I’m an atheist and a secularist. I think everyone should be free to believe what they like, as long as they express these beliefs peacefully and allow others the same freedom. I also believe that all governments, schools and public institutions should be secular and base their laws, teachings and judgements on reason and science. I believe in being kind to people and in treating everyone equally, whichever belief system they follow. Moreover, I think all children should be free to grow up in a world where they are allowed to question, doubt, think freely and reach their own conclusions about life’s big questions – and I hope that, within our lifetimes, this will happen.

I trust that AHA will promote these ideas in Luxembourg, and I wish them all the luck and courage they need to do so.

Ariane Sherine
Comedy writer and journalist
Creator of the Atheist Bus Campaign UK