Mon, 06 Sept|
Should Humanists be Anti-religion? Don Cameron & Stacey Shepherd in conversation
Stacey Shepherd and Don Cameron, two of our leading members, pick up the conversation about whether humanists should be pro or anti religion.
Time & Location
06 Sept 2021, 19:30 – 21:30
About the event
** PLEASE NOTE - this event will be on Zoom. Click on the link below to join **
In the 1890's humanists established the West London Ethical Church (in a churchlike building, with hymns, sermons and readings!). Today we have Sunday Assembly, and books like Alain De Botton's 'Religion for Atheists'. The question of atheist and humanist attitudes to religion has always been at the heart of what it means to be a humanist.
Stacey Shepherd and Don Cameron, two of our leading members, pick up the conversation about whether humanists should be pro or anti religion. They will examine issues such as:
• Is organised/formalised religion worse/better than personal faith?
• Should we view all religions the same eg are quakers and Buddhists different from proselytising religions?
• What is the point of faith, and is humanism just another form of faith? • Can humanists learn anything useful from religions?
• Should humanists engage with faiths, and if so, to what end if we disagree about fundamentals
This event is FREE to all Bristol Humanists members. We ask everyone else to make a voluntary contribution of £3/£1 to help cover our costs. We will pay half of all proceeds to a selected charity.
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