18th March 2008

“This escalating promotion of non-native religions by people in authority contains the seeds of serious civil unrest and the most effective way to avoid this would be to declare Scotland officially a secular country. With no religious element allowed in public life, religions would be free to develop and prosper at their appropriate level in home and church.”

Robert Dow

4 Responses to “18th March 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    Yes, that would be a good start—if only we could get the Scots to agree.
    Religion must be eliminated from schools, politics and the rest of public life not just in Scotland but in the whole of Britain.
    Aggressive non-native religions are already making inroads, and I am not referring to laughable Mormonism and Scientology.

  2. Hypatia Says:

    laughable Mormonism and Scientology

    Watch out Terence – the men in black will be out to get you!

    (I’m referring to the Mormons of course 😉

  3. Critic Says:

    …to declare Scotland officially a secular country. With no religious element allowed in public life…

    The first part won’t work without the second part. The US could be considered an officially secular country in that it does not have a state religion. However, the deep entrenchment of religion in public life has all but negated the secular component to the point where resolutions are going through congress stating that the US was founded on xian principles. The first step in establishing a state religion.

    I find that I could tolerate the religious fools much easier if they would just enjoy their religion and keep it to themselves instead of insisting that everyone believe the same way they do.

    This quote also smacks of a bit of xenophobia with the phrase,

    non-native religions

    indicating islam I’m sure. While islam is a stupid religion followed by total idiots, it is no better for Scotland, or any country, to promote “native” religions.

  4. Chris Says:

    Zenophobia with regard to Homicidal Islam is entirely rational as there is no flavor of it that is entirely at ease with modern life and civil society. Even their “moderates” couldn’t bring themselves to condemn 9/11, the subway bombing, the bus bombings, the night club bombing – you name it. They always hedge with some slippery language that means “they had it coming”. They are the latest and worst act yet in the parade of fools known as religion.