Talking about being a Humanist
Suffolk Humanists met in Ipswich on Wednesday 12th April to talk about what it means to be a Humanist.
The small but select gathering (there were absences due to illnesses and holidays) was lively. Some spoke of their frustration that Humanism was not well known, saying they’d heard about it by attending a Humanist funeral. Why aren’t more people aware of Humanism, they asked. There are many reasons for this, including the attitude that since Humanism is common sense, why give it a name or join an organisation? The current religious revival appears to be stirring people out of this sort of complacency, however.
Some spoke of their religious upbringing, on how it dawned on them that none of it made any sense, on how religion is related to power and control, and how much they appreciated finding others who felt the same. Several commented that they’d enjoyed the discussion. All were reminded that they should write to their MPs about the faith schools issue.