Sunday, 8 March 2009

Email to the BBC Religions & Ethics Department

I decided to open up an attack on another front. Here is my email:-

Dear Madam/Sir

I have two questions for the Religion & Ethics Department:-

1) On the Religion & Ethics webpage you feature a drop-down "Religion finder" entitled "All featured religions/beliefs". Please could you explain why humanism is indicated as branch of atheism. I assure you it is not. There is nothing mutually exclusive between humanism and religious beliefs.

2) Why do you include atheism/humanism as one of your featured "religions/beliefs" yet never allow them representation in the Thought for the Day slot?


  1. Hmmm...following the BBC's logic, does that mean that one can only be humanist if he does not believe in God? I would say not necessarily, but it is true that I seldom find religious people with good disposition towards mankind.

  2. Yes Guillaume that's what seems to be implied.

    And I agree with what you say about the religious. They claim a dogmatic set of rules that they often ignore. Whereas Humanists have to think about and justify their actions all the time.