LONDON ATHEIST MEETUP GROUP
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THE DEMON OF ASCETICISM
This explains a lot of the contradictory attitudes that
confuse even Christians, how can this compassionate, peace loving religion be
so cruel and punitive and hateful? Why they are against human pleasure and any
attempt to escape suffering?
JB.Anti-theism (Jeremy Bentham's Anti-theism)
Professor Philip Schofield in his 2011 Conway Memorial
Lecture quotes and comments on the outspoken anti-religious views of JEREMY
BENTHAM - A Prophet of Secularism.
JB (Jeremy Bentham) 1.A
In this part of Philip Schofield's 2011 Conway Memorial
lecture he uses JEREMY BENTHAM'S explanation of how the meanings of the word
'prophet' justifies the apparent contradiction in the title of him as 'A
Prophet of Secularism.'
- final response
BBC refuses to give Information on 'Thought for the Day' on
it's Religious promo programme. Did you know that the BBC is excluded from the
"Freedom of Information" law?
One of the greatest lies propagated by priests and pastors-
that the Communist revolution and Nazism in Russia
- countries steeped in centuries of orthodox, RC and Lutheran Christianity and
anti-Semitism - were caused by atheism.
THE RELIGIONS INHERIT THE EARTH
Birkbeck Universities Professor Erik Kaufman asks if
environmental debate is afraid to pose the significance of religion in the
population boosting stakes? He asks if God is back and How Darwinism Works
'Charity' is one of the Sacred Cows used by religion to
justify their claim to be the sole provider of comfort, help and welfare
provision. It explains why relying on it will never reduce the need for it nor
deal with it for most people.
There are many good reasons for thanking women for not
accepting unwanted pregnancy and motherhood as the punishment for accidental
The price paid by women for anti-abortionists.
'The Sado-Masochistic Heart of the Christian Religion' by
Series of 6 x A5 size leaflets to print & copy - texts
& quotations to encourage people to read the many contradictions,
absurdities and atrocities not selected by priests & pastors Use to open
debate, Mormons & JWs who come knocking at your door.
for Atheist Activists
What can positive atheists DO - to promote the intellectual
coherence of non-belief systems?
Instead of the tired old Xmas Nativity myth, why not help
children to understand the reason for the ancient celebration of the end of
winter and the warmth and light of spring.
in 'Green World'
Religious promotion in the current issue of Green World, the
official magazine of the Green Party
tax haven in the heart of Britain
'The City' - 'The Lord Mayor's Show' - a bit of circus? or
"The Tax Haven at the heart of global Capitalism" it undermines
democracy and sustains the massive wealth of the wealthy 1% - anyone interested
in today's crisis should read this.
Two sided A5 leaflet to print off - on an atheist
perspective on 'St Paul's
& The City' - Church and state, working together - A partnership made in
What effect has Christianity had on social progress - is it
as claimed a force for good, or has it held us back?
for the Mind Wm Sargeant
Report of early research on how fear of death makes people
suggestible, gullible and vulnerable to manipulation by psychiatrist Dr William
& Other Constitutions
Does the separation of church and state and a secular
constitution - make the US
a secular state?
Atheist Perspectives - 'Illicit Sex and the God Machine' -
the religions insist that all forms of sex outside of holy matrimony and for
the procreation of children are illicit sinful and must be punished - based on
their attitudes to women and sex.
Atheist Perspective on the techniques that are used to embed
religious beliefs in intelligent, educated and otherwise rational human beings
- a side effect of human physiology the main purpose of which is to maintains
health and welfare.
Atheist Perspectives - How religion has undermined
education, used it to promote its prejudices and discrimination and teach its
distorted ideas and attitudes to individuals and society.
Atheist Perspectives - 'How religion makes you suffer'
Religious ideas have had a stultifying effect on attitudes to health and
welfare, pleasure and happiness as of little value to their ideas of suffering
as good for us, and happiness a weakness.
amazes me is why we are still asking this question
Still asking: 'is religion a good thing for Britain
LAMG files p2
You would think they would have got it right by
now, or does
distance lend enchantment?
"Is freedom a religious idea?" asks
Paula Kirby in
the Washington Post. A brilliant outline of the evidence that refutes
would love to read this book......
Links to precis of historically
important books of interest
used in Jonathan Miller's 'A Brief History of
Origin_of_GayhateIdeas for inclusive assemblies
are the patriarchal religions against homosexuality?
How much more interesting it would be
for teachers and
children to have assemblies that do not centre on religion - communal
that include everyone and teach children how to think and discuss
not just listen and obey.
Tory MP found to be having affair"
Jay Ginn questions the idea that the subservience
of women to men is 'natural' - part of god's plan for gender roles and
relationships of men and women, promoted by the monotheistic religions
on Humanism & Politics
My view of IPPR
Conference on 'The State of Faith' Chaired
by Laurie Taylor in 2006
as a necessary part of a modern, post religious,
secular, altruistic society with links to the more recent development
specific 'Advocacy' services for vulnerable people. Bromley Group
of this years camps
Hovind Doctoral Dissertation
Kent Hovind Doctoral
Comfort's Origin of Species Introduction
Comfort's Origin of Species Introduction
Three comments on Xmas from an atheist POV
before it is
shelved for another year
Quotations from philosophers, presidents and
even the hoi
Hitchens on The God Delusion
'Must read' review of
one giant by another - short and to
THE STORY OF THE SOUTH PLACE
ETHICAL SOCIETY by Norman Bacrac
Prostitution "Reactionary Crime Bill goes
Atheist Manifesto of Entitlements
A simple document
that would show the general public how
modest, moderate and reasonable the demands of atheists and secularists
compared with the demands of religions that everyone comply with their
particular brands of beliefs and doctrines.
texts and lineage are no way to assemble state schools
Jenkins on religious selection in state schools.
Debate Westminster Uni
Video links to debate on
Islam, its attitude to women and
the wider issues for Islam in a secular society.
Four letters that show the hypocrisy of Western
politics, religion and the media
How our government colluded to put the
church 'at the heart
of the community'
Files Index (Thanks to Saleema)
answers to the excuses and justifications for full
face covering are as poor and incomplete as you would expect, and they
have to be challenged. Would you like to add to this document?
LAMG files p3
French Priest who left a bombshell for his congregation
Fragell - humanism and atheism
evolution of humanism away from atheism is a problem for
Blind Watchmaker, Chapter 2
time come for Atheists to promote evidence-based
Histoy and Suppression of Atheism
has a longer history than Christianity, that so few
people realise this is a testament to the efficiency of Christian
Christian Church and the Theatre
aspect of our Christian heritage we don't hear much
Mind of God
The Paradox of
the Superstitious Scientist - how come people
devoted to scientific inquiry can still believe in the supernatural?
of Debaptism with National Secular Society seal.
Here is a relatively high res copy colour copy for you to download and
give as a Christening present, or pass on (whichever you choose).
Secularism and Atheism mean very different things
to different people. It is as if in discussing religions we had only
words to describe them.
& Mental Health
attitudes to mental health are still medieval in many
parts of the world, and even in the more secular developed countries,
relics of these attitudes persist, blocking the understanding of mental
and its treatment.
view of passion - Is it the antitheses of reason?
claims on 'Health and Welfare'
How often do religionists claim kudos
for providing health
welfare services and attack the secular society for not conforming to
idea of 'The good old days' of our 'Christian Heritage'? We need to
the facts to answer this falsehood.
TO GET RID OF RELIGION AND WHY
Floris van den Berg
Director, Center for Inquiry Low Countries Lecture to the Ethical
Invention of Team Spirit
God Virus: How religion infects our lives and
culture", on Message Board, refers.
control", on Message Board, refers.
of the religions deny the need for population
Extracts from 'Humanist Anthology'
the Commission for Equality and Human Rights
Men and women
suffer violence in this society, but women
suffer most domestic abuse. There is a particular atheist perspective
underlying attitudes that need to be understood if we are to change the
Crash Course on Atheism for use in discussions between
atheists and for those new to the wisdom of atheism.
chemistry & belief in god. Is the brain hard-wired
to believe rubbish?
Obama's observations and beliefs
Obama's book 'Dreams From My Father' Notes and
Quotations on his observations and beliefs
LAMG files p4
on Evolution 3
A leaflet on
the basics of Evolution.
as Comfort Is there a better option?
Why is there a gender
imbalance on our group, if so why, and does it matter?
wonder they believed in miracles!
David Attenborough on Atheism
(which is unlikely) they accept what I say, then the scheme will have
been secularised. If, however, they claim an exception, then the
ulterior motive of the scheme – spreading their pernicious
“mind virus” – is exposed.
very concise time line on the process with short comments.
Law for All
interviews, Video & supporters list
and the Brain
Brain, Body and
Belief Scientific links to the origins of god belief
Britain Should Respond to Islam
How do positive
atheists fit into humanist groups - are they compatible?
Primary Schools; Better Schools or Better Pupils
from Muslims for any criticism of Islam
for government policy on Bishops in the House of Lords
launched by NSS
Lawyers Secular Society
The Professor &
BEFORE THE LAW
on homosexuality and other 'abominations' with appropriate punishments.
Importance of Secularism in the Peace Movement
is an essential on any political agenda if peace is to replace
sectarian aggression and macho culture.
An review of this
terrific play. I hope you see it and if you disagree with me start a
discussion on the Message Board. on the message board.
Nice idea - pity about the BHA policy on Religious Instruction in
Draft Policy Document for proposals to ensure secular education in Britain's
introduction to A brilliant resource - an anthology of quotations
compiled from 69 individuals - from Lao Tzu (6th BCe China)
as Cultural Learning
Dawins defends RE as necessary to cultural learning and specifically in
the understanding of literary history. Dare I suggest that as much as I
admire and respect him, he is not necessarily right on everything!
Gap Powerpoint - women's inequality in pay
and pensions makes most women 'dependents' - not on the state but as
the dependents of the man - father, husband or partner, who is
supposedly responsible for her upkeep, a status based on ownership.
LAMG files p5
outline of the basic issues for anyone unfamiliar with
this long running campaign against the promotion of religion in
especially state schools that indicates the collusion of church and
relationship in Poland - Maciej
Ten Commandments A brief and admirably concise critique
of this list of Christian Values that shows how poor it is in terms of
more secular, relativist view of human values.
Do we have 'shared
values' as the religions claim? They use
the same language, but do they mean the same thing? And if so, why do
think that patriarchy and paternalism is 'natural' and oppose every
for women's rights and independence?.
there are 'atheist values', do we count as progressives -
along with other groups in the population who have traditionally had
rights, freedom and equality curtailed by religion and patriarchy?
HITLER & STALIN Religion is tailor made for
tyrants - and countries steeped in the paternalistic religion with
teachings of worship of great leaders and obedience to authority that
easy. Google 'Hitler/Stalin on freeuk'
Presntation at May Atheist Meetup
& Info for Newbies
want newcomers to feel at home right from the start.
- dumbing down medicine
of Complementary Medicine says it is dumbing down
and damaging evidence-based.
contributes to Social Ills
Dr Edzard Ernst, Professor of Complementary Medicine, Peninisular Medical
A VERY brief
summary of the book. A springboard for a more
As warned by
Polly Toynbee in Guardian 8/4/08 - 'Beware the
lesson of the Tory wolf in liberal clothing' Checkout the link to the
for 1000 place Multi-Faith school in Westminster
. That should keep them busy.
most of the famous men of atheism,
historians, philosophers and writers, with quotations &
Very concise considering the scope and clarity.
Morals Without Religion
Knight rocked Britain
with her BBC programmes in
1955, she also wrote several other articles including a a brief
'Gentle Jesus' that shows him as far from 'meek and mild'.
of the NSS Barbara Smoker is one of Britain's
most well known atheists, writer and broadcaster wrote this in 1985,
most up to date writing is on her linked website
Most Famous Atheist Orator & Writer's collected works are on
website - positiveatheism.org