Monday, September 19, 2011
I'm really pleased to tell you about the launch of The H Factor, the first ever awareness campaign from The Humanist Society of Scotland.
As a celebrant, whenever I meet people to discuss a ceremony and ask them why they've chosen a Humanist one, they always begin by saying. "Well, we're not religious but..." Then they go on to say how they stumbled across the HSS web site, looked at what Humanists believe and thought, "Oh - We had no idea that we've been Secret Humanists for years!"
All the research suggests that the majority of people in the UK are secular. Although we don't expect everyone with Humanist leanings to be card carrying Humanists we feel it is very important to raise awareness of a set of ethics guided by reason, compassion and equality.
And that's what the H Factor campaign is about. You can see my contribution here, where I'm talking about a subject I care very much about, same sex marriage:
From September 25th, a film crew will tour Scotland for five days in a search to find the stars of the first ever Humanist TV commercial. Auditions will be held in Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow, where members of the public will be asked to answer questions on major moral issues. Anyone can sign up at The H Factor web site, and individuals who appear in the final advert will receive a £500 appearance fee.
So what are you waiting for? Check it out, sign up, and who knows? You could be a star of the future!