humourous/cheeky or more direct? Any other ideas you'd like to share at the moment?
I think both - humour is great for showcasing the absurdity of religion but there is also a need for direct, reasoned deconstructions and challenges on topical issues.
I'm a 31 year old Finance professional of Pakistani heritage, living and working in London.