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August 17, 2012

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)

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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.

It is outdated, embarrassing and dangerous. It stifles the human mind and spirit. Its tribal mentality is an ever-increasing hindrance in a globalised society. It prides itself on refusing to listen to new information. It is arrogant and self-serving. It deals with absolutes and claims to possess ultimate knowledge. It is a tragic waste of anybody's brief eyeblink of consciousness on Earth before our atoms are put back into the cosmic mixer, and it causes untold trouble along the way. Obviously I could go on. And on.

Where did you hear about us?

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(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?

Yes. I am currently in the early stages of developing a website and e-magazine which will celebrate the human mind - how it works, what it can achieve, the sense of wonder it can possess. An integral part of this will be to oppose that which diminishes or degrades the human mind... i.e. religion, superstition etc.

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?

See above, I guess. Humour is very important though. Whilst the seriousness of the effects of religion are obvious, I prefer to highlight its utter ridiculousness. If you live your 21st century life according to the 3000-year-old myths of shepherds, I don't think you should be sat at the table with the grown-ups. You should have your own "special" table in the corner. And no sharp objects.


My name is Dean, I'm a neuroscientist.

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