I went to the hairdressers today, they did not ruin my length and my fringe is fine, but the way they blow dried and straightened my hair, literally the way they have styled it is just all wrong. It got me to wondering, the evidence, our reasoning and common sense is concrete against religion and superstition, but is it the way that we are communicating such evidence, reasoning and common sense in the United Kingdom letting us down?
Listening to The Atheist Experience, they usually at least once each show have a religious fundamentalist on the show, and no matter what the hosts say, the fundamentalist still holds on to their superstitious belief. The way I see it, what the hosts say should be like a chainsaw to their religion and at least start making them questioning such beliefs. Why is this not happening more often? Or is it and I am just not tuned in properly?
I am jealous of the American Atheist community. They have atheist conventions that I could only dream of attending. What do we need to do in Britain to ensure we have a once a year at least atheist convention of our own? There is the British Humanist Association but again, here I feel is an example of all substance but no style. It was only by accident that I found that this association actually existed. It is not well known when really it should do in its fight for science and reason. What can we do in Britain to make this Association more known and more prevalent here?
Yes we have the late Hitchens, Dawkins et al but they are in the corners of society here labelled “highly intelligent and non accessible” for the everyday Briton here. As such, the lack of an atheist voice in everyday, normal society in Britain is really frustrating to me.
How else can we effectively remove religion’s clutches from society? Is there anything else differently we can do to make our messages and evidence more effective?