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Propaganda at University.

Roger
user 33309642
London, GB
Post #: 198
Nasty Leonardo - working for BAE systems
Nice Leonardo - desperately trying to get a grant to do something useful
Cloe
golfwang
London, GB
Post #: 2
Perhaps the irony here is I'm actually an English student, also the faculty rep for AHS subjects. Rather than appeal to certain subjects I believe it just appeals to loons.
Someone has also added to my graffiti by faintly drawing an arrow of emphasis.
Someone else has also sketched on that the poster is 'b.s', oops, seems like I've started something. It's also settling to see that no one has taken any of the information slips attached to it.
Martyn
Maradam
Guildford, GB
Post #: 616
Looks like you own that poster!
WTG biggrin
Jason
SweynTUV
London, GB
Post #: 59
Perhaps the irony here is I'm actually an English student...

Yes, there's quite a bit of sniffiness in some atheist/skeptical circles about the arts/humanities but it's not an exclusive club for BScs. Yes it's important to understand how science works but you don't have to be a practicing scientist to understand the method. Scientists can sometimes be as guilty of lazy ad-hom attacks and appeals to authority as the merchants of woo. "You don't even know what a p value is, so you lose. Ha!"

Freethinking is open to anyone and it needs to be or the unenlightenment will roll right over us. So keep fighting the good fight among the arty types and don't take any bs from lab rats smile

Cloe
golfwang
London, GB
Post #: 3
Good news, they have finally accepted the request for me to form the society!
Let's hope it goes well and spreads an enlightening message.
frances j.
user 25760842
London, GB
Post #: 21
Never mind about uni - this is what I received through my internal WORK email!


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Apart from the proselytising nature of the email itself, why is a civil service dept offering life coaching to Xtians, endorsed by the CEO, on government premises?
This from an organisation which proudly claims to treat ALL it's employees equally. So why are Christians being offered an exclusive opportunity like this with the chance to chum up to the CEO?

I've referred it to the National Secular Society - I'm hopping mad about this!
Cloe
golfwang
London, GB
Post #: 4
Yet another update!
Apparently the religious societies have the most power and we are not allowed to, for example, put up a poster saying "Is there a god?" Or else the Islamic and Christian society will be offended. Yet they are allowed to flood the Uni with their statements. The society system it seems is run unfairly and they would get the Atheists shut down quickly if they were offended. It's madness! We aren't even allowed to debate it with the religious societies.
This is insanely backward. You aren't even allowed to openly question the existence of a higher power.
At least we are allowed a society. Sorry, rant over.
frances j.
user 25760842
London, GB
Post #: 22
Yet another update!
Apparently the religious societies have the most power and we are not allowed to, for example, put up a poster saying "Is there a god?" Or else the Islamic and Christian society will be offended. Yet they are allowed to flood the Uni with their statements. The society system it seems is run unfairly and they would get the Atheists shut down quickly if they were offended. It's madness! We aren't even allowed to debate it with the religious societies.
This is insanely backward. You aren't even allowed to openly question the existence of a higher power.
At least we are allowed a society. Sorry, rant over.

Sorry Cloe, are you saying you've been officially told that that you may not put up a poster asking "Is there a God"? If so, that's outrageous, discriminatory and probably a breach of your right to freedom of expression. Have you checked the constitution of the University to see what powers and obligations they have in relation to the setting up of Societies?
Georgi L.
Guffaw
London, GB
Post #: 1,503
Yet another update!
Apparently the religious societies have the most power and we are not allowed to, for example, put up a poster saying "Is there a god?" Or else the Islamic and Christian society will be offended. Yet they are allowed to flood the Uni with their statements. The society system it seems is run unfairly and they would get the Atheists shut down quickly if they were offended. It's madness! We aren't even allowed to debate it with the religious societies.
This is insanely backward. You aren't even allowed to openly question the existence of a higher power.
At least we are allowed a society. Sorry, rant over.

Sorry Cloe, are you saying you've been officially told that that you may not put up a poster asking "Is there a God"? If so, that's outrageous, discriminatory and probably a breach of your right to freedom of expression. Have you checked the constitution of the University to see what powers and obligations they have in relation to the setting up of Societies?

Cloe, please let us know about this - if you wanted us to, we'll be willing to set up a demo or take other action outside the university if needs be, and maybe try and get other secular organisations involved as well. This cannot be allowed to happen angryangryangry
A former member
Post #: 10
I have tried to see where this university is in the trail of communications. Where is it? Utter discrimination and an affront to our precious liberty! Do these people not realise that the whole purpose of a university is the pursuit of truth? I would add my support to taking action against such blatant censorship.
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