Over the last few years I have become involved in the secular movement.
I feel quite impassioned by the fact that some laws are in place solely to appease the religious lobby. (eg: Marriage Inequality, Euthanasia, Abortion)
I feel as though many ethical discussions that our community needs to have are held back because of irrational and unscientific ideas.
I think that generally people are not taught how to think critically and logically, which is becoming an increasingly important skill in the increasingly dynamic society in which we live, where the decisions we make today can have deep consequences for our future.
The debate between religious and secular world-views is nothing new. I have written this album firstly as an expression of my honest response to these issues.
Also, I hope to bring this essential and interesting discussion into the public discourse. This is a topic which is not so readily delved into.
I don’t claim to have all the answers or that my world view is without flaws. I just want to encourage genuine skepticism, inquiry and discussion when it comes to important issues.
I believe that no opinions or beliefs are beyond criticism, no matter how sacred they may be.
I can handle having my views scrutinised and challenged. In fact, I welcome it.
released 14 November 2011
Produced By Tom Nichols at Britannia Row Studios, London
Thanks to the amazing Bella Chipperfield on the keys.
Thanks to the rest of my band who won't be named for subject matter.
Thanks to Davide, Oded, Charlie and all the guys at Brit Row.
Thank you to my parents. They are two warm, loving and generous people, who have supported me in everything I do, including things they disagree with. They have taught me to speak out about what I think is right.
Thank you to my brother. My best friend who will sit up with me all night talking and arguing about the world. He helps me to be a more logical and rational person and is the most moral and upstanding human being I have ever met.
Thank you to my heros who have impacted me and helped me throughout my change in perspective and the writing of this album:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
You have inspired me and made me think and rethink again. Thank you for your humbling contributions to humanity.
Thank you to fellow Secularists
Progressive Atheists INC
The Atheist Foundation of Australia
Thank you to my friends and family for your support and for putting up with many heated discussions and rants over the years xx
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