I read with interest Brian McClinton’s call for humanism to be included in the RE syllabus (February 26) in the interests of equality.
In the interests of equality will he now call for the flaws in evolutionary theory to be taught in science classes, along with the possibility of a Divine Creator?
As the noted atheist, Professor William Provine stated: “ ..belief in modern evolution makes atheists of people”.
Why should the atheistic world view get a free run in science classes when as Prof Provine admits, the atheistic world view has some constructs that are patently absurd, and tolerates ‘unsubstantiated just-so stories’?
Again, how can humanists logically call for a place in ethics classes, for if we assume there is no God, then as Prof Provine rightly states, “there are no gods, no purposes, no goal directed forces of any kind ... There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning to life...”
Now I am not suggesting that atheists can not be moral decent people, but how can they promote ethics when their world view has no ultimate foundation?
Tom Ferguson, Ballymoney