ESS Letter: Secular Time

Kirking

This week saw the pageant known as The Kirking of the Parliament and much is being made of its new “inter-faith” credentials including a contribution from Humanist Society Scotland.

Is this a step in the right direction? We know that all religious groups combined now amount to fewer than half of all Scots.

The solution to the privilege of one minority religion proclaiming its affiliation with our democratically elected parliament is surely not to shoe-horn in a whole bunch of other religions.

Pageantry and ceremony add value to our lives but could we not have a secular event which represents all Scottish voters?

Neil Barber – Communications Officer – Edinburgh Secular Society

Published in the Scotsman newspaper 13th May 2016

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