"Give me six lines written by the most honourable of men and I will find in them an excuse to hang him," as Cardinal Richelieu may have said.
Rosemary Goring tells us that religion should be '"relegated to the purely private and personal realm" ("A desire for secular balance to the state", The Herald, June 17).
The UK Government with London as its capital city and a subordinate UK-owned family of tax havens (the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man) sits at the very heart of the global tax haven/tax avoidance scenario ("UK banks face crackdown over £3bn in tax avoidance", The Herald, June 17).
Thank you for giving publicity to the unveiling of the Memorial to 602 Squadron ("City finally keeps promise to honour Spitfire squadron", The Herald, June 14).
Glasgow's George Square should soon be suitably resurfaced, with two additional landscape beds, and the statues cleaned of guano by the application of pure water, all in time for the Commonwealth Games in 2014 ("George Square flower beds return for 2014", The Herald, June 15).
Rosemary Goring argues for a purely secular state freed from the corruption of institutionalised religion ("A desire for secular balance to the state", The Herald, June 17).
Bill Brown seems unconcerned with threats to our privacy (Letters, June 17).
I wonder, is Richard Mowbray really old enough to remember the 1930s (Letters, June 14)?
IAN Bell presents the argument against increasing powers for our security services in this electronic age as a point of ethical principle rather than accepting the cold and unfamiliar realities of securing our safety in the UK for now and the future ("Need for security must not override the right to privacy", The Herald, June 15).
GILLIES Hill, the beautiful and historic landscape two miles to the south of Stirling, part of the field of Bannockburn, has never been more threatened.
TONY Blair and other advocates of regime change by force in Syria are ignoring the disasters it creates.
NEWS that nearly half of all newly-qualified teachers have found full-time permanent jobs in Scotland's schools – more than double the number from two years ago – should be greeted with some scepticism ("Permanent posts for half of new teachers", The Herald, June 14).
GENERALLY the sayings of the Scottish Secular Society can be ignored with an amused chuckle.
AND so after the furious outcry over the statues, the complaints about the ghastly red Tarmac, the soap opera saga played out by Glasgow City Council, with claims and counter-claims of dastardly deeds whirling around the City Chambers, and the redesign plan that was to cost £15m, George Square will after all be dressed for the party.
JAMES Hunter makes a compelling case for tenant farmers' right to buy ("We can know before review starts how farm ownership will change", The Herald, June 13).
Your quotation from Dr Nagy Iskander illustrates why creationists should not be let near science classes (Call to ban creationism, News, June 9).