Sir, – Gordon Dilworth wonders what my reaction would have been if school pupils had been sent home with a book extolling the virtues of secular humanism.
Clearly he has been out of touch with education for some time — my children are regularly indoctrinated with secular humanism. He also has not read the Scripture Union booklet referred to, which was not an evangelistic booklet and merely mentioned that prayer might be helpful.
I realise that our atheistic humanists are sensitive souls and get upset at anything which questions their fundamental beliefs but perhaps they could learn from the Christian educational tradition, which is to encourage pupils to think for themselves.
If my children came home from school with the kind of atheistic humanistic propaganda suggested by Mr Dilworth, I would not insist that the book be banned, I would just encourage them to question and think for themselves.
That’s the difference between Christian education and Secular Humanist indoctrination!
Rev David Robertson. St Peter’s Free Church, 4 St Peter Street, Dundee.