The National Secular Society's General Principles are as follows:
The National Secular Society asserts that there is no rational basis for belief in god(s). It affirms that this life is the only one of which we have any knowledge and human effort should be directed wholly towards its improvement.
The National Secular Society affirms that freedom of expression and the free criticism of institutions and ideas are fundamental human rights essential to a civilised State.
Affirming that morality is social in origin and application, the National Secular Society aims to promote the happiness and well-being of humanity.
The National Secular Society demands the complete separation of Church and State and the abolition of all privileges granted to religious organisations.