Is “No Religion” the rising inevitable trend in the UK?

Quite clearly we in the UK are undergoing a huge shift in our cultural thinking. A recent YouGov poll carried out by Lancaster University has revealed that “No Religion” is very much the rising demographic … Of the adult population as a whole, 46% now identify as having no religion (nones) and 44% with Christianity.  The … Read more Is “No Religion” the rising inevitable trend in the UK?

Number of under 25s in Iceland who think “God did it” = 0%

News has been popping up about a new poll that reveals just how non-religious Iceland is .. Less than half of Icelanders claim they are religious and more than 40% of young Icelanders identify as atheist. Remarkably the poll failed to find young Icelanders who accept the creation story of the Bible. 93.9% of Icelanders younger … Read more Number of under 25s in Iceland who think “God did it” = 0%

A New President has been appointed for @BHAhumanists

We have a new president, no not of the US, but instead for something far more important, the British Humanist Association (@BHAhumanists) The previous president, Jim Al-Khalili, the theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster, will reach the end of his term as President of the British Humanist Association at the end of this year, and so it was time to announce who will … Read more A New President has been appointed for @BHAhumanists

The Rising tide of Brutality and Intolerance

Yesterday, 10th December, was Human Rights Day and so it was appropriately the day that the fourth edition of the Freedom of Thought Report was published by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). OK, yes, first a few side notes … Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, … Read more The Rising tide of Brutality and Intolerance

Saudi Arabia to murder Ashraf Fayadh … exactly like ISIS

Who is Ashraf Fayadh and what has happened? He is a 35-year-old Palestinian poet who has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. His “crime” is apostasy – renouncing one’s faith.  Human Rights watch has the details … A Saudi court sentenced a Palestinian man to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements … Read more Saudi Arabia to murder Ashraf Fayadh … exactly like ISIS

UK Government vs 3 humanist parents … the parents win

This is quite frankly a huge win, and a big step forward for religious education, as explained on the British Humanist Association website … In a landmark judgment handed down in the High Court today, a judge has ruled in favour of the three humanist parents and their children who challenged the Government’s relegation of non-religious worldviews … Read more UK Government vs 3 humanist parents … the parents win