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ORGANISER. Tetris-tastic wordsmith


Hometown: London

Member since:

November 20, 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)

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.

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.

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

Where did you hear about us?

Browsing the web for local humanist groups in South London one of the SW London Humanists is also a member.

(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 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.

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?

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

What Jason is saying about this Meetup Group

Very friendly. Very active. Does what it says on the tin.

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GBP10.00 to

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

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