Letter: Rev Robertson’s God delusion
The Courier & Advertiser 1 May 2015
Sir, – I would like to thank Rev David Robertson and Mr Stuart Wishart for their answers to my question: “If God created all mankind, by definition, he also created people of the LGBT nature as well. So why would he punish them for being what he created?”My question was sparked by an earlier article in The Courier which highlighted the constantly declining numbers of church congregations, often accelerated by their refusal to accept gay ministers, but denied, irrespective of facts, by many including Mr Robertson.
Of course, the real answer is that God only exists in the minds of his believers.Otherwise, why did we have two world wars within 20 years of each other and against the same country, in which millions of people died? Had an all-powerful God really existed, we would not have any wars at all, ever. Perhaps a better response is Stephen Fry’s interview on You Tube called, Stephen Fry on God. It is well worth a watch.
And finally, as an aside, there are an estimated 4,200 religions in this world.Of course, they all claim to be the only true religion and pathway into heaven. So, we’re all doomed, Mr Robertson, all doomed!
Letter: Humanity is better with God
The Courier & Advertiser 5 May 2015
Sir, – Howard Evans (May 1) stated that he had never heard the question of why God created LGBT people answered.When I answered it his response was that he did not really mean the question because he considers all belief in God to be a delusion anyway.His evidence for this is apparently the two world wars in which millions of people died.
I can understand this being evidence against the idea that human beings are inherently good but why is it evidence against God?An all-powerful God could easily have created human beings with free will whom he allowed to reap the consequences of their own actions.
He cites Stephen Fry’s rather juvenile and irrational attack on God as support. If Mr Evans is really interested in finding out answers to such accusations he could go to the Solas website (www.solas-cpc.org) where we have produced our own response to Stephen Fry.
As for the idea that because there are 4,200 religious views in the world, none of them can be right, I’m afraid that does not make sense either.It seems as though Mr Evans is saying that only his religious view is the correct one. Perhaps the delusion is not in those of us who believe that an almighty God could and has revealed himself through his son, Jesus Christ, but rather with those who think that their view that human beings are inherently progressive is the only view permitted.
As I look round the world today I have a suspicion that the evidence is clearly against those who think that humanity is better without God.
David A Robertson. Solas Centre for Public Christianity, Swan House, Dundee.
The original correspondence referred to is here –
And here is the video referred to