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Andrew Copson
Humanist. Midlander. Chief Exec | President | Out now: VSI Secularism (OUP) | Little Book of Humanism out 27/8
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Andrew Copson 13h
Replying to @towittertowoo @Baddiel
I think we know what David would say!
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Andrew Copson 15h
Replying to @Baddiel
The final episode of season one is now available! Listen to David as he discusses what he believes – from complexity, the importance of stories to really really really knowing for absolute certain that there is no god.
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Kristian Nairn 20h
I’m very proud to join and as patron . Thanks for having me <3
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Andrew Copson Aug 8
Replying to @imrankhan
separate from his fellows and consequently capable of intercourse with them.
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Andrew Copson Aug 8
Replying to @imrankhan
... be born separately, and to die separately, and, owing to these unavoidable termini, will always be running off the totalitarian rails. The merrory of birth and the expectation of death always lurk within the human being, making him...
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Andrew Copson Aug 8
Replying to @imrankhan
Reminds me of. A bit of Forster: The dictator-hero can grind down his citizens till they are all alike, but he cannot melt them into a single man. That is beyond his power. He can order them to merge, he can incite them to mass-antics, but they are obliged to...
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Andrew Copson Aug 7
The rise of nationalistic populism together with the rise of political religion in Poland continues to erode freedom of expression. Those arrested and charged now face a fine or worse, a prison sentence. A violation of their human rights.
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Russell Findlay Aug 7
A great listen ..
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Gary Hotine Aug 7
Really, really enjoyed this podcast. One of the best I’ve listened to!
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Andrew Copson Aug 7
Fantastic to see headteacher, Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, receive recognition for her commitment to fighting for a balanced and truthful curriculum people at her school in Birmingham last year in the face of prejudice. Well done !
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Humanists UK Aug 7
We and are extremely excited to announce that our newest patron is none other than star . Welcome to Humanists UK, Kristian!
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Humanists UK Aug 6
The latest & final episode of season one is now available! This week speaks with comedian, author, screenwriter, and TV presenter David . Subscribe now via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
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Wole Soyinka Centre Aug 7
Human rights violations are occurring daily nationwide as security officials aim at enforcing guidelines to stop the spread of . of reports accounts for 90% of total cases of abuse.
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Humanists UK Aug 6
Replying to @Humanists_UK
The Human Rights Act & the right to judicial review mean ordinary people have legal guarantees against interference from an overweening state. Help us oppose any attempt by the UK Government to restrict access to human rights laws. Sign the petition today.
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Andrew Copson Aug 7
For example, would you say that it was unjustified to remove a road sign someone had put on their land pointing to "Cafe and Restaurant", when in fact it was to a sheer drop off a cliff?
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Andrew Copson Aug 7
In general, I am in favour of the fullest possible freedom of expression but, like all liberties, that freedom should be guaranteed only up to the point where it interferes with the rights and freedoms of others.
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Andrew Copson Aug 7
I would distinguish that from censorship which is usually done for political or moral ends in order to suppress criticism or dissent.
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Andrew Copson Aug 7
Certainly some restrictions on expression can be justified, for example laws of libel or regulation to protect the public against actual harm from false claims in advertising. I'm saying this is analogous.
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Andrew Copson Aug 7
Replying to @brainrichards99
Its use, I think, is that it helps us to empathise with others and make changes that will level the playing field e.g., in the example he gives, of making adjustments to the landscape for people with disabilities.
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Andrew Copson Aug 7
This is indeed a very clear and cogent explanation of a concept that many people struggle with. Watch!
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