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Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Atheists are not to blame for violence

Christian Brian Hammond claims there has been an atheist and marxist infiltration of Great Britain. Richard Scutt, Dorset Humanist, replies in the Bournemouth Daily Echo.

BRIAN W HAMMOND, Ringwood Road, Three Legged Cross says

Let's go back to Christian basics

IT IS a sad state of affairs when the same old left-wing writers in “Have Your Say” blame politicians for the mindless, mainly young rioters, looters and arsonists.
However, it is warming to see the open community spirit come to the fore. As a Christian, I hope and pray that we see a sweeping Christian revival as a result.
This country needs to find the Christian ethic and family strength that made Britain great.
Unfortunately, over countless years, there has been an atheist and marxist infiltration of our society, threatening the very foundations.
Atheist scientists profess to the universe being billions of years old and resulting from some “big bang” or something similar – what total nonsense! Again, the same people support Darwin’s evolutionary theory and talk of dinosaurs being millions of years old.
The Bible tells you the truth, and for those who seek knowledge and gain wisdom, they should be directed to Proverbs 1:7 and 9:10. God’s word also explains how people should behave.
Richard Scutt, Committee Member of Dorset Humanists replies

Atheists are not to blame for violence

RICHARD SCUTT, Wallace Road, Broadstone
I WAS sad to see yet another letter blaming, among others, atheists and scientists, for the recent riots. (Brian Hammond – Let’s go back to Christian basics – Echo 17 Aug).

This is unfair and inaccurate since scientists and atheists, who are often also humanists, have reached their views only after much research and careful thought. They have found themselves unable to have blind faith in any God but, in the main, care deeply about humanity.

They recognise the need for people to behave in peaceful and co-operative ways and campaign for fairness and peace in society.
They approach life using reason, evidence (often scientific – such as that for evolution) and common humanity.
I suggest that we should be more concerned with religious extremists, those who live only to feed their materialistic self-interest and those unfortunate young people we have caused to become unable to feel a part of our society.

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