The following letter was published in the Scotsman today – it was predictably greeted with the usual abuse from the secularists (some so bad that their comments were blocked from the Scotsman website) – moron, numpty, stupid, extremist etc being the standard of rational and intellectual comment! Even more interesting was the complaint from one secular leader that The Scotsman were biased in publishing my letter with the implication that I should be banned. The writer clearly missed the irony of him claiming that Christianity restricted freedom and secularism allows it, whilst in the same breath complaining that I am allowed to express Christian views! Here is the letter.
“Dr Mary Brown (Letters, 6 June) needs to avoid taking “slight glances” back into history which tend only to reinforce one’s particular prejudices.
A more detailed look would clearly demonstrate that Scotland’s history, heritage and values are founded largely upon Christianity and that overall this has been to our benefit.
A more detailed examination would also struggle to find one single example of a nation influenced by Christianity turning into a theocracy.
This is not to deny that there have been those who have abused Christianity and used it for their own political and economic ends. But abuse does not negate the main point of my article which was to show that the supposed “secular” values of equality, freedom and diversity are not secular at all, but rather stem from Christian theology.
If we lose the roots, we will lose the fruits.
The original link (with some very sad comments afterwards can be found here –