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The problem with the ‘Humanist’ movement
Non-religious movements come in many different forms and take many different labels, some call themselves atheists, others secularists and increasingly ‘humanist’. In Great Britain the foremost secular or non-religious group is indeed ‘Humanists UK’ an organisation that seeks to forward the interests of secularism and the non-religious. Increasingly it is this label of ‘humanism’ that...
Why We Shouldn’t Be Encouraged By Unlikely Success Stories
In stories that are now familiar to many, tech giants Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have made multi-billion dollar fortunes from companies they launched from their college dorm rooms. Stories such as theirs are often retold to try and take the sting out of defeat the idea being, anything is possible! Even though things might...
The Dangers of Political Protest
Allowing the citizens of a nation to voice their dissatisfaction at the ruling party is a key ingredient in any democracy wherever it may be.  After all, it is a fundamental democratic principle that governments derive their legitimacy from the consent of the those over which they govern. Throw these maxims together and you have...