I think most of us have had enough of the aggressive and perverse campaign against free speech by the Scottish Secular Society (SSS).
Its latest call for the banning of creationist views from schools is a patent example of its biased views on education (Teachers reject crationism ban", The Herald, November 24). I say "perverse" for these reasons:
l The SSS casts aspersions on creationists for "penetrating schools" when this language exactly describes what it is doing as it seeks its minority view to be imposed on the majority of parents and schoolchildren, who come from a faith-based position.
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l It launches an attack on the very premises of the scientific enterprise when it wants to exclude from the debate a scientifically argued view which challenges the validity of the Darwinian hypothesis. The very essence of science is that a theory which cannot be challenged is not scientific. The SSS wants to elevate Darwinism to a status of absolute truth. There is no such thing in the world of science. Science cannot prove anything absolutely.
l It betrays its religious zeal for "unbelief" by continually resorting to loaded language and false premises. The fact is that our society, which is largely faith-based, is being bombarded by creeping secularism from a vociferous minority. Our leaders need follow the robust example of the EIS and defend the rights of the majority for the expression of their faith across the spectrum of school subjects, which are all influenced by our presuppositions, pro- or anti-Christian.
l The myth of neutrality propounded by secularists must be recognised. They are in fact less neutral than positive believers for they are denying the witness of history and the fact that many more professional scientists are doubting the theory of evolution today than did 50 years ago. Is there any proof that the negativity of secularism is any benefit to the advancement of science? Hundreds of millions of pounds have been spent recently on reaching a barren boulder in space. Is this massive financial commitment to an endeavour to find life's origin independent of the Creator not evidence of the unjustified misdirection of resources that the secularist bias inspires? Enough is enough.
David S Fraser,
191 Sandyhills Road, Glasgow.