Tuesday, 15 November 2011

They've Got The H Factor!



I was very pleased with the first phase of the results from The H Factor campaign we ran in September, when we went all over Scotland to find out what humanists believe on a wide range of important moral issues, including same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide and sectarianism. The films feature contributions from more than 50 individuals, ranging from 10 year old Mellin Buchanan from Thurso to 81 year old Margaret Ferguson from Inverness. You can see them all on the H Factor web site or on Vimeo where they can also be downloaded and shared on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

These short films were made as part of the process of casting the first ever Humanist TV commercial, which will shoot in Spring 2012.

Although the word 'Humanist' is starting to pop up more often across the media, I find that very few people actually know what humanists believe. The H Factor films will allow the public to see for themselves and I hope that a fair few of them will realise they've actually been 'Secret Humanists' all their lives.

PS - The HSS is now giving you a chance to win £1,000 by creating a new slogan for the society. Find out more at the H Factor web site 

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