Atheism: What’s the point?

For many, atheism implies support for progressive causes such as LGBT equality, human rights and liberal education. But is atheism always the same as ‘humanism’? Aren’t there as many religious people who also have liberal, progressive and humane ideas? And aren’t there many religious people – perhaps a majority – who are just as committed as atheists are to the idea of a secular state? Filmed at the Battle of Ideas, this is a must-see for the Godless or God-fearing. Speakers include: Andrew Copson, Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, Alom Shaha & Mark Vernon. The chair is Dolan Cummings.