August 28, 2012
Atheist, anti theist, freethinker, humanist.
The church has enough money to end world hunger but dont even pay taxes like everyone else has to. They threaten people who don't share their view with eternal torture. They physically abuse babies with circumcision. They segregate children into so called 'faith' schools. They hold back the public acceptance of scientific facts. They condone the violence, slavery, bigotry, sexism, homophobia, and crazy ideas and stories in their holy books. And they have so many tv 'god' channels.
I searched for atheists in London and found a few atheist and humanist groups. This group is the best for intelligent discussions, interesting guest speakers, activist events, and fun social meetups.
Yes, I love debating religious people. It's like trying to find the right key to unlock their minds to reason. Most minds are like a combination lock, where many different cogs have to fall into place before reason can enter. Speakers corner is a great place for some good natured street epistemology. I really enjoyed last years Joy and Reason event in Hyde Park and think the things I've learned from being in this group will be of real benefit. And the picnic was nice too :)
I prefer the more sincere direct activism that educates people about the real reasons how religious belief harms our society. The majority of people in this country are not religious, but have been duped into thinking that religions are good for society and that an external god is the source of good morality. I believe its is the opposite and that good morality comes from within. I'm interested in all issues concerning religious indoctrination, privilege, abuse, etc. It's good to see more atheist and secular views being aired on national tv and talk radio, such as The Big Questions and LBC 97.3 fm talk radio. Premier Christian radio even has a show for non believers to air and debate their views called 'unbelievable'. You can find it on the iTunes podcasts.
Hi. I'm an electrical engineer and enjoy talking about religions.
It was great to meet up with a group of like minded, friendly and welcoming people. Big respects to all of you.