A voice for the non-religious in Swindon

“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.” ― Christopher Hitchens

Bible Studies: Old vs New

Continuing on the theme of interpreting the Bible as a moral work, in this Bible Studies we’re going to look at a very common mistake that Christians make; when pointing … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Bible Studies: Ten Commandments

Quite often in debate with the religious, especially of the Christian persuasion, various passages in the Bible will be brought up as examples of wonderful moral insight far beyond the … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Equal (ish) RE in Swindon

Hello All! Tomorrow (Tuesday the 1st October 2013) Swindon’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education, or SACRE for short, is going to discuss whether or not to co-opt a non-religious … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Humanist Celebrant List

As you might have noticed the Swindon Humanist Blog has a new option on the left hand menu, Non-Religious Celebrations (which can also be accessed by clicking here). The aim … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Religions View the News

We were recently contacted by the administrator of ReligionsviewtheNews.co.uk who has been kind enough to provide a link to our blog from their site. On the site individuals from different … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pray Away the Gay: Or How to Edit the Bible

Hello All! I appeared on BBC Wiltshire earlier today to talk about the Same-Sex Marriage Bill. Unfortunately due to nerves I am not sure I was as eloquent or articulate … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 15 Comments

A Contradictory Text

Hello All! Not a lot to report right this second, but I did stumble across an interesting infographic; the above picture is a list of contradictions in the Bible. Click on it … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

SACRE and RE in Swindon Schools Update

Hello All! Nikki and I (Fred) met up with Cllr Dave Wood last week to have a chat about how to start campaigning and making changes to various institutions in … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

The S-Word: A Plan…

Hey all! Well we have had a fair bit of discussion on the topic of our name and BHA partnership. The plan as it exists now is to keep our … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Update on the March Meeting

Hello All! Thanks to all those who attended today’s meeting, and our regards to all those who could not. We got into a little trouble today when the barman came … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

A C Grayling at the Swindon Literature Festival

Hello All. Details are finally announced, and tickets are finally on sale, for the A C Grayling event at the Swindon Literature Festival. The talk is being brought to the … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Details for March Meeting

Hello All! The next SSH meeting will be at 8:00pm on Thursday the 21st of March. The meeting will be held at the Clifton Pub, Clifton Street, Old Town, Swindon, … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

We Have More Posters!

A few people weren’t too sure on just having purple posters, so I asked our resident artist if we could get some more colour variants. The man did not disappoint, … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

We Have a Poster!

Hello All! I present to you our brand new poster. It is wonderful, clear, concise and oh so pretty! I think I can speak for all of us in expressing … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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