Like the Atheist Ireland campaign, the BHA is campaigning for people to answer the UK census question "What is your religion?" based on actual beliefs rather than on some notion of cultural identity.
Here's the bit that piqued my interest and shows how the dice are loaded:
The same no doubt is argued here in Ireland. Way to conflate issues.The Office for National Statistics has defended the wording of the religion question.
A spokesman told the BBC: "The religion question measures the number of people who self-identify an affiliation with a religion, irrespective of the extent of their religious belief or practice."
Any good (and short i.e. easily transmitted in social media) counter-arguments to the above?The think tank Theos, which undertakes research into religious matters, says attempting to measure cultural affiliation to religion - rather than actual, regular practice - is a good idea, as it shows the broad values society shares.