Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Leicester Secular Society
I took the coach home from Nottingham today and got a direct service. But that’s a bit of a long drive so luckily the coach stopped for an hour in Leicester, David Icke’s old hometown. As I strolled along the unfamiliar rain-washed streets of the city I suddenly remembered watching this very interesting TV show about Atheism, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY22aCImUtw It’s the same one in which I was forced to convict Richard Dawkins as an MBA criminal! See: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2011/05/richard-dawkins-mba-criminal.html It also discusses the Leicester Secular Society, a very old club for Atheists and Secularists that’s been running since the 19th Century. The programme features it from the 13.34 point. Here's their website: http://www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/
I decided to see if the Secular Society was close enough for me to visit. Unfortunately this meant looking it up its address on my mobile phone’s very primitive Internet access, but it worked; and a street signboard with a city map showed me that it was only a short walk from the coach station. I got there, but couldn’t go in. The doors weren’t shut, they were just ajar, but the place didn’t seem very welcoming. I didn’t have much time anyway; as I said I only had one hour before I had to get back to my coach. Maybe I’ll return there and research a full-length article. In the meantime, I took the above photos.
Atheism and Theology is a subject I’ve always been very interested in. See here for some more of my articles on the subject: