Passionate Atheist, freethinker, zeitgeist follower, science lover and evolution enthusiast.
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Why are you here?
To chat to like minded people who feel as passionately as me (and because I'm fuming the pope is here in the UK this week which is state funded and at a time when financial cuts are being announced due to the recession!).
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
The main catalyst was reading Richard Dawkin's brilliant 'The God Delusion'. By the time I had read the last chapter, any religious beliefs that I previously had, completely disappeared. Once I understood and embraced evolution as fact, I realised it was not compatible with religion/faith. I now choose science and facts over fiction and fear. I am a happier and (I like to think) better person for it.
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You're very welcome. Sadly, though, I CAN believe how little media coverage there was...I noted about 10 seconds-worth on the news that evening, and it just says it all about the media not wanting to dare insult anyone's beliefs...not to mention how keen they are suck-up to such an institution. BBC wins top award, though - I've noticed they can be just a tad sycophantic, but this particular few days of arse-kissing took the biscuit! I had a great day protesting, though - how about you?
I didn't dare in London. Did get to buy a bulk pack of condoms to blow-up and realease as balloons, as I'd done on the protest march, but couldn't work out which way was up-wind of Ratzinger's event in the park.
Favourite new quotes from march placards: "Bennie, get over it. We're both gay". "Science flies you to the moon. Religeon flies you into buildings". "Abstinance makes the church grow fondlers".
I think it would be fun to egg the Pope 'Benedict' mobile, but I'm not taking on that security team. I opted for staying in and enjoying the helicopters with the kids while we tried to spot our house on the telly from their aerial shots.
Edinburgh seems to have survived so good luck with your turn.