In the next few weeks the 2011 National Census Form will arrive and amongst the various questions being asked is one about “religion”. The British Humanist Society has begun a campaign to persuade people not to answer the question, which is voluntary. Advertisements on posters and on buses will read “If you’re not religious for God’s sake say so” to which Rev.George Pilcher of the Telegraph comments that this “may be rather more theologically profound than they intend to be”. In the 2001 census 71% of people stated that they were Christians.
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