Scotland on Sunday carries Humanist Easter Message

Les Mitchell, chair of the Humanist Society Scotland, gave a Humanist Easter message in the Scotland on Sunday this weekend.

L-MitchellCelebrating the cultural significance of Easter and the opportunity for reflection and renewal he took the opportunity to call on a secular voice in the independence referendum.

He said, “Modern Easter has a cultural significance quite separate from the religious meaning. A celebration of a new spring after a cold and dark winter is a notion you don’t need a god to appreciate.”

“In celebrating Easter, I’ll be more than happy for those who have religious beliefs to practise them, to celebrate the most significant date in the Christian year and to enjoy their own faith.”

“I will be celebrating a Happy Easter, eggs and all. But more importantly, as spring bursts, we’ll be looking forward to a good debate about the future of a good, robust and equal Scotland. In our view this is a secular Scotland.”

You can read the full article on the Scotsman website

 

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