We have a fantastically diverse continent with an unbelievable variety of cultures, languages and traditions. Believes are also part of it which is fine (for those who need it). Whatever your believes, if you agree that particular religious groups and believes, be it christian, islamic or else, should have no special rights in a juridical sense in our political systems join the rally on saturday the 15th of September.
Diversity only works well for all of us if the set of rules that govern us are stubbornly sober minded and underline the support for individuals. Why should the churches for example get a special treatment in regards to criminal law, taxation etc.? Why should ideological groups be allowed to run schools or prohibit the publication of cartoons?
In the last ten years we had religions coming out more and more into public life and pushing their ideologies (often in their typical aggressive manner) into our faces.
Let's show that we, secular atheists or privately religious people , want to draw a line to the special treatment of religions.
The rally starts at 13:30pm and we as the European Club meet from 13:00h at Storey's Gate, a street just opposite Westminster Abbey. I will be having a European flag with me and if you cannot find us please CALL ME ON[masked] 313.
The issue is a serious one but as good spirited Europeans I would expect us to simply have fun on a nice city walk in fresh air. If it's a sunny September day (let's pray to the great mother, Zeus, Iupiter, Teutates and Odin that it will be) we should hopefully simply enjoy ourselves supporting a good cause. Afterwards we can of course go to a park or a pub together. The rally ends in Surrey Street very close to the Royal Court of Justice, the George (our film venue), Covent Garden and the river.
The rally is organised by the British Humanist Association, see this link for more details:
Since this is a very public event I don't want to be too strict on RSVP rules but I would appreciate if you got your RSVP status right a day before the event. There will be a last reminder on thursday the 13th of September which gives you a chance to RSVP yes or cancel it if you've said yes before.