Welcome to Dorset Humanists

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. This website [January 2019] does not include our Short Talks or Walks - see https://www.meetup.com/Dorset-Humanists/ instead.

How did Christianity become the religion of the Roman Empire?




A talk by journalist and prize-winning author Catherine Nixey. Christianity’s conquest of the West entailed an orgy of destruction in which the followers of Jesus attacked and suppressed classical culture which helped to pitch Western civilization into a thousand-year-long decline. Just one per cent of Latin literature survived the great purge; countless antiquities, artworks, and ancient traditions were lost forever. As Catherine Nixey will discuss, evidence of early Christians’ campaign of terror has been hiding in plain sight: in the palimpsests and shattered statues proudly displayed in churches and museums the world over. Catherine Nixey taught classics before becoming a journalist at The Times. Her first book, The Darkening Age, won a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award.


Green House Hotel, 4 Grove Road · Bournemouth BH1 3AX


Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM

Changes to the meeting?

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