ESS Letter: Secularism

Church and State

Richard Lucas despairs about the modernising of The Church of Scotland over sexuality and relationships and their opposition to smacking children. (letters 26th May)

He laments that these are “secular values.” Mr Lucas should remember that Secularism is concerned only to separate church and state makes no judgement of religious ideas per se.

I imagine that if asked, many secularists would applaud The Kirk or any organisation finding its way towards liberalism and decency but the internal ideological struggle of a private religious group has nothing to do with Secularism.

Neil Barber – Communications Officer – Edinburgh Secular Society

Published in Scotsman newspaper 27th May 2016

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