Since I wrote this, I have become a member of a branch of the National Secular Society that meets in Edinburgh and calls itself, unsurprisingly, the Edinburgh Secular Society.
Trying to secularise entrenched education and political systems that have bowed to religious influence for generations even centuries is a mammoth lobbying task. It needs constant monitoring of religious privilege and continual contact with any number of organisations.
My interests in the wider world haven’t changed; I am still interested in informing myself about reality and eschewing all forms of woo woo.
I still love literature, opera and drama. I am attempting to learn how to write effectively by opting for an Open University course in creative writing and I have joined a local writers’ group. I will keep Chomsky’s quote here because it is timeless:
State power tends to be overwhelmingly influenced by concentrated private power and corporate power means unaccountable private tyrannies and is most dangerous.
I dislike injustice and loathe violence, either sanctioned in wars or on the streets. I cannot however see a stop to all this. So I write about the things that grab my interest and attention.
I still invite everyone to drop by and add comments and you are welcome to write a guest blog on this site. I changed my blog’s WordPress theme from Koi to Quintus yesterday – I quite like the clean and open page view. How about you?