This is my latest article in Christian Today http://www.christiantoday.com/article/richard.dawkins.prayer.row.5.things.it.taught.me.about.religion.in.britain/79717.htm Who would have thought it? The Church of England finally trending on Twitter! What has caused the fuss? This simple tweet got the twitterati all in a tizz. Some of Dawkins’ 1.36 million followers found it all a bit much. Is it insulting to offer a prayer for Professor Dawkins? Is it sarcasm and mocking? Rev … Continue reading The Dawkins Prayer Row and what it tells us about Christianity in the UK
Letter: Retain Christian education The Courier & Advertiser 6 Feb 2016 Dear Editor, John Munro (Feb 2nd) asks what I mean by Christian beliefs. Its not difficult – I mean those beliefs shared by all Christians as expressed in the Apostles Creed – held in common by Catholics, Presbyterians, Anglicans and others. It is also a bit of a cheap jibe for Mr Munro to … Continue reading Retain Christian Education – The Debate Continues
Once again the secularist sects in Scotland unite to attack me and claim that their position is the ‘neutral’ one. And once again I get the opportunity to expose their real agenda. This is an important debate and its good that we can have it in public and that the continual attacks of the militant secularists provide the opportunity to explain the Christian position in … Continue reading Atheist Schools – the Indoctrination of Children – Letters in The Courier
Alistair McBay continues his campaign against the Trussell Trust and Christianity in public life. This letter was published in the Scotsman I applaud the work done by the Trussell Trust and all other charities, along with the donating public, on alleviating hardship or protecting the vulnerable (Letters, 29 July). It is all the more a shame therefore that both the trust and its most vocal … Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust – The Secularist Attack on Christianity Exposed Again – Letters in the Scotsman – July 31st 2015
Tolerance by secularists Continuing the secularists campaign against the Trussell Trust, Alistair McBay wrote the following letter in The Courier on the 27th of July. Davids response on the 29th follows: Sir, – I expected the customary fire and brimstone from the Free Church minister David Robertson over the Dundee foodbank and its discriminatory employment policies. But as usual he is wrong on many points. It would … Continue reading Secularists Continue Campaign Against Christian Foodbanks – Letter in Dundee Courier and response
The Scotsman published this edited version of my letter today: Perhaps you will allow me to answer the rather strange accusations of Alistair McBay of the National Secular Society (Letters, 26 June) that I campaign to restrict the human rights of women and LGBTI people and for religious apartheid in education. These accusations are simply false – I challenge Mr McBay to demonstrate one right … Continue reading Education, Human Rights and the National Secular Society – Letter in The Scotsman – 27th June 2015
Letter: It’s all about toleration The Courier 12 Mar 2015 Sir, – Alistair McBay of the National Secular Society (Letters, March 9) resorts to mockery and scaremongering to tell us why Christian values should be removed from education. To link Scripture Union and the bible with homophobic bullying is a cheap and nasty shot, sadly all too typical of the kind of propaganda the atheist … Continue reading Letter in The Courier – Its all about toleration.
The National Secular Society in Scotland is struggling. Its numbers are low and it is being outdone in stridency (and thus publicity) by the Scottish Secular Society. It has an affable spokesperson, Alistair McBay, whom I have debated a couple of times, and who I actually like and enjoy banter with. But I suspect they are getting a wee bit desperate because Alistair’s latest article … Continue reading The Reincarnation of John Knox!
It’s that time of year again. The marmite day in the church calendar that we either love or hate. I’m talking of course about the Nativity play. Although most people’s experience of them has been at school, many churches (including my own) do them as well. Our ‘Monday Mix’ club and our Impact group will both present their versions of the Christmas story on the … Continue reading The Naffness of Nativity
To the Editor of the Scotsman: I was a little surprised to discover a letter (28 October) from the Edinburgh Secular Society commenting on the Free Church’s submission to the Smith Commission, mainly because our submission had not been reported on in The Scotsman. It is absurd to claim that we wish to abandon “equality and fairness”. If anyone wishes to read our submission on … Continue reading The Free Church, The Secularists and ‘Equality and Fairness’ – Letter in Scotsman- 29th October 2014