Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The Dawkins Announcement is here!

As had been suggested, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science has made an announcement and if you want to hear Richard speak about it on BBC Radio 4 tomorrow morning you can find all the details here.

RD.net promised that there would be an announcement 'after midnight' and the world waited . . . and waited.  What they said was true of course.   It was just a little longer after midnight than we hoped

At last, after holding our breath for half an hour, it appeared . . .

RDFRS UK commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out the research in the week immediately following the 2011 UK Census. It explored in depth the extent to which adults recorded as Christian in the 2011 UK Census (or who would have been recorded as Christian, if they had answered the question) believe, know about, practise and are influenced by Christianity, as well as their reasons for having described themselves as Christian in the Census. [Read on]

As luck would have it, the dreadful Baroness Warsi has managed to time a visit to the Vatican perfectly.  Steve Zara has written a nice succinct comment on the story on his blog.

The most important line in the announcement (for me at least) was this:

A copy of the data relating to this Press Release may be found here.

Reason and science live up to their names. 

And there is more! The second press release can be found here:
UK Christians oppose special influence for religion in public policy

1 comment:

krissthesexyatheist said...

If it's anything like America (Norther California specifically for me), then they have faith because it was their parents faith, they never questioned it, and no, they did not read the entire bible. Still, I'd like to see the data/results. Thanks for keeping us posted, homie,

Kriss