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Media Officer dismisses attack on ESS membership in today’s Evening News

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Published on 19/06/2013 12:00

Growth springs from modest beginnings

Gus Logan continues to obsess about Edinburgh Secular Society’s membership numbers (letters, June 18). Would he be satisfied to learn that our membership is of course less than that of the major Christian churches? Unlike religion we have not built numbers through 2000 years of compulsory belief enforced with the threat of death, torture or imprisonment.

I can tell him that our membership has tripled since we began in August of last year.

We hope Mr Logan might engage with our ideas directly and abandon this churlish numbers game. He should be reminded that many campaigns started with small groups or individuals with no diminution of the lasting virtue of their ideas.

Does he recall Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst? Or civil rights activist Rosa Parks? Didn’t Jesus start with 12 men sitting around a table?

Neil Barber, Edinburgh Secular Society, Saughtonhall Drive

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