First UK Non-Political Party

RELIGION

*V2

*This is the second version of this video as we are always looking to improve and progress, there will be many more versions in the future. Please send your ideas and or comments on this video for us to consider HERE. Thank you – NONPOL Team

Religion (Video Script)

Religion.

Religion has been responsible for more slaughter of innocent life than any other actions of human beings. Religions have vast resources, vast followings, and immense power in different countries of the world. Some countries cultures are totally under the control of religion. The Taliban regard woman as second-rate citizens and deny them free speech and equal rights. In such countries equal rights do not exist and the individual is not sacred. NONPOL want to ensure that the UK is not stolen by a controlling religion or controlling ideology such as Communism or that of the Taliban, where freedom of speech and equal rights are removed. Currently our political system would allow an extreme party to run the country if they were able to win enough seats in parliament.  In 2007 Christopher Hitchins wrote the book called ‘God is not great: How religion poisons everything’. This is an anti-theist approach in that Hitchens thinks all religions are bad. This anti-theist approach seems to be growing in the UK. The last UK census in 2021, showed for the first time in census history that Christianity was not the major religion the UK falling from 59.3% to 46.2%, which could be a dangerous trend and makes the UK vulnerable to a religious take-over, such as by the Taliban.  With high levels of bad immigration this risk increases every year.  NONPOL believe there is a way to do good immigration, see our video on this in our manifesto.  Back to anti-theism, NONPOL recognises that to many people religion is a very important part of their life and as a sacred individual they should have the right to follow the religion of their choice. In theory a religion should instil a moral code within someone to respect each other and the society we live in. 

However, NONPOL believes religion has not kept up with modern times and not evolved to the needs of the modern life and this could explain why Christianity has fallen so much in the UK and anti-theism is taking root. Ancient texts from centuries ago do not map well into the modern 21st century world. But many ancient traditions or specific ceremonies are not acceptable to the UK culture or current society, such as in some countries if you renounce your religion (Apostasy) the punishment can be death. This is the ultimate removal of freedom of speech and totally unacceptable to NONPOL and we believe totally unacceptable to British culture. NONPOL believe the UK should be recognised fundamentally as Christian aligned culture, without having to conform strictly to any specific flavour of Christianity, just to the moral code of a neutral Christianity. NONPOL believes the British culture has always been roughly aligned to Christianity, and should remain so, even for the anti-theists. NONPOL would, through collaboration with all religions and communities, introduce a Christian based moral code as a constitutional right to all British citizens through the British constitution. This would give the anti-theists and the young generation who are turning their back on religion a moral code to align to without being religious. It is important to recognise other religions in the UK and the majority of them also agree and follow a respectful moral code, so there should be no objection to this approach, except from the extremists. This is a very delicate subject but one that needs to be addressed and NONPOL wants to provide a platform to create an environment where we can all live in peace and harmony but above all respectfully, whether we are religious or not. 

Reference 1 – The Global Religious Landscape by Pew Research Center

Reference 2 – Most Christian Countries 2022

Reference 3 – Religious Beliefs In The United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Reference 4 – Communism (ideology) by Terence Ball

Reference 5 – Irreligion in the United Kingdom

Reference 6 – Religious Landscape Study in the U.S