The British Humanist Association

June 21st, 2012 | daybook

If you click over here, you’ll see a list of the Association’s Distinguished Supporters, and quickly conclude that I have no business being in that company.

The BHA’s goals are fairly simple:

We want a world where everyone lives cooperatively on the basis of shared human values, respect for human rights, and concern for future generations.

We want non-religious people to be confident in living ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity.

We campaign for a secular state, challenge religious privilege, and promote equal treatment in law and policy of everyone regardless of religion or belief.

These are goals I’m proud to be associated with.  Going forward, this means I may doing a few personal appearances in connection with BHA events, and speaking in my role as a supporter every now and then.

I’m not going to make lots of sales pitches, but if the BHA interests you, they like it if I tell you that you can join.  I believe the perks include the legal rights to behead sorcerers and put false messiahs to the torch, but I may possibly have just made that up.  Also Richard Dawkins will send you a pair of his used underpants.

(I took that photo at Great Brampton House the other week.  The Millers appear fond of their lawn art.  Also I probably made up the bit about underpants too.)

BHA on Twitter: @BHAhumanists