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Establishing an Irish Secular Society

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:53 am
by satriani
I am an atheist living in Cork and am interested in setting up an organisation in Ireland similar to the National Secular Society in the UK.The primary aims of such a group would be to campaign for the separation of church and state:defend the rights of non-believers;protect free speech;reduce the influence of all religious bodies and in general promote a secular Ireland.
I would be grateful to hear from anyone who would be interested in such an undertaking.

Satriani

Re: Establishing an Irish Secular Society

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:35 pm
by FXR
satriani wrote:I am an atheist living in Cork and am interested in setting up an organisation in Ireland similar to the National Secular Society in the UK.The primary aims of such a group would be to campaign for the separation of church and state:defend the rights of non-believers;protect free speech;reduce the influence of all religious bodies and in general promote a secular Ireland.
I would be grateful to hear from anyone who would be interested in such an undertaking.

Satriani
I think its far more effective to join the Humanists Association of Ireland. Having multiple splinter organisations is not as effective. They've been working away for years and its only €20 to join. A good few people from here are now members. They have a magazine and regular meetings.

You should have no trouble finding people to join in Cork.
Every few weeks someone form Cork logs on looking for heretics in Cork. Yiz must be all passin' each other in the street boy!

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:33 pm
by lostexpectation
humanist and secularists are an entirely different things.

satriani do you have the free time?

how many people are activity involved in the uk secular society?_actively, i doubt very many, i wonder if they have chapters and local organisations ,you wanna make sure it isn't just a few people in one place.