Monday, March 3, 2008

Thought for the Day

I recently did an alternative "Thought for the Day" for the HSS. You can hear my effort here, along with those from A.C. Grayling, Stewart Lee, Arthur Smith, Nigel Warburton and many others.

They are offered, of course, as an alternative to the T4TDs on BBC Radio 4, from which humanists and non-religious folk are banned.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

errrmmmm is that why Richard Dawkins very famously just did a BBC Thought for the Day?

Anonymous said...

I didn't realise Dawkins was religious!!! Oh yes, I remember he's a humanIST. Aren't those the ones responsible for 100 million deaths in the 20th century? Oh yes I thought so.

Stephen Law said...

oops oh yes he did a "secular thought for the day" as a one-off, for the Today programme, so people could hear what a non-religious one might sound like. Not sure if it qualifies as an official T4TD though.

Mind you, his is a just an anti-religious rant, which is fun, but not really what the HSS wanted.

Chris said...

Notice also that religious commentators always give a placid "Let's all love everyone" type message. It's a bit repetitive frankly.

Would liven it up a bit to have Dawkins or a religious commentator of similar bent.

Thought of the Day just reminds me that I'm late, it's not actually worth listening to.

David B. Ellis said...


I didn't realise Dawkins was religious!!! Oh yes, I remember he's a humanIST. Aren't those the ones responsible for 100 million deaths in the 20th century? Oh yes I thought so.



You actually don't know the difference between a humanist and a communist, Do you?