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merry

Location:

London

Member since:

January 15, 2014

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)

With an MA Theology, I know enough about religion to know why I am an atheist. Religion is/was our primitive way of ensuring/imposing a particular order on the world and an explanation for it. Its also the Daddy In The Sky - a psychological need, not a rational one.

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.

Thought I'd like to meet up with others who may think as I do. What bothers me most about religion is that it is so man-made, eg., has no hope of satisfying anything but human weakness. Human courage, curiosity, aspiration are so limited within every religion, at best, that it prevents our natural evolution. Not to mention that it is the excuse for human barbarisms of all kinds.

Where did you hear about us?

Meetup London

(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?

May want to be involved with active movements. Depends on whether I agree fully with them. Dont like dictatorships of any kind. When religionists or atheists try to force people to be a certain way, that makes me angry.

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?

Humorous, cheeky and very direct. Depends on the context and need.

Introduction

Hi, I am a Spiritual Atheist. Meaning that as a poet and artist, I find meaning everywhere in the One in which we live. Plotinian Oneness satisfies my need for a metaphysics of Unity in the universe.


Optional Contribution

GBP10.00 to laag.events@gmail.com

This covers: This is to help with LAAG's activism and the Ministry of Reason project.

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