November 20, 2012
I don't see any grounds for theism (belief in a personal, interventionist deity) and so am an atheist. Strictly speaking I am also an agnostic, as I don't know for certain that there is no creator deity, but if such a being does exist, he/she/it has gone to extraordinary lengths to design a universe in such a way that a reasonable person would have to conclude just the opposite.
The claims it makes for absolute morality and the license that some believers feel this gives them to behave in the most appallingly immoral way
Browsing the web for local humanist groups in South London one of the SW London Humanists is also a member.
Yes I would. Confrontation has it's place but personally, I am not a fan. Anything though that peacefully and respectfully leads people to question and think more critically about their own beliefs I am all in favour of.
Satire works. It makes people think even while they are laughing, so yes to humour if it is directed at the privileged and the powerful. But also yes, to direct, friendly, positive, respectful debate about ideas. To be asked why your ideas should be taken seriously is not intrinsically offensive, but even if it were, freedom from being offended is not a human right. Freedom of and from religion are, or at least they should be.
Humanist, skeptic, optimist
Very friendly. Very active. Does what it says on the tin.