Peeress and distinguished supporter of Humanism
I do not believe in God but I believe that we have to live a good life on this Earth. We have to give out as much as we can.
Baroness Flather is a long-standing member of the Parliamentary Humanist Group who could be described as a Hindu humanist. She has said of herself: “I am not a very spiritual person” and in a debate in the House of Lords in 2007 on “the position in British society of those who profess no religion”, she stated: “I am an atheist and yet I am accepted by Hindus because as far as I can I follow the principles of the Gita, which I consider the most important Hindu book. In my small way I try to live by that. I do not believe in God but I believe that we have to live a good life on this Earth. We have to give out as much as we can.”
She has spoken in Lords debates on victim culture (in the context of “Islamophobia” in 2005), against the now repealed law on blasphemy (in 2005) and in favour of assisted dying (in 2005). She was also one of the signatories to a letter to the Government and the Independent in 2001 opposing faith-based schools.