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

British Humanist Association sends copy of The Young Atheist’s Handbook to every secondary school in Swindon

Every secondary school in Swindon is being sent a copy of The Young Atheist’s Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life without God today, as part of a national campaign … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Summer Social event – Monty Python’s Life Of Brian!

Thanks to the eagle eyes of member Swindon Humanists Ben Carter, we’ve got a particularly apt summer social evening arranged for Friday July 18th. Ben spotted that Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where do our morals and ethics really come from?

“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.” ― Christopher Hitchens We were privileged to have Will Watling speak for us last night and one of the points … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 29 Comments

May events and meetings

We’re stepping up the pace here at Swindon Humanists with two meetings during the month of May! ——————————————————————————————————————————–   First is our regular group meet at the Wheatsheaf Ale House … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Swindon 105.5 radio interview

On Friday April 4th, Nikki Dancey, Benjamin Carter and myself were interviewed on Swindon 105.5 radio, thanks to the very kind invitation from DJ Sean Hodgson. We were guests on … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Warm Welcome to our Patron, Lord Joel Joffe

Swindon Humanists are delighted to formally announce that Lord Joel Joffe is supporting our group and is now officially the Patron of Swindon Humanists. Lord Joffe lives in Liddington and … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Are my children atheists?

The topic of whether children of atheist parents are atheist themselves is one i have given quite a bit of thought to. It has been quite widely suggested that children … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

April meeting – Thursday 17th, 8.00pm – ‘The Omega Course’ – My Journey To Enlightenment, with William Watling.

This month I am very happy to announce we will have Will Watling giving an entertaining and interesting talk for us! Will is a former evangelical Christian and teacher of … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Swindon Humanists in the Swindon Advertiser

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March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

That’s Humanism!

Today, the British Humanist Association (BHA) has launched a month long social media campaign to raise awareness of Humanism. At the centre of the ‘That’s Humanism!’ campaign are four short … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

March meeting – Thursday 20th, 7.30pm – “Collision” documentary film

Long term members will know that our very first group meeting was Dec 15th 2012 which was the first anniversary of the death of Christopher Hitchens, one of the most … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to spot the con-artist psychic medium

This Thursday (13th March 2014) our local council-run arts centre is hosting a show by a “psychic medium”. These shows are of course still quite popular, both live and on … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

God and Cosmology debate

This is a fantastic debate if, like me, you like a bit of cosmology! The participants are William Lane Craig, a philosopher and Christian apologist, and Sean Carroll, a physicist … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Humanist School Volunteers kicks off in Swindon

The British Humanist Association held its first training course for Humanist School Volunteers today as part of its major initiative to provide support to teachers to improve lessons about Humanism in schools. … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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