Send The God Delusion to your MP
By J CHRISTIE, PLEDGEBANK.COM
Added: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 00:00:00 UTC
UPDATE FROM J CHRISTIE:
The pledge "Send a copy of The God Delusion to UK MPs", has SUCCEEDED.
In the early hours of Sunday morning our 645th pledger signed up, enough to send a copy of this book to each UK Member of Parliament.
So each of us must now act, and follow through on our pledge, and ensure the MP we are responsible for receives the book.
What to do next:
1) Check www.jamiechristie.com/cands to be sure of which MP you are matched with. This is particularly important for people who are wildcards. (Problems? - see below.)
2) Buy the book and have it sent to the address below. Please try to have the book arrive by Monday April 16th - the date MPs return from Easter recess.
[Name of MP]
House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA
Feel free to include a covering letter if you like.
Thank you for all your support in this pledge.
"I will Arrange my MP to receive a copy of Richard Dawkins' book "The God Delusion" but only if 645 other people (one per UK constituency) will do the same for other MPs."
— J Christie
Deadline to sign up by: 31st March 2007
Country: United Kingdom
The head of the UK Catholic Church has today (23 January 2007) has asked the UK parliament to exempt Catholic adoption agencies from being forced to consider equally, applications from homosexual couples.
I do not believe the church should be given special status. Catholics, like everyone else in the country, should play by the rules. Faith should not exempt one from being guilty of discrimination.
Richard Dawkins, as Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, is best placed to make this argument, and his book "The God Delusion" (costing 11 pounds online) does it convincingly.
I will buy a copy, and have it delivered to my own MP. Should this pledge gain momentum, I additionally undertake to maintain a simple online list of MP's (and their addresses) for whom pledges have been received, to eliminate duplication of effort.
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