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Information on the Suffolk Humanists.

From Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society

Since I became President of the National Secular Society, I have been aware that some religious people, who know me only through this public persona, regard me as some kind of hateful monster who is trying to kill their faith. People who know me personally, on the other hand, think I am an old softy, who is as anxious to please as an aged golden retriever waddling to fetch a stick.

Being aware of this dual perception, and how easy it is to misunderstand other people’s motives, I try not to jump immediately to the conclusion that those who criticise the NSS (sometimes very fiercely) are automatically crazy people who don’t deserve to be listened to.


Regret this site admin and author-in-chief had an accident resulting in hospitalisation and severe restrictions to my mobility, which is why things have gone a bit quiet. However, my ankle may be broken but my typing fingers aren’t, so aim to start writing again ASAP.

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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.