Why advantage for religions? Sir, – David Robertson (December 12) accuses secular societies of seeking to remove religion from the public square but the group to which I belong, Secular Scotland, has no such aim. If he wishes to preach his religion in a street, we will not oppose any legal right he has to … More The Intolerance of Secular Scotland and Christianity in Schools- Letters in The Courier
The following letter appeared as the lead letter in todays Courier under this headline – “Scotland’s Poor Must not be Left Behind”. It was in response to this article about Sir Pete Downes earlier – Principal warns of Brexit Brain Drain and also This Sir, – I have great sympathy with Professor Sir Pete Downes, principal of … More Scotland’s Poor Must not be Left Behind by Scotland’s Universities.
The Manic Street Preachers – If you Tolerate this then your Children will be Next Earlier this month The Scotsman and The Courier both carried articles which boasted about Scotland becoming a more ‘tolerant’ nation. The Scotsman even ran an editorial which was as good an example of hubristic self-congratulation as one could wish for. I … More Scotland – the Most Tolerant Nation in the World?
(Alistair McBay of the Secular Society – not quite grasping his theme!) Alistair McBay had the following letter in the Dundee Courier on Friday. Stamp out all prejudice Sir, – I was delighted to hear the First Minister and some of her ministers fully supporting Pride Glasgow and promising to root out anti-gay prejudice and … More Pride, Prejudice, Free Church Ministers and Secular Intolerance
Letter: We should celebrate Robert McCheyne The Courier & Advertiser 14 Jun 2016 What a brilliant piece of journalism your Impact 200 series on the men and women of Tayside and Fife who have inspired, challenged and influenced us in the past 200 years, has been. It was fascinating to see and read about … More We Should Celebrate Robert Murray McCheyne
David Coburn, the leader of UKIP in Scotland, recently paid a visit to Dundee in which he spoke somewhat disparagingly of the city being left to rot by the SNP. I responded to his remarks in the Courier with the following letter. Sometimes we must acknowledge what is positive and not just be the … More Is Dundee Rotten? – Letter to the Courier
No sooner do I begin my new series of the state of the Church in Scotland than the Scottish Social Attitudes survey is published, resulting in headlines along the lines of ‘Atheists now the majority in Scotland’. I was going to move on to the Catholic Church this week but that will have to wait … More The Two Faces of the Church of Scotland
There are two articles in todays papers concerning my comments re the visit of President Mahama of Ghana to Scotland. They are very revealing. Racism row develops over Ghana’s gay rights The Courier & Advertiser 23 Mar 2016 The Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland has been branded “bonkers” after accusing the leaders … More Are the Tories Racist? Am I Bonkers?
It was a difficult task made almost impossible. Abertay University had asked me to debate with Dr Graeme Catto on the question of euthanasia. Among other things, Sir Graeme Catto was a member of the governments commission on assisted suicide and the chairman on assisted suicide. He is very much part of the liberal establishment … More Debates Don’t Change Anything? – Euthanasia Debate Abertay University – 7th March 2016
It’s been a busy day in the media for yours truly! Letters: A watered-down Christianity is not what this country needs The Herald 19 Feb 2016 KENNY MacAskill in his very interesting and stimulating article (“I might not ‘do religion’ but I praise the work of our faiths”, The Herald, February 16) speaks of the … More Undiluted Calvinism, Christian Education and Local Government – Todays letters and reports in the Press!