Humanist Society of Scotland

Humanist Society of Scotland

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Humanist Society of Scotland (HSS) is a Scottish voluntary charitable organisation that promotes humanist views. It is a member of the European Humanist Federation and the International Humanist and Ethical Union. Formed in 1989 out of an association of local humanist groups around Scotland, the Society's objective is "to represent the views of people in Scotland who wish to lead good and worthwhile lives guided by reason and compassion rather than religion or superstition." As of August 2010, it has 6,500 members. The Society also claims to have a representative role for the 28% of Scots (as of the 2001 census) who identify themselves as having no religion. Along with the British Humanist Association, the Society believes that the wording of the census question tends to inflate the numbers of people identifying themselves as religious who were brought up in a tradition of religious belief but who either no longer believe or who have significant doubts. The Society has campaigned to persuade the Registrar General to amend the question for the 2011 census.
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135853554
  • 9786135853551