I strongly believe in others having the choice to believe in God or anything else
if that is what they want. Indeed I have enabled religious services for a group of
Christians unable to get to church and I have gone with a person to church who would
have been unable to get there otherwise and sat quietly and respectfully at the back
until the service finished. I would do these things again because it is what they
Christians do not have the monopoly on values. It is a free society in which we all
choose the ethics, morals and values we wish to follow.
I have stuck up for Christians, Muslims, LGBTI people, Jewish people, black people,
minority people and all who have a right to freedom and to live the life they choose.
Please continue to debate, have real respect for those who don’t agree with you.
Warmth and love have far greater charm, are far greater coaxers than quoting innumerable
lines of fiction.
I have many friends and colleagues who hold Christian beliefs. Some of them very
lovely who wish to persuade me of their faith. We debate good heartedly and will
hopefully continue to do so. They want to change my mind; I don’t want to change
Believe for yourself and your kind; hold the values you believe but don’t think that
you have the right to make our secular society bend to what you think is right. Vive
Isle Of Lewis
Letter: Groundhog Day
6 August 2017
When I read the words written by Donald Morrison and saw that he wanted to be respectful
I was delighted with his response. Then I read on. Groundhog Day!
Perhaps it is necessary to spell out in much clearer terms what I am attempting to
say. Those of us who claim to be atheists are not concerned about the Bible because
we do not believe in God! It therefore follows that there is little point in writing
realms of quotes which we refute having any pertinence to us. I got as far as what
God has to say and stopped reading.