The Pope Visiting Malta

Humanists do not hold religious beliefs, and thus often disagree with those who have a faith, and with the actions (or inaction) of religious organisations, now or in the past. Nevertheless, we welcome instances when the teachings of a religious leader chime with the...

Slippery slopes are everywhere

We often hear of the ‘slippery slope’ in discussion of social issues. Some argue it is necessary to ban, rather than carefully regulate, eg recreational drug use or assisted dying, to avoid starting down this slope. If ‘slippery slopes’ are indeed a justification for...