September Newsletter out now
Our latest newsletter is here for you to download with articles on the Pope’s visit to the UK, an Indian Humanist’s opinion of Mother Teresa, Skeptics in the Pub, and suffering. There’s also news about our next meetings and Peter Tatchell’s forthcoming TV programme.
This is from Denis Johnston’s article on suffering:
We are alive during the first period in history where weâ€™re able to substantially control physical painâ€”and because we can do that we can also reduce the mental pain associated with having to endure watching the suffering of others.
The understanding that suffering is a consequence of natural and evolutionary processes must be very perplexing for religious people. For once it is recognised that suffering is not caused by supernatural forces it is obvious that it cannot be cured by appealing to the same. At a stroke, prayers and rituals for those who are suffering are rendered meaningless.
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