BBC The Big Questions: Should humanists have the same rights as religious people?

In this episode, one of the three questions discussed was the rather oddly phrased “Should humanists have the same rights as religion?”

Humanist marriage was the main topic discussed, but whether humanism should be on religious education syllabuses was also touched on.

Amongst the contributors are Andrew Copson of the British Humanist Association and Julian Huppert MP.

You can find the link here to watch the programme for 30 days after broadcast.

You may wonder why the question even needs debating in the 21st century. You may be puzzled by the rant by one person that humanism is the work of the devil, but as another speaker said, that shows why we need to keep the right to mock.

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