Jim

Location:

London

Member since:

December 7, 2013

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)

For all practical purposes, I'm atheistic but, being an open-minded sceptical scientist, I have a vestige of agnosticism.

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.

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.

Where did you hear about us?

Central London Humanist Group.

(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.

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?

Faith schools. Anything legal.

Introduction

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.


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GBP10.00 to laag.events@gmail.com

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