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YouGov Poll on Religious Belief

As Cameron says UK “still a Christian country”, 62% tell YouGov they are “not religious”

Polling conducted in the run-up to Easter has found that almost two-thirds of Britons describe themselves as “not religious.”

In his Easter message, Prime Minister David Cameron claimed the UK was “still a Christian country,” but YouGov found overwhelming lack of religion in the UK in its latest poll on religion and belief.

62% said they were not religious, compared to just 36% who said they were, while 68% said that religion was “not important” to their own life. Despite over a third of Britons claiming they were religious, only 29% said that religion was “important” to them.

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Feminism and Humanism

8th March   International Women’s Day

Pussy Riot

‘Why feminism and not just humanism?’ is a question often invoked by closet misogynists attempting to highlight some imagined incoherence or hypocrisy embedded in the feminist ethical perspective. It is a question which lacks the intended effect, given that it incorrectly defines both Humanism and feminism, but does actually provoke some deeper questions about the historical and philosophical relationship between the two. So, even though the questioner is at best ignorant and at worst bigoted, there is a silver lining.

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