ESS response to Edinburgh Evening News letter defending Prime Minister’s ‘Christian Country’ claim

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In his letter Gus Logan coins the sophomoric argument that an inability to disprove god’s existence makes non-belief a comparable faith position (Edinburgh Evening News 31st Dec.)

We can’t disprove the existence of fairies either but that doesn’t mean it’s 50/50. It is incumbent on he who is suggesting the existence of an invisible supernatural being to present the evidence.

He claims that my objection to The Prime Minister, a public servant, using his platform to promote his personal religious views means I must be an atheist, for who other than an atheist would object to the imposition of Christianity throughout all of our society?

He cites David Hume with whom I do have something in common in that I studied philosophy at Edinburgh University and have Christian friends.

None of them have ever insisted that their world view should be the default position of the state.

Neil Barber – Communications Officer Edinburgh Secular Society

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