Carnun Marcus-Page's Blog – March 2013 Archive (5)

Does organised humanism have a demographic problem?

The BHA's Voltaire Lecture

I have always been a humanist, really. But it’s only recently that I've made the effort to ‘get involved’ with humanism more actively.

At my secondary school I now run an ‘Asking Questions Club’ – “a space to discuss, with rationality, empiricism, and all-round critical thinking in mind”, reads the poster, “absolutely everyone welcome” – which has been going well.

More and more, I am also making the effort to attend lectures, talks,…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 29, 2013 at 7:30am — 17 Comments

Religious Friends

The other day, I got a question from a friend...

"Did you really say that you 'respect people too much to respect their beliefs', or something?"

So here's how that went (more or less):

"I did, yes. Kind of." I replied, grinning. "It's a quote from a guy called Johann Hari actually; 'I respect you as a person too much to respect your ridiculous beliefs' is what he said, I…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 22, 2013 at 7:05pm — No Comments

The Faith/Evidence Paradox

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To what extent can a religious believer actually argue their faith, reasonably? Not very far, it seems to me.

There are two quantities to consider here, by which all human beliefs can relate back to: Faith and Evidence.

Let's look at the first. Faith, by its very definition, is 'belief without evidence'. It is a gut feeling, and it cannot be proven wrong. Why? Because, for…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Guest Post: Escape from Mentalism - Jonny Scaramanga

Jonny Scaramanga, author of the Leaving Fundamentalism blog, shares his thoughts on his fundamentalist Christian upbringing and why encouraging questioning is an essential part of a good education... Enjoy.



(Also, when you comment, can you please comment on the original post itself if you wish for Jonny to see it. Thanks.)

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 10, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

Do non-believers tend towards a certain political view?

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Disclaimer: all quotes from the AHS Convention are para-phrasings, not direct.

I've just been, yesterday, to the National Federation for Atheist, Humanist, and Secular Student Societies' conference in Conway Hall, London. The AHS are a group wholly facilitated and supported by the - perhaps more familiar - British Humanist Association, and the day involved many high-profile…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 3, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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