Short Chat with Violine Namyalo – HALEA and UHASSO

by | September 7, 2017
Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How much does atheism overlap with humanism to you? 
Violine Namyalo: Humanism greatly overlaps with humanism, both philosophies don’t believe in the existence of a deity.
Jacobsen: Does one need to be an atheist to be a humanist?
Namyalo: Because humanism doesn’t believe in any god, God or devil just like Atheism does.  I think being a humanist is equivalent to being an Atheist.
Jacobsen: How much influence does theism have on politics in Uganda? 
Namyalo: Theism influences a lot of Ugandan politics. This is because most politicians are religious and they make decisions basing on religious guidance.  
Jacobsen: What is an educational initiative, ongoing, to reduce the level of superstition and anti-reason aspects of Ugandan culture?
Namyalo: Humanist schools in Uganda are part of the initiatives ongoing to reduce superstition and anti-reason.
Jacobsen: Is the trajectory for religion on the decrease, and so irreligion on the increase, in Uganda in the future?
Namyalo: If people allow their minds to openly think, and also apply critical thinking to everything they do, I am sure religion will decrease in the future.
Jacobsen: Thank you for your time, Violine.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen is the Founder of In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal and In-Sight Publishing. Jacobsen works for science and human rights, especially women’s and children’s rights. He considers the modern scientific and technological world the foundation for the provision of the basics of human life throughout the world and advancement of human rights as the universal movement among peoples everywhere. You can contact Scott via email, his website, or Twitter.

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