THE British Humanist Association has enjoyed a surge in membership as a result of its “atheist bus” campaign, but Dorset Humanists insist that there’s more to Humanism that anti-religious messages. They have been inspired to be actively involved with Bournemouth and Poole’s Big Green Fortnight and hosted a lecture last night by environmental campaigner and BBC personality Brigit Strawbridge, kickstarting the fortnight.

David Warden, chair of Dorset Humanists, said: “Humanists have a proud tradition of questioning and scepticism and we don’t agree with everything done in the name of environmentalism. “It’s clear, however, that we can all agree on the need to take care of the resources we have for the benefit of current and future generations. “Humanism is not a ‘faith’ as such, but we do have faith in the ability of human beings to find rational solutions to the problems we face.”

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