The British Humanist Association has launched a campaign to encourage non-believers, and the seriously lapsed, to tick the “no religion” box on the 2011 census form with the aim of challenging religious privilege in Britain, says the Guardian. This is because the 37-odd million recorded Christians aren’t reflected in church attendance, and the BHA think this is because people are misdescribing themselves as Christian. But is it anything more than apathy, though? After all, the Christian god is supposed to be omnipresent, so Continue reading
Julian Baggini has preached an atheist sermon in Westminster Abbey, in the belief that, if we have the will, we can all get along. Well, leaving aside the massive and bizarre incongruity of such an event, in such a place, I’m inclined to agree.
As an atheist, I’ve always got along with believers. Were I Dawkins I might say that they’re entitled to their favourite fairy tale – where we differ Continue reading