December 7, 2013
For all practical purposes, I'm atheistic but, being an open-minded sceptical scientist, I have a vestige of agnosticism.
I'm very bothered by religions that claim, and expect to have, special rights or exemptions. I think that "Faith Schools", where pupils are ghettoised on the basis of their parents' claimed religion, are extremely dangerous for society; especially where the religion is largely tied to ethnicity. We are creating apartheid in the UK.
Central London Humanist Group.
Faith schools. Anything legal.
I'm a member of BHA, NSS and CLHG. Coming from Glasgow, with its ridiculous Catholic/Protestant bigotry engendered largely by separate schools for RCs, I'm very strongly opposed to "Faith Schools", particularly where they follow ethnic lines.