Posts Tagged ‘humanists’

Humanist campaigned to get people to tick the “not religious” option in census Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

In the weeks before the census, the Humanist Society of New Zealand ran a national advertising campaign encouraging New Zealanders who are not religious to say so in this year’s census. Sara Passmore, President of the Humanist Society of New Zealand, said that “most people are happy living ethical and fulfilling lives without participating in a Read more

LGBT issues should be taught in primary schools Comments 0

Monday, February 19th, 2018

A humanist campaign group in the United Kingdom wants four-year-olds to be taught about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi and trans-gender) issues. It has branded religious views on sexuality “discriminatory.” Humanists UK, formerly known as the British Humanist Association, issued a statement backing government plans on new primary school relationships education. Read more Related Posts:What are Read more

Does free speech give you the right to gratuitously insult? Comments 0

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

“The problem with defending free speech is that if you go to bat for the dead and heroic cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo, you also have to defend Hollywood’s right to make jokes about killing the leader of North Korea and a daft heavy metal band’s right to insult a chunk of the public simply because Read more

Humanists claim new Act a de facto blasphemy law Comments 1

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

The recently enacted Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 allows for an individual to begin proceedings if it is alleged that a digital communication caused an individual to suffer serious emotional stress by denigrating that individual’s religion. The Humanist Society of New Zealand have taken issue with the Act. They agree there is  a need to address Read more

Why Richard Dawkins’ humanists remind me of a religion Comments 0

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Humanism in its most virulent form tries to make science into a religion. It is awash with the intolerance of enthusiasm. For a start, there is the near-hysterical repudiation of religion. To quote Richard Dawkins: “I think there’s something very evil about faith … it justifies essentially anything. If you’re taught in your holy book Read more