Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How does IHEU fight for the rights of the religious and the non-religious? Gary McLelland: The IHEU is the only global democratic membership body for the range of non-religious organisations in the world. We are a network of atheist, humanist, laique, skeptic, ethical cultural and other groups. IHEU does a range of activity … Continue reading Interview for Canadian Atheist
On Thursday 20 February I debated with Rev David Andrew Robertson at the invitation of Glasgow Caledonian University Christian Union on the topic ‘Is it reasonable to believe in God?’ You can watch the video bellow and read my thoughts afterwards. My thoughts below… David and I had agreed beforehand that we would make the … Continue reading Is belief in God reasonable? Debate with David Robertson
Last month, I attended an event organised by Xaverian Missionaries in the US and UK. The event was titled “A Conversation Between Religious Believers and Humanists on Values and Ethics”. I must admit to be being very sceptical about the idea of being involved in ‘interfaith’ dialogue. As an atheist I do not identify myself … Continue reading Time for atheists, secularists and humanists to engage in interfaith dialogue?
My interview with the Pod Delusion, at 28m44s. Episode 203 - 6th September 2013.
A debate between Gary McLelland, atheist, Chair of Edinburgh Secular Society & Richard Lucas, Christian and member of SOLAS Centre for Public Christianity. Wednesday 21st August 2013, at Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh.
At the age of 15 I was a committed and devoted Roman Catholic. I would visit Church often, consult with my Parish Priest and at this time I was busy saving money to participate in a trip to rural Kenya to build a multi-purpose church/classroom. I am now an atheist, and active secular campaigner. I … Continue reading How I became an atheist
On Wednesday 21st August, Edinburgh Secular Society Chair, Gary McLelland will debate with leading Christian evangelical from SOLAS, Richard Lucas. The event will take place at Charlotte Chapel at 7pm. Free and unticketed. The event will be available on YouTube shortly afterwards.
I was very pleased to accept an invitation from Glasgow University Christian Union to debate with David Robertson of SOLAS, centre for public Christianity. It was an interesting debate, which I enjoyed.