Barbara Smoker

was born 85 years ago today in London, England

she was president of the National Secular Society (in the UK) (www.secularism.org/uk) from 1971-1996

“The one function that most gods seem to have in common is to give human existence some ultimate purpose — and, while it is not possible to disprove an ultimate purpose, there does not seem to be any evidence for it. That is not to say, of course, that there is no purpose in life at all: we all make our own purposes as we go through life. And life does not lose its value simply because it is not going to last forever.” — taken from “Why I Am An Atheist”, a script recorded in June 1985 (& broadcast on BBC World Service four times that year)

for more info on her: http://www.barbara.smoker.freeuk.com/Biography.htm

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