Monday, 9 February 2009

An alternative Thought for the Day

Dear reader, our blog has moved to a new address.

Do come on over (and change your bookmarks accordingly): rationalist.org.uk

If you're tired of only hearing religious voices give Radio 4's Thought for the Day, you may find some relief in the Humanist Society of Scotland's annual fortnight of rational alternatives, Thought for the World. They've kicked off today with a contribution from AC Grayling, and in the days to come you can hear podcasts from such leading humanists as Polly Toynbee, Mark Thomas, Claire Rayner and many more.

2 comments:

Tim Maguire, Humanist Celebrant said...

Thanks Paul

people might want to know that the campaign has two aims: firstly, to persuade the BBC to open up TFTD to secular contributors, and there's a new petition to that effect here http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/thought-for-the-day.html
and secondly, if people would like to have an alternative secular thought to listen to every day as a podcast, they can donate a small sum so that the HSS can carry on producing them. You can do that here http://www.justgiving.com/thoughtfortheworld

I hope you enjoy them!

80n said...

Now that the current HSS series of thoughts has come to an end there is another site that has started up called Secular Thought for the Day. At secularthought.org it has similar aims to the HSS initiative - getting the BBC to either open up TFTD or remove it altogether. Secular Though is running a daily thought provided by volunteer contributors who are just ordinary people, so there's some really interesting viewpoints.

I've also enjoyed the barbed and pointed opinion polls that the site seems to be running. Such fun.