Seamas O Dalaigh wrote:
The British National Secular Society, founded in 1866, is in favour of the separation of church and state (disestablishmentarianism).
The Society campaigns for "Challenging Religious Privilege" the disestablishment of the Church of England; the withdrawal of state subsidies to religious schools; the end of tax exemption for churches and an end to the public funding of chaplains in prisons, hospitals and the armed services, as well as keeping religious influence out of health care, legislation, Human Rights and equality issues. It was recently highly involved in the abolition of the blasphemy laws. Another issue it campaigns about is the conscientious objections by doctors and pharmacists to administer certain procedures or treatments and their refusal to treat certain patients.
Ah, I was right. They are all about being against
something instead of being for
something. I corresponded with somebody from one of their groups because they had lies about Pope Pius XII on their web site. NOT interested in facts at all, not seeking truth, just into hating. I had not realised how much hate energises some of these secularist groups. They sound
so benign unless you scratch the surface.
You know, I really miss the hippies and flower power and peace signs.