Imagine no religion: would the world be a better place?

Imagine no religion: would the world be a better place?

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The London Nautical School

61 Stamford Street



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Religion is often seen as a dangerous delusion and yet many find comfort in their faith. Is religion part of the problem or the solution?

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“...Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace...” (John Lennon, Imagine)

John Lennon thought the world would be better off without religion, and many today would agree with him. We no longer think that religion is a harmless choice; it’s widely seen as a dangerous delusion. Religion causes many of humanity’s greatest problems: division, intolerance and conflict.

And yet, religion isn’t dying. Globally, religious adherence is expected to grow over the next 30 years. Religious people report higher levels of personal satisfaction and meaning. How can both be true? Is religion part of the problem or is it the solution?

Whether you’re a skeptic, a believer, or an impartial observer, join us for a thought-provoking evening, with our speaker Simon Edwards, as he wrestles with whether religion is dangerous or a source of personal comfort.

Simon is the UK Director of the Zacharias Trust and is based at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He speaks nationally and internationally, at public forums, universities and churches. He holds separate degrees in law and economics, and diplomas in theology, legal studies and education.

When: 7.30 - 9.30pm, 17th March 2020

Where: London Nautical School, SE1 9NA (near Waterloo)

Cost: Free

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