Wednesday, 18 November 2009

'Humanists should be welcome on Thought for the Day – if they would only admit their own fundamental irrationality'

An interesting article by Nick Spencer in today's Guardian. He argues that 'In another way, however, humanism is deeply religious. It may not rely on revelation or the supernatural but, like any serious worldview, it does depend on beliefs and moral convictions that cannot be proved.' He goes on to suggest that (only) if those who hold such views 'are willing to abandon their fig leaves and embrace the vulnerability that goes with any religious faith position', they should be given a slot on Radio 4's Thought for the Day.

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