ESS Letter: Religion in Scots Law

The recently published Glasgow University report “Religion in Scots law” is quite an eye-opener in its revelation of vestigial religious privilege.

Who would have guessed for example that blasphemy, though not prosecuted for some time, is still a common law offence in Scotland?

The religious must be free to take their beliefs and their ancients texts as seriously as they like but it is quite absurd to insist, under pain of criminal sanction, that everyone else does too.

Neil Barber – Communications Officer  – Edinburgh Secular Society

Published in Scotsman newspaper 2nd March 2016.

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